Developers turn state’s low cost housing policy into a charade

CAP fully supports the Penang state government’s 30% compliance clause imposed on housing developers. Under this clause, 30% of the housing units built by developers have to be of the low-cost (RM42,000) and low medium cost (RM72,500) types. However, the state leaves it to the developers to do the sales of these units and it …

CAP calls for a Royal Commission of Inquiry into Malaysia’s poverty scandal

Last week U.N. special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Philip Alston, announced that Malaysia had been fudging its poverty measurement and that it’s poverty rate is much higher than official reports. Instead of an official poverty rate of 0.4%, Malaysia’s real poverty rate is at an estimated 15%. What it means is that …

Food Outlets That Charge For Plain Water Are Totally Unjustified!!

According to a survey carried out by the Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP)  the price of plain water sold at food outlets such as restaurants and food stalls are exorbitant. The price survey at restaurants and food stalls in Penang found that the traders were selling a glass of warm water for RM 0.40 to …

RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE GRANITO STATE COMMISSION OF INQUIRY (SCI) MUST BE TRANSLATED INTO ACTION BY GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

The recommendations of the State Commission of Inquiry (SCI) on the Granito tragedy in Tanjung Bungah that led to the deaths of 11 workers on 21 October 2017, must be urgently translated into action and given effect by all the relevant government agencies. This has to be done in order to avert future tragedies related …

Tackling the Diminishing of Tigers

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) is heartened to learn of the Government’s commitment to battle poaching by increasing manpower through a special battalion assigned to aid the Wildlife Department in the patrol of the country’s jungles. The number of wild tigers estimated to be left is only about 250. This is alarming.  All efforts in the past …