October 21 – 27 is the International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week.

October 21 – 27 is the International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week. Malaysia lacks a lead paint regulation to protect children. Ethical manufacturers need not wait for government controls before they act. Now is the time to end all manufacture and sale of lead paints

Govt Authorities must take responsibility for latest landslide tragedy: Work on all hill-related projects should stop until proper checks are carried out

The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) is most alarmed and outraged by yet another landslide tragedy in Paya Terubong, Penang that has claimed the at least 2 lives, with many more workers believed to be buried under the earth. CAP calls on the state government to stop all work on hill-related construction projects until proper …

Call for urgent action to stop demolition of Palestinian village in occupied West Bank

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) calls on the Malaysian government to urgently take all measures necessary to stop the impending illegal demolition of the Palestinian village of Khan al Ahmar, located in the occupied West Bank.  SAM is a member of Friends of the Earth International (FOEI) and we have been alerted by our Palestinian member of FOEI, …

CAP calls for laws to eliminate lead in paints

 The World Health Organization (WHO) has recognized October 21-27 2018 as International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (ILPPW)  and its main concern is the role of lead exposure in the development of intellectual disability in children. This year WHO is calling on governments,  academia, industry and civil society to come out with  specific  laws to eliminate lead in paint.  According …

CAP worries sand quarry activities harmful to safety of residents

Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) is worried about the sand quarry activity at Kupang district of Baling in Kedah which has been reported to be harming the environment as well as affecting the livelihood of local village residents at that area.  An incident such as collapsing of bridges, Mosque Ehsaniah’s walls and houses is very …