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Month: September 2021

CAP: Prohibit e-commerce sites from selling banned face creams

The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) calls on the authorities to prohibit e-commerce sites in the country from selling banned cosmetics products. In an online survey we found 9 banned face creams sold online by Lazada, Shopee and Carousell. These products were on the list of notified cosmetic products cancelled by the National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency, Ministry of Health Malaysia....
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AGROECOLOGY PAVES THE WAY FOR POLLINATORS

Essay by Kuganesh Ravientheran (CAP Intern) The simple truth is the human race will not survive, and the Earth’s ecosystem will be devastated if we don’t have pollinators. Thus, pollination is not just a fascinating history. It is an essential function of every piece of the world’s ecological cycle. Three-fourths of the world’s flowering and 35% of other crops reproduce and can grow via...
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Why Covid-19 Vaccination should not be mandated — A review of recent scientific studies

CAP reiterates its stand that Vaccination for Covid-19 should not be mandatory and people have a right to choose whether to be vaccinated. Recent scientific findings have shown that the Covid-19 vaccines: do not prevent infection or spread of the virus; vaccinated people infected with the Delta variant of Covid-19 may be able to transmit the virus as much as unvaccinated individuals due to...
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NEED TO GET FACTS STRAIGHT ABOUT PARIS AGREEMENT

At a public webinar held on climate change in conjunction with Malaysia Day on 16 Sept. hosted by the Ministry of Environment and Water (KASA), a lot of good information on climate change that Malaysians needed to know was provided. Leading the panel of speakers was the Secretary-General (SG) of the Ministry, Dato’ Seri Ir. Dr. Zaini Ujang. While most of the information presented were...
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The need for public to know and the measures need to be taken if NRP goes awry

  The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) welcomes the Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin’s recent announcement that a field hospital, complete with the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) ward, to accommodate the increasing number of Covid-19 patients in Penang. He had also said that he will discuss with private hospitals to rent out their operating theatres to enable Penang General Hospital (HPP)...
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Are nano spray gun sanitising liquids safe? MoH must answer

Nano spray guns are commonly used at home and workplaces during this current pandemic but the sanitising liquids available in the market should be investigated by the Health Ministry (MoH). The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) urges MoH to address this issue urgently because of the widespread use of nano spray guns. Information from MoH on the sanitising liquids for these guns are scant yet...
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Garbology – Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash

“What is America's largest export, most prodigious product and greatest legacy -- the biggest thing we make? Our trash. Americans make more trash than anyone else on the planet, throwing away about 7.1 pounds per person per day, 365 days a year. Across a lifetime that rate means, on average, we are each on track to generate 102 tons of trash. Each of our bodies may occupy only one cemetery...
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Enact Federal Law for Water Resource Protection

Our rivers are dying due to human activities. Ten days ago there was water supply disruption to 463 areas in Selangor due to pollution in Sungai Semenyih. Water cuts have become endemic in Selangor despite millions of ringgit spent on reports by experts on improving water resource and water delivery services governance and management. The government needs to implement the recommendations made in...
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CAP URGES TO MONITOR FOOD PRICES

The Consumers' Association of Penang (CAP) urged the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) and the Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (Fama) to take immediate action  in reducing the prices of vegetables and fruits,  as  study has shown that their prices had increased drastically over the last two weeks. The price of chicken increased from RM 9 to RM10 per kilogram...
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VICTORY FOR FISHERMEN in Penang South Reclamation Project

WED (8 September 2021): The fishing community in the vicinity of the proposed Penang South Reclamation (PSR) Project has won its appeal at the Department of Environment (DOE) that resulted in the revocation of the Penang South Islands’ (PSI) environmental impact assessment (EIA) approval. "This decision is very significant as it is not only important for the PSR case but all EIA approvals as...
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