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Making MySejahtera mandatory is victimising the non-IT savvy and the poor

The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) strongly disagrees with the Malaysia National Security Council (MKN)’s implementation of MySejahtera as the only means for contact tracing. Subsequently a supermarket in Penang no longer provides a logbook for its customers and the customers were prevented from entering the supermarket when they failed to scan the MySejahtera QR code. This has caused...
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Big Polluters use “net zero” and carbon markets to hide their climate inaction, says new report from climate justice groups

Several international climate justice organisations including Malaysian based Third World Network and Friends of the Earth International, today released a new report: Chasing Carbon Unicorns: The deception of carbon markets and "net zero". In the lead up to the delayed UN Climate Change Conference (called COP26) scheduled to held in Glasgow, in the United Kingdom later this year, big polluters...
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Civil Society Opposes Interference in Implementing Decision MC-3/2 (Dental Amalgam)

Civil Society Groups (CAP included) Oppose Interference in Implementing Decision MC-3/2 (Dental Amalgam) 78 Civil Society Groups protested in letter to: Monika Stankiewicz, Executive Secretary Minamata Convention on Mercury Geneva Dear Executive Secretary Stankiewicz: On behalf of 78 CSOs from 44 countries, thank you for your leadership to keep the Minamata Convention moving forward during this...
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Groups around the world, including CAP, urge shipping lines to prevent export of plastic wastes

  "52 organizations from all over the world, including Basel Action Network (BAN), Greenpeace, GAIA, the Environmental Investigation Agency, and The Last Beach Cleanup, have written letters to the nine largest global shipping lines: Hapag-Lloyd (Germany), Maersk (Denmark), CMA CGM (France), MSC (Switzerland), Hamburg SUD (Germany), Hyundai Merchant Marine (Korea), Evergreen (Taiwan), COSCO...
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AMEND LAWS TO IMPOSE HARSH PENALTIES ON DIRTY FOOD MANUFACTURERS

Recently the media reported that four fucuk (thin dried tofu sheets) factories in Sungai Bakap and Sungai Jawi, Penang were issued compound notices for operating in unhygienic conditions. Penang Health Department’s Food Safety and Quality Division (BKMM) Environmental Health Officer, Encik Mohd Wazir Khalid said that the compound notices, worth RM8,500 were issued to the premises which were...
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GREENWASHING ALERT

Coca-Cola produces over 100 billion plastic bottles each year, many of which wash up on shores and litter streets around the world. Our global Brand Audit recently named Coca-Cola the world’s worst plastic polluter for the third year in a row. Now, the company has announced it will roll out 100% recycled plastic bottles for select brands in some U.S. states. Unfortunately, this is a false...
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EMPTY HOUSES, HOMELESS PEOPLE: Need for a National Housing Policy and need to prioritise rental and social housing

It is not surprising, yet depressing, that property overhang is the highest since 2018 with 63,063 unsold units valued at RM46.96 billion as in June 2020. By September 2020, the overhang worsened with high-rise units with prices ranging between RM200,000 and RM700,000 worse hit, accounting for 70.5% of the overhang. These figures reflect a total failure of our housing policy which allows...
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Which Alternative Fibres Can We Use To Make Packaging?

Which alternative fibres can we use to make packaging? a) Wheat Straw Residue b) Recycled Cotton c) Recycled Burlap Bags d) Hemp Residue ANSWER: ALL OF THEM! Recycled and alternative fibres have already been proven to be a fantastic fibre source for packaging. In addition, #NextGenSolutions fibre solutions, such as wheat straw and other agricultural residues, are increasingly available for use...
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