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Day: May 27, 2010


New apartment owners extorted by developers’ agents/contractors!

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) has received countless complaints since 2008 via anonymous letters, telephone calls, letters of complaint and even read in our mainstream media, letters written by hapless flat and condominium owners, highlighting the tactics used by developers’ agents/contractors to force new owners to renovate their units at exorbitant charges. Such complaints are...
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Government must not support purveyors of death!

The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) is highly shocked and deplores the announcement that the government is going to delay the announced ban on small packs of cigarettes. In a media report in the Edge Financial Daily (27th May 2010) it was quoted that the cabinet had made a decision to defer the ban and no new date has been fixed. The decision to ban the 14 stick packs was taken as one of...
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Public should support measures to reduce subsidies

The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) supports the Government’s initiative to reduce its subsidy bill of RM74 billion in 2009, which is more than its development expenditure of RM51.2 billion in 2010. Of concern here is the long term survival of the country.  If we do not act now to reduce this massive bill, we will pay dearly for it in the near future. Subsidies should therefore only...
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