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Day: December 2, 2022


The following is the message by CAP President Mohideen Abdul Kader in the preface of the new CAP book, “Agroecology for All: Initiatives in Malaysia”: AGROECOLOGY has been an intrinsic part of our lives ever since the human race started cultivating its own food. The term agroecology has been in use since the 1920s when scientists first applied ecological principles to agriculture,...
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Since its inception, the Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) has focused on raising consumer awareness. However, the turn of the century marked a new exploration for CAP. We took the timely step of introducing agroecology as another fundamental means of raising consumers' awareness of their food consumption. Though terms like “organic”, “natural”, and “chemical-free” have been used...
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Targeted subsidy is the way to go

The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) welcomes the government's announcement of a plan to implement targeted fuel subsidies for those in the Below 40 (B40) group. We urge the government to speed up the implementation because the war in Ukraine is not likely to end soon and on contrary to what some consumers may think, the subsidy comes from taxpayers. It is, therefore, not advantageous to...
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