Calls on Corporations and Governments to Break Free from Plastic
As part of this year’s Earth Day celebrations, #breakfreefromplastic, a global movement backed up by more than 1,100 organizations, including the Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) and Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM), is urging governments worldwide to restrict or eliminate the use of single-use plastics (SUPs), stressing that the unrestrained production and consumption of disposable plastics is bringing on a plastic flood of crisis proportions.
Citing the lead of 36 countries and hundreds of cities and local government units around the world that have already imposed prohibitions or levies on the use of single-use plastics like plastic bags, straws, bottles, cups and cutlery, movement leaders pointed out that more countries and institutions are expected to follow suit as consumer attitudes change and public revulsion over plastic pollution intensifies (report titled Stemming the Plastic Flood is attached) .
The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) is very disappointed with the Imams (Integrated Manasik Monitoring System) issue and how it has been handled.
The Umrah Regulatory Management Council claimed that Imams was put in place to stop the ever increasing number of Umrah scams that are happening every year.
Kudos to the Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) for successfully putting together their much awaited Airport Quality of Service framework which will be implemented by the third quarter of 2018, completing in end 2019.
Instant noodles have very high sodium levels. In one serving alone, many of them have higher levels than the WHO’s daily sodium limit. In a day, Malaysians consume 3.7 million packets of instant noodles. Most instant noodles are deep-fried and have high fat content. Typically one packet of instant noodle has up to 50% of …
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As early as 2007 Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) had identified problems and issues of the current motor insurance scheme which many consumers can easily relate to:
· Inadequate access to third party insurance cover, particularly for old and commercial vehicles.
· Lengthy claims settlement process.
· Premiums which have not been revised since 1978.
· Insurers were reluctant to offer third party insurance cover as premiums are insufficient.
· Risk of accident victims not receiving adequate or any compensation.