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A program meant to help developing nations fight climate change is funnelling billions of dollars back to rich countries

Wealthy countries sent climate funding to the developing world in recent years with interest rates or strings attached that benefited the lending nations, a Reuters data analysis found. A Reuters Special Report By Irene Casado Sanchez and Jackie Botts Japan, France, Germany, the United States and other wealthy nations are reaping billions of dollars in economic rewards from a global program...
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DON’T DRINK YOUR LIFE AWAY

“Drink and be merry”? Think again. Alcohol may seem harmless and fun, but it takes a serious toll on lives and health. The United Nations has warned that alcohol kills millions of people every year and poses serious health risks, including liver damage, cancer, heart disease and poor mental health. According to the World Health Organisation: > The harmful use of alcohol causes more than...
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CAP’s Energy Saving & Efficiency Workshop for Teachers

On 8 June 2024, the Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) successfully hosted an impactful Energy Saving and Efficiency Workshop for teachers at SMK Datuk Hj Mohamed Nor Ahmad, in Gelugor, Penang. We had 96 passionate teachers from 34 schools in Penang Island, all dedicated to learning and bringing back valuable knowledge to their students to combat climate change. We were honoured to have Dr...
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CAP: PRICE TAGGING LAWS MUST BE ENFORCED

The Consumers' Association of Penang (CAP) urges the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Cost of Living to enforce the Price Control Act 1946 Amendment 1973, Section 8(1), which mandates traders to display price tags on goods intended for sale. CAP conducted a survey across Penang Island, revealing widespread non-compliance with this requirement among various types of vendors including food stalls,...
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Plastics in the Human Body

Plastics are in our blood, brain , lungs , heart , and in the testicles. If this is not a clear sign to reduce plastic production, then we don't know what is! Visit breakfreefromplastic.org to learn more about the plastics crisis and what we can do. Source: Break Free From Plastic                         #BreakFreeFromPlastic #plasticpollution #plasticsinthebody  
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BE-E THANKFUL TO THIS SMALL INSECT WITH A BIG SACRIFICE

Bees are tiny heroes. Do you know: The honeybee is responsible for nearly a third of crop pollination (a wide range of fruits, vegetables, nuts, and oilseeds). They also produce 6 hive products — pollen, honey, beeswax, royal jelly, propolis, and venom. These are all collected and used for nutritional and medical purposes by humans. Bee populations have been declining globally over recent...
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IS YOUR BRAIN GETTING ENOUGH SLEEP?

Sleep = GOOD MENTAL HEALTH. Sleep is vitally important for flushing out toxic waste products that build up in your brain during the day, says a report in Better Health Channel. Accumulation of these toxic proteins are involved in the development of Alzheimer’s Disease. Sleep deprivation is associated with increased risk of both cognitive decline and dementia. Sleep = HEALTHY WELL-BEING....
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KEY TO A HAPPY LIFE

"Gratefulness is the key to a happy life, because if we are not grateful, then no matter how much we have we will not be happy – because we will always want to have something else or something more." ~ David Steindl-Rast (Image via Ecological Consciousness)  
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No U-Turn for Fuel Subsidy Rationalisation Policy

The fuel subsidy rationalisation policy must be implemented and there must be no U-turn because of pressure from vested interests and political groups. Government leaders must bite the bullet when implementing policies perceived to be unpopular but which, in the long-term, will make our economy more resilient to benefit the people and the nation. Beginning with targeted subsidies for diesel fuel...
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