Villages near Marudi facing acute clean water shortage

At a time when the country is undergoing such a historic political transition, Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) wishes to draw attention to the plight of our indigenous communities who have long been deprived of their rights to basic services. In Sarawak, Sabah and Peninsular Malaysia, a significant section of our indigenous population has yet to …

World Environment Day 2018: CAP calls for Ban on Single-Use Plastics

In conjunction with World Environment Day CAP is calling for a ban on single-use plastics. The theme for World Environment Day 2018 is “Beat Plastic Pollution” to call for concrete action to get together in combating one of the greatest environmental challenges. Plastic bags cause many minor and major ecological and environmental issues. About 50% …

Bring Your Own Bag, Say No to Plastic Bags

In conjunction of Plastic Bag Free Day on 3rd July, the Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) distributed free cloth bags made from discarded t-shirts to market-goers in Bagan Ajam Market in Butterworth, Penang. The event to mark the global day of action was a joint action with SMK Convent Butterworth and Majlis Perbandaran Seberang Perai. …

Stop Seeking Publicity for Aid Given to the Needy during Ramadhan

Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) calls on Muslim organisations, Ministers, politicians and community leaders to avoid seeking publicity for distribution of aid to needy Muslims during Ramadhan. It has become a recent practice to publicise widely the aid given to the poor and needy for Eid al-Fitri celebrations. Events are organized, often in mosques, attended …

TBRA CALLS ON NEW CHIEF MINISTER TO MAKE PUBLIC STATE ACTION PLAN ON PAIRED ROAD PROJECTS

The Tanjung Bungah Residents Association (TBRA) calls on the newly elected Chief Minister of Penang, Chow Kon Yeow and the State Government to be fully transparent on the need for the North Coastal Paired Road (NCPR) project, the implications of this to the residents affected by the road, what alternatives were considered and deemed not feasible and how the State Action Plan addresses all the concerns of the public.

This must urgently be done prior to the commencement of any works for the NCPR.

TBRA has learnt that the State Action Plan (SAP) for the paired roads, including the NCPR, was a requirement imposed by the Department of Environment (DOE) so that the issues raised by the public would be addressed prior to the approval of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA).