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Day: July 25, 2019

MUD FLOWS IN BAYAN BARU: SAM CALLS FOR URGENT ACTION

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) has urged the Penang state government to investigate and take immediate action to address the recurrent problem of mud-flows in Bayan Baru.  SAM regrets that although the problem of mud-flows here has been occurring for more than 10 years till now no effective action has been taken.  Recently on 24 July 2019, thousands of road users and businesses in...
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Who is the manipulator? – CAP asks CM Chow Kon Yeow

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) is unable to comprehend the statement by Penang CM Chow Kon Yeow that there were “certain people” manipulating information on the Light Rail Transit (LRT) project and the Penang South Reclamation for their own benefit, as reported in a daily dated 24 July 2019.  Chow had stated that the Penang government is not hiding any information and urged...
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Consumer Credit Act: Sooner is even better

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) is pleased to know that our Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has stated that the tabling of the Consumer Credit Act will be expedited to this year. Last month when the BNM Governor, Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus, had stated that a Consumer Credit Act could finally be part of our Malaysian legislation starting sometime next year we welcomed it...
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Boba milk tea: A bubble of health concerns

The Consumers’ Association of Penang cautions the people to refrain from drinking the boba milk tea which is also known as bubble tea or boba juice for health reasons. A study conducted by the Temasek Polytechnic in Singapore found that a 500ml cup of brown sugar boba milk tea can contains about 92g of sugar. This is about three times as much sugar as in a 320ml can of Coca Cola. Forty-three...
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