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Month: February 2022

When the food on the table is least on priority

The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) had warned the government about the dangers of food insecurity for many years and it has fallen on deaf ears, and a reluctance to revamp the entire agricultural policy which includes a total review of the food distribution chain. There have been talks floating around about the existence of cartels and middlemen who profited more than the farmers or the...
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SELF-TEST KITS SHOULD BE AUTHORISED

The rapid spread of the Omicron variant has caused a spike in demand for COVID-19 self-test kits. Such demand has encouraged some people to sell fake or unapproved test kits that the Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) is very concerned about. In a recent survey by CAP covering pharmacies, 7 Eleven, B Mart, sundry shops, and petrol stations, it was found that COVID-19 self-test kits were being...
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Toxic chemical found in Malaysian water bottles: Enforce ban on bottles containing BPA

On 15 March 2011, Malaysia announced a ban on polycarbonate bottles containing bisphenol A (BPA). The ban came into force in March 2012. The decision to ban these feeding bottles was taken due to BPA’s risk to infant hormone systems. According to Section 27A of the Food Regulations 1985: (1) No person shall import, manufacture or advertise for sale or sell any feeding bottles containing...
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Save the marine lives with eco-friendly light lanterns at Teluk Bahang Floating Chariot Procession 

Consumers Association of Penang (CAP), Penang Green Council (PGC), Malaysia Hindu Sangam Bukit Bendera Council (MHS) and Temple Management of Sri Singamuga Kaliamman, Teluk Bahang urge the devotees not to use any kind of synthetic foam material during the celebration of Masi Maga Theppa Thiruvizha a floating chariot festival which is celebrated on 17th February this year at Teluk Bahang, Penang....
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TSCA should be comprehensive and ban recreational inhalation devices as well

Health Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin, announced that the Health Ministry (MoH) is planning to enact a new legislation – the Tobacco and Smoking Control Act (TSCA) – in parliament in 2022. It would be good if the government can eradicate smoking but the Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) would like to caution MoH about the tobacco industry which may instead promote alternative ways to...
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SAM strongly objects the proposed logging and tin mining project within Hutan Simpan Kenderong in sub district of Kerunai, Hulu Perak

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) is irked that pristine natural forests that provide important ecological services continue to be subjected to mining projects that are extremely destructive in nature. A local mining company, EMBI Mining Sdn Bhd, has proposed to carry out logging and tin mining activities in a forested area in the sub district of Kerunai, Hulu Perak, where 245 hectares (605 acres) of...
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GOVERNMENT INTERVENTION TO STABILISE PRICES IS WELCOMED BUT DEPENDENCE ON IMPORT FROM OVERSEAS MUST BE REDUCED

We welcome the action taken by the government to stabilise the price of goods as was decided during the National Action Council on Cost of Living (NACCOL) meeting on 31st January 2022. CAP was present during the mentioned meeting that was chaired by the Prime Minister, and we were given the opportunity to put forth our opinions during the meeting. We welcome the government’s decision to set...
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