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Category: Development EN

GABUNGAN KEDAULATAN NEGARA

Invites Minister of International Trade and Industry (MITI) to a Dialogue on the Ratification of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Transpacific Partnership (CPTPP) Gabungan Kedaulatan Negara (National Sovereignty Coalition) has sent an invitation today to YB Senator Tengku Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz, Minister of International Trade and Industry (MITI), to participate in a dialogue on...
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NGOs Reject Proposals in Penang Draft Local Plan

PRESS CONFERENCE by Several Civil Society Organisations on Wednesday, 4 January 2023, to highlight PENANG LOCAL PLAN 2030 The following are the statements issued during the conference. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………… JOINT Press Statement BANTAHAN TO ZONING IN DRTPP 2030 FOR PART OF LOTS 403 AND 728 AND 78,...
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COOKING TASKS ENHANCE YOUR CHILD’S DEVELOPMENT

Do you know that when your child helps make a dish, they're generally more willing to try it instead of just serving it to them? Cooking with kids provides the perfect environment to learn about new foods, develop their skills, discover their preferences & dislikes, and much more. (European Food Information Council) Giving children meal preparation tasks helps to enhance their development -...
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90 Civil Society Groups Call on China to Protect Biodiversity in its Overseas Investments

On December 15, 2022, 90 civil society groups from Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the world called on Chinese authorities and actors to protect biodiversity and people in its overseas investments. As China is chairing the 15th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP) currently underway this month, civil society and impacted communities voiced concerns that...
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CABLE CAR PROJECT

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) is very alarmed to learn about the announcement by the Chief Minister of Penang that the cable car project to Penang Hill has been awarded to Hartasuma Sdn Bhd, at an estimated investment of RM 245 million and is based on a 30-year concession period and will be located in the Botanical Gardens area. SAM along with other NGOs including the Consumers Association of...
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Get Independent Review for Penang’s Bloated PTMP

Penang Forum, Consumers Association of Penang and allied civil societies in Penang congratulate YAB Dato Seri Anwar bin Ibrahim on becoming the Prime Minister of Malaysia (PM). So far, the PM has set the tone for his new administration by commendably shunning extravagant spending, especially in his choice of official car, saving the government a large sum of money. He also wants to trim...
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THE PROBLEM WITH OUR EDUCATION SYSTEM

“Sit down, open your book, do question number 40”.  Sounds familiar?  This is the problem with our education system. School has been killing creativity ever since it began. Our current education system, which focusses on standardization, disregards that we are all unique and different. There is little or no assistance to find passions and interests. There is no room to find what children...
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CITIES AREN’T BUILT FOR KIDS

Can you walk with your children – without gripping their hands and anxiously eyeing traffic – and feel comfortable and relaxed? If you can’t, then something isn’t right with the design. With so many busy roads and highways around, parents today have massively restricted children’s freedom to protect their kids’ safety. Good child-friendly urban planning and design shape cities so...
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CAP & Penang Forum: How is MBPP ensuring effective public participation?

We welcome the MBPP’s announcement that the Penang Island Draft Local Plan will be on display and for review from members of the public for 2 months from 14 October to 13 December. Public Participation in connection with the Draft Local Plan is provided for under the Town and Country Planning 1976 (Act 172), Section 13. In 2001, the TCPA was amended to include section 12A which requires...
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Corruption Undermines Malaysia’s National Security: An urgent call to establish a RCI to investigate institutional weaknesses in the Ministry of Defence that enable corruption and threaten our security and sovereignty

 The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) calls upon the government to urgently establish a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) to investigate the Ministry of Defence (MOD) arms procurement scandals stretching over a period of 40 years. The RCI should make recommendations for effective governance and oversight mechanisms to eliminate corruption and abuse of power in the Ministry and related...
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