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Month: September 2011

Re-registration of commercial vehicles, a necessary hassle

Whether the re-registration exercise of commercial vehicles is a source of contention to transport operators or not it is vital to compile proper records which has hitherto been messy under the Commercial Vehicles Licensing board. The Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) should go ahead as planned. Ever since the vehicle re-registeration exercise was started in May there has been endless...
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Ban the use of carbide gas to ripen fruits

A survey by CAP shows that Malaysians are consuming toxic fruits which are ripened by a hazardous chemical, calcium carbide. This poses great health risks to consumers. Calcium carbide has cancer-causing properties and is capable of causing neurological disorders. It can result in tingling sensation, numbness and peripheral neuropathy. If pregnant women consume fruit ripened with carbide, the...
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Invitation: Climate & Energy Forum: Towards Energy Efficiency & Safe Options

Greetings! CAP, Sahabat Alam Malaysia (Friends of the Earth Malaysia), Friends of the Earth Japan and Third World Network have the pleasure of inviting you to attend a 2 day Climate & Energy Forum with a focus on nuclear energy on the second day of the forum. This forum is co-organised with the Faculty of Law University Malaya and is open to the public with free admission. Details of the...
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Changing education paradigms

This animation was adapted from a talk given at the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce (RSA) by Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education and creativity expert and recipient of the RSA's Benjamin Franklin award. He is an author, speaker, and international advisor on education in the arts to government, non-profits, education, and arts bodies. The videos of...
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No-Fault Liability IS the better scheme

The Government has not accepted CAP’s proposal for a No-Fault Liability (NFL) scheme for road accident victims and has instead decided to maintain the present system with some changes. The new third party motor cover which will be implemented early next year, is also a fault-based liability (FBL) system.  Accident victims will lose out with the rejection of the NFL scheme. Since the new motor...
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Stall the imposition of 6% service tax on mobile prepaid users

CAP calls on the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission to stall the move by the telco companies to impose the 6% service tax on mobile prepaid users. The telco companies claim that they have been for absorbing the tax since its imposition in 1998 and due to dwindling revenues, they have now to pass it on to the consumers. To say that their revenues are dwindling is far from true....
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Support the public campaign against the promotion of nuclear technologies

Dear friends, despite the on-going environmental and human disasters brought by the fallout from the Fukushima nuclear reactors meltdown, the Japanese government is hell-bent to continue its export of what has become questionable nuclear power generation technologies. Since Fukushima, Japan has witnessed a revival of a citizen-led anti-nuclear power movement. As the crisis entered its 6th month,...
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