It does pay to break laws in Malaysia

Giving discounts for outstanding summonses is giving people a wrong perception of flouting the law… it does pay, at least in Malaysia. Take for example, it was reported in the media that a private company paid outstanding fines totalling about RM500,000 after a 70 per cent discount given out of the generosity of the government. If 30 …

CAP is Concerned That Coastal Erosion in Melaka Becoming More Serious

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) urges the Melaka government to investigate and take immediate action to overcome the coastal erosion problem in the state which is becoming more critical. The erosion here has not only threatened the environment in the area but also affected the daily activities of the fisher communities. In a survey …

Unhappy Meals: Diet That Damages Your Brain

1 in 6 Malaysians today has mental illness. What’s snapping our minds, poisoning our brains and ailing our head? The answers might just be on your plate. WRONG nutrition (from processed food, fast food and junk food) and modern food production methods in the last 50 years which deplete nutrients have reduced the amounts of …

400 Richest Americans vs Masai

In a 1985 survey by Ed Diener (Uni of Illinois) and Martin E.P. Seligman (Uni of Pennsylvania) in “Psychological Science in the Public Interest” (July 2004), respondents from the Forbes list of the 400 richest Americans and the Masai of East Africa were almost equally satisfied and ranked relatively high in well-being. The Masai are …

Private Hospitals should not charge its patients for what others do not

When a person walks into a restaurant or a shopping mall, a person-in-charge will scan the persons body temperature and, in most places, provide hand sanitizer as well. This is besides the person having to scan MySejahteras  Quick Response (QR) code or register himself in the logbook provided. It is part of the Covid-19 pandemic …