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Author: Mei Cheng

CAP: Take action against those responsible for purchasing defective ventilators

The Consumers Association of Penang calls on the authorities to take action against those responsible for purchasing the defective ventilators* procured by the Ministry of Health (MOH) during the Covid-19 pandemic. During the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 the Cabinet was informed of the need for 800 ventilators, following which the Health Ministry had approved RM30 million to a company...
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WHY YOU SHOULD BE EATING LENTILS

Lentils are full of amazing health benefits that many people don’t know about. Lentils are low in sodium and saturated fat, and high in potassium, fibre, folate, and plant chemicals called polyphenols that have antioxidant activity. These nutritional properties have led researchers to study their effects on chronic diseases. According to the Harvard School of Public Health, lentils also...
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E-scooters and e-bikes can be ticking time-bombs

It was reported in early September that the Electrical Safety First commissioned the Building Research Establishment (BRE) fire safety research team in the United Kingdom (UK) carried out tests into lithium-ion battery fires to determine the dangers of lithium-ion batteries used in e-scooters and e-bikes. The results showed the explosive nature of lithium-ion batteries resulting in what is...
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PAPAYA IS GOOD FOR GUT HEALTH

Papaya has become a sensation for its potential to support gut health. Packed with vitamins and minerals like A, C, folate, and potassium as well as fibre and special digestive enzymes papain & chymopapain, this tropical fruit is definitely something worth adding to your diet.   (Source: @LeenaMahtani)
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Why nicotine belongs to the Poisons Act

The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) urges all Members of Parliament to support the Poisons Board in retaining nicotine as a controlled substance in the Poisons Act. We urge the government to pass the Generational End Game (GEG) bill to prohibit tobacco and vaping for anyone born after 2007 without any changes to the original content. The call for GEG is grounded in current events and...
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Return Lynas radioactive waste to Australia

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) and Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) welcome the Malaysian government’s move in not giving in to the pressure by Lynas Malaysia Sdn Bhd to revoke the previous operating conditions imposed in 2020, most importantly regarding shifting of the cracking and leaching process (which involves radioactive material) to outside of Malaysia. In a media statement...
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Price Tagging Laws must be enforced

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) calls on the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs to enforce the Price Control Act 1946 Amendment 1973, Section 8 (1) which requires traders to display price tags on goods that are meant for sale. Our repeated survey around Penang Island showed that many traders especially food stalls and restaurants are blatantly flouting the Price Control...
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CAP: Adopt Suitable Model for KTMB and Improve Services

Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) hopes that KTMB will improve their train services so that Malaysians can be assured of a safe, reliable and affordable mode of public transport for both intercity as well as daily commuting purposes. This will help more people to shift away from the existing mode of transport which is over-dependent on private cars and also reduce the use of our deadly...
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