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Day: June 5, 2020

Spraying of body with disinfectant is not recommended by WHO

Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) is shocked to see a photograph in a print media showing a lady spraying disinfectant from a spray bottle onto a group of children in a childcare centre (taska). We are sure that the Malaysian Health Ministry (MoH) and parents would be equally concerned with such practice. As an immediate response, we would like to call upon all childcare centres which...
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What is True Civilisation?

Gandhi wrote about it in “Hind Swaraj”: “The Gujerati equivalent for civilisation means good conduct... To observe morality is to attain mastery over our mind and our passions... We notice that mind is a restless bird; the more it gets the more it wants, and still remains unsatisfied. The more we indulge our passions, the more unbridled they become. “Our ancestors, therefore, set a limit...
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World Environment Day 2020: Need for urgent attention on forest conversions and flooding incidence in Sarawak

In conjunction with the World Environment Day 2020 with its theme ‘Biodiversity’, Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) wishes to draw urgent attention to the serious consequences of the destruction of forests and rivers in Sarawak on human health and well-being. This is all the more critical when the impacts of climate change are upon us. SAM is most concerned that not enough attention has been given...
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Sugar vs Drug: Both are Poisons

POISON is understood as “any substance applied to the body, ingested, or developed within the body, which causes or may cause disease” (1957 medical research definition used in the works of Dr William Coda Martin — now a geriatrician, associated with Coler Memorial Hospital in New York). The dictionary definition of poison is “to exert a harmful influence on, or to pervert” (William...
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