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Day: April 7, 2021

CAP urges the Department of Fisheries to investigate the “ikan rakyat” problem in the market

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) urges the Department of Fisheries and other related agencies to investigate the claim by the Malaysian Competition Commission (MyCC) that there is a shortage of Indian Mackerel (ikan kembung) and the role of middlemen in causing this food source to increase in price from RM18.00 RM22.00 per kilogram. According to Iskandar Ismail, the Chief Executive...
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Sungai Kerian river bank erosion must be addressed immediately

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) urges the Penang Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID) to take immediate measures to prevent further erosion of the riverbanks of Sungai Kerian before it gets worse. Based on the survey conducted by SAM, we found that the Sungai Kerian riverbank erosion needs serious and immediate attention as many parts of the riverbank is being increasingly eroded. The cause...
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PESTICIDE POISONING – a Global Health Issue

A landmark study released in December 2020 shows the global impact of pesticides poisoning. According to the study, 44% of the global population working on farms – or 860 million farmers and agricultural workers – are poisoned by pesticides every year. The study found that the greatest number of non-fatal poisoning cases was in southern Asia, followed by Southeast Asia and East Africa. Total...
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Dangers of “Forever Chemicals” Bared, Measures to Protect Human Health from Such Substances Pressed

7 April 2021, Quezon City. An online gathering of over 100 people held in observance of the World Health Day today highlighted the dangers posed by a family of highly persistent chemicals dubbed as “forever chemicals” and the urgent need to protect the people and the environment from these synthetic substances. Organized by the EcoWaste Coalition and the International Pollutants Elimination...
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