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Day: February 8, 2019


Consumers Association of Penang(CAP) urges the City Council of Penang (MBPP) and Seberang Perai Municipal Council (MPSP) to increase efforts in cleaning up drains in Penang to prevent the spread of diseases. CAP’s recent survey at various locations found many clogged drains. They have not been cleaned and were also covered with grease. Waste thrown in the drains clogged them up and produced...
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The trade in reptiles

The  media report on the seizure of live baby crocodiles at Sibu airport is not a new incident.  A similar incident occurred in May 2018 in which an illegal shipment of 50 live crocodiles from Malaysia were seized by border officers at Heathrow Airport. The shocking truth is the manner in which the year old juvenile saltwater crocodiles were transported.  These reptiles weighing around 40kgs,...
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Food for thought over needless death

Two elderly women died during a stampede involving more than 1,000 people tussling for 200 free food coupons in Kuala Lumpur. The number of people there was five times over the number of available free food coupons for the elderly. The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) is outraged over this news because it should not have happened and the two women should not have died. People should stop...
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Penang State must make public findings of investigations into Jalan Bukit Kukus landslide tragedy

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) and the Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) call on the Penang state government to make public its findings into the Jalan Bukit Kukus landslide tragedy and to disclose the conditions under which works are being allowed to proceed. This call is made in the wake of works being allowed to proceed on the road, following the lifting of stop-work orders issued by the...
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Sole surviving mangrove forest on government land in Batu Maung turned dump site

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) is shocked that the sole surviving mangrove forest on government land in the middle of Pekan Baru Batu Maung and adjacent to the Bayan Lepas Industrial Park is threatened by irresponsible dumping of waste. Subsequently, the brackish river flowing through the mangrove forest here is inevitably polluted by leachates into a sensitive ecosystem sustained...
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