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Day: March 26, 2011

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Stay away from soft drinks

Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) calls upon the Malaysians to stay away from sweetened soft drinks which have proven to be a threat to our health.   Soft drinks contain approximately 6 to 12 teaspoons of sugar and the number of these drinks being consumed by Malaysians is increasing daily.  According to a recent news report 1,000 canned drinks are consumed every minute in...
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Malaysians are the 8th largest sugar consumers in the world

The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) is concerned that sugar consumption among Malaysians is increasing at an alarming rate. The high sugar intake is reflected by the serious health problems and debilitating diseases striking Malaysians each day. Early in 2009 Datuk Shahrir Abdul Samad the former Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs announced that Malaysia is the 8th highest...
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Heart dangers of caffeinated energy drinks

A recent report of a life-threatening heart attack in a young healthy male suggests care is needed with caffeinated energy drinks. Caffeinated energy drinks are widely promoted to give people the buzz and lift needed to get through a tough day. One such tough day became even more “arresting” for a healthy 28-year-old male. As reported in the Medical Journal of Australia...
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3,808 Arowana breeding ponds threaten water supply of 10,000 padi farmers and 200,000 consumers

The Consumers' Association of Penang (CAP) is shocked to learn about a massive Arowana fish  breeding project near Bukit Merah Lake in Kerian District of Perak that is taking away hundreds of acres of rice growing land and the water supply to 200,000 consumers in several areas. The project has been undertaken in a highly suspicious manner and we call on the Ministry of Agriculture and...
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Close the arowana ponds now — Protect the water supply of consumers and farmers

The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) is outraged to learn that the Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry Minister Datuk Seri Noh Omar had declared that the fish farm project in Bukit Merah will remain as the site has been gazetted. Datuk Seri Noh Omar was commenting on CAP’s call that the Ministry cancels the arowana breeding project that would adversely affect paddy growing area in the...
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