Covid-19 Outbreak: Need for permanent solution on wildlife sale and trade

Whilst Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) welcomes the recent temporary ban by China on the hunting, sale, transportation and export of all wild animals in response to the Covid-19 outbreak, a more lasting solution is needed to prevent another repeat of such outbreaks, not only in China but in all countries. This requires a permanent ban on …

It is time to wield the cane if the carrot doesn’t work

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) is horrified at the collapse on 14 February 2020 at the condominium The Address under construction at Taman Desa . This latest happening follows the collapse of a crane from the site into the neighbouring property on 23 January 2018. The Protect Taman Desa Coalition has from the very start warned …

Burning plastic in Tanjong Bungah

In response to the query raised by the Exco for Environment Phee Boon Poh and Tanjung Bungah assemblyperson Zahril Khir Johari, CAP wishes to state that the complaint of the burning smell in the Tanjung Bungah area was raised by a Malaysia My Second Home resident of that area. His complaint, was that he smelled …

Stop the pussyfooting around plastic recycling pollution issue!

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) is aghast to have read a recent report of open burning of plastics in Relau, Penang. In fact we have also been informed of another case in Tanjong Bungah where plastics were burned in the early hours (about 4am). We call on the government to completely weed out plastic …

Coastal reclamation, costly fantasy and reality check

By Khoo Salma Nasution* The Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP) kicked off in 2013 with a RM6.3 billion agreement signed between the Penang State Government and Zenith Construction Sdn Bhd to undertake the building of three highways and a tunnel. A land swap of 3.7 acres was made in payment for the feasibility studies and …