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Category: Development EN

Civil Society Open Letter to Ministers on WTO Fisheries Subsidies Negotiations

February, 2024 In February 2024 when World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministers meet there will be intense pressure and expectation for an outcome on the current negotiations on fisheries subsidies. The ministerial (MC13) comes after the Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies (AFS) was reached at the previous Ministerial, and while the WTO is eager for further agreement, the current text of negotiations...
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PBAPP needs to get its act together

Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) urges the Penang Water Supply Corporation (PBAPP) to get its act together because Penangites are bracing themselves for unexpected water cuts because of burst pipelines. It is not only meant for a series of Sungai Perai incidents but also burst pipes in residential areas. We urge PBAPP to be actively involved in preventive maintenance rather than responding...
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Break Fewer Coconuts during Thaipusam, Channel the Money Saved to the Needy Instead

Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) urges devotees celebrating Thaipusam on January 25th to break fewer coconuts due to a shortage of coconuts which will result in even pricier coconuts this year. Devotees are encouraged to channel the money intended to be spent on breaking extra coconuts to needy Indian communities, especially those in the B40 group. In CAP’s recent random price survey of...
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Stop the genocide in Palestine!

Sahabat Alam Malaysia is a member of Friends of the Earth International (FoEI) and we support the following statement released by Friends of the Asia Pacific in solidarity with our sister organisation Palestinian Environmental NGOs Network (PENGON)/Friends of the Earth Palestine, who have lost staff, family members and friends as well as their offices in Gaza over the last 10 weeks of assault by...
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WHY IT’S IMPORTANT TO LISTEN TO YOUR CHILD

It can be tempting to brush off our children’s problems, especially if we have had a bad day or if we are busy. But our children need to know that we are going to listen to them. This will make it more likely our children will talk with us about their hopes and problems when they are older. Active listening is a good way to improve your communication with your child, says the Centers for...
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