We refer to the article in the Star 22nd October 2019 “Costly meds a bitter pill to swallow”. For too long the prices of medicines in the country have been left unregulated, at the expense of consumers who pay out of pocket and the Ministry of Health that is providing healthcare for millions of Malaysians. …
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) .
CAP President is surprised how unregulated electrical products can continue to be available
in the market.
The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) is surprised at how unregulated electrical products can continue to be available in the market. This problem has been highlighted by CAP umpteen times over the years.
There are an alarming number of electronic/electrical products without the Energy Commission-SIRIM label that are being blatantly sold in the market.
More shockingly, the Energy Commission (EC) List of Regulated Electrical Equipment did not include many other products that are commonly used.