Do more for foreign labourers in need

Governments all over the world have made the decision to put their countries in some form of lockdown as a step to battle the COVID-19 disease. While obviously necessary, the lockdowns have left a segment of these countries’ population in a very vulnerable situation. In Malaysia, the Movement Control Order 2020 (MCO) has put foreign …

Ban Ramadhan bazaars this year for the public’s safety

Despite the COVID-19 disease that is currently plaguing our country, many states still maintain that Ramadhan bazaars will be allowed to operate. The Consumer Association of Penang (CAP) is completely against any Ramadhan bazaars operating this year as it would completely defeat the purpose of the social distancing we have been practicing and puts peoples’ …

Protect the welfare of indigenous communities in Sarawak amid the MCO

SAM has been receiving reports from indigenous communities in interior Sarawak, which describe how the movement control order (MCO) has affected them. The communities are currently anxious over the dwindling supply of essential food items, daily necessities and cash, and their inability to access medical, banking and other essential services and sell their produce in the nearest rural …

Eminent activist, Martin Khor Kok Peng passes away

GEORGETOWN, PENANG:  Malaysia has lost one of its best activist who was also an intellectual of international standing who had worked tirelessly for the downtrodden and the disadvantaged South. Martin Khor was the Honorary Secretary of the Consumers Association of Penang, Advisor to the Third World Network, Council Member of Sahabat Alam Malaysia and former Executive Director of South …

Allow slaughtering of poultry in wet markets

The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) urges the Penang Island City Council (MBPP) to allow the slaughtering of poultry in the market as consumers should have a choice between dressed poultry and those that are freshly slaughtered in wet markets. The reasons for doing away with the slaughtering poultry are not good enough because there …