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Month: May 2020

Protecting youth from industry manipulation and preventing them from tobacco and nicotine use

In conjunction to the World No Tobacco Day which falls on 31st May, the Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) joins the community of public health advocates to urge the Malaysian government  to protect the youth from the tobacco industry’s manipulation. The industry’s hidden agenda is to entice the youth because, once a person is addicted to nicotine, the person will find it very...
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CAP urges Kedah MB to disclose the RM 1.5 billion claim against the State

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) calls on the Kedah State Government not to renew timber concessions that have been cancelled or grant new concessions. Deforestation is one of the major causes of climate change which is adversely affecting the livelihood of hundreds of millions of people throughout the world, including Malaysia. The State Government should put the interests of our...
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Expedite Efforts To Secure International Funds For Forests Protection

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) calls on the Federal Government to urgently expedite efforts to secure international funds to help states protect and conserve their forests, which are vital for addressing climate change and protect biodiversity, instead of allowing them for logging and other purposes. SAM makes this call in view of media reports yesterday that Kedah Menteri Besar Muhammad Sanusi Md...
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CAP: Ban talcum powder and talc-based products

The Consumers Association of Penang calls on the Ministry of Health to ban talcum powder and talc-based products.   Talcum powder has been directly used on the skin as an effective absorbent to help deodorise and for imparting a silky touch. The primary component in talcum powder is magnesium silicate hydroxide (commonly known as talc). Talc is similar to asbestos in composition, it is found...
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Ferry riders must conduct themselves with Covid-19 in mind

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) has observed that Penang ferry users are not conducting themselves properly at the ferry terminals with Covid-19 in mind. When the ferry gates open to let riders on and off the ferry most of the passengers rush for the ferry gates. This kind of behaviour is dangerous because when all the ferry passengers rush for the ferry gates they are squeezing into...
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Ban visiting this Hari Raya Aidilfitri

Hari Raya Aidilfitri is just around the corner and many Muslims celebrating this holiday are going to be eager to celebrate like normal; pre-Covid-19 normal. However, it would be a huge mistake for anyone to do this. The Director General of Health, Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, as well as other doctors and experts have been warning the rakyat that there is a distinct possibility that Malaysia...
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SHOCKING RISE IN PRICE OF DAUN KETUMBAR AND DAUN SUP

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) is shocked to learn of the recent rapid increase in the price of daun ketumbar (coriander leaves) and daun sup sold in Penang markets. A CAP market survey carried out on 18 May 2020 shows that the prices of locally grown daun ketumbar and daun sup, and daun saderi (Chinese celery) have increased drastically. Daun ketumbar which was imported from...
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Keep a ceiling on chicken prices

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) is thoroughly concerned about the increase in chicken retail prices to between RM8 to RM8.50 per kg about a week ago. The retail price had increased from about RM7 within a week. It is a drastic increase and we want to know what has become of the ceiling prices of essential items imposed by the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP)....
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Toys Made of Black Recycled Plastics – Threaten Children’s Health!

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) urges the federal government to take serious action on the adverse effect of toys made of black recycled plastics that poses threat to the health of children. A ground-breaking study analysing the effects of toxic chemicals in plastic children’s toys and consumer products on human cells has revealed that toys made from some recycled plastics are...
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Collection of Fees: Parents, kindergartens and daycare centres need to know too besides school bus operators

The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) urges the government to seriously review all the measures that they have taken during the Movement Control Order (MCO) and see if there had been areas that have not been addressed. One such unresolved area is the issue concerning kindergarten and daycare centre operators. Kindergarten and daycare centre operators have asked parents to pay their fees,...
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