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Day: January 30, 2020

Prevention of 2019-nCoV needs drastic approach

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) urges the government to ban visitors from affected areas from coming into Malaysia to reduce the risk of 2019-nCoV, also known as Wuhan coronavirus infection, and to implement stringent health checks. It is erroneous to assume that it is possible to identify suspected cases by conducting fever screening at transportation terminals because it is not a...
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CAP: Immediate ban on the sale of glyphosate-based herbicides

The Consumers Association of Penang reiterate its calls to the authorities to impose an immediate ban on the sale of glyphosate-based herbicides as it is found to be hazardous to humans, wildlife and the environment. Glyphosate is the chief ingredient in Roundup weed killer, from Monsanto. In Malaysia there are more than 200 herbicide products which contain glyphosate. Presently 20 countries have...
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Firecrackers – Deterrent Sentences Needed

The Consumers’ Association of Penang urges the Customs Excise Department and the Police to intensify nationwide crackdown on the smuggling and sale of fireworks and firecrackers. If enforcement is beefed up, smuggling of contraband can be curbed. For more than two decades, CAP has been calling on the authorities to impose heavier penalties on offenders including jail sentences. The ever...
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CAP celebrates 50 years, what is to come

CAP was inaugurated on 7th November 1969 at the Town Hall in Penang and the late S. M. Mohd Idris was elected President and today by God’s grace it has reached its 50th milestone. CAP’s first office was a humble table at the rare book room of the then Penang Library manned by the retired Director of Labour, the late Mr Naidu, and steered by Mr Idris to become one of most the vibrant and...
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