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Day: September 9, 2016

Developers Should Not Provide Housing Loans

The Consumers Association of Penang is strongly against the Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Ministry’s decision to allow developers to give out loans under the Money Lenders Act 1951 (Amendment ) 2011 . According to the Minister Tan Sri Noh Omar this is a win-win situation. With all due respect, there is only one obvious winner from this scheme and that is the developer. After all...
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Consumers Fleeced By Inaccurate Weighing Scales

Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) urges the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Co-Operatives and Consumerism to conduct checks and take action against wet market traders using inaccurate mechanical weighing scales (with dial indicators on both sides of the machine) to short-weigh consumers. Our recent survey at all the wet markets in Penang showed that some of the weighing scales have their...
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