Ban e-games!

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) urgently calls on the government to ban violent e-games like the Player Unknown’s Battleground (PUBG) that was emulated by the terrorists who massacred people at the mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, recently. It is highly regrettable that the Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman claimed that …

Break fewer coconuts during Thaipusam Devotees urged

Devotees celebrating Thaipusam on January 20th are urged to break fewer coconuts.  The money used for breaking coconuts can be channeled to fulfill the various needs of a fraction of Indian community that still lives below poverty level. Breaking coconut during Thaipusam is a cleansing ritual practiced by Hindu devotees.  It is a symbolic representation of surrendering …

How scientific research can be unscientific

Scientists are supposed to be rigorous and unbiased in their scientific research. 3 top US scientists were forced to resign in mid-September 2018 due to misconduct. Jose Baselga, chief medical officer at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York had authored hundreds of articles on cancer research. In dozens of articles, he was found …

Stop Seeking Publicity for Aid Given to the Needy during Ramadhan

Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) calls on Muslim organisations, Ministers, politicians and community leaders to avoid seeking publicity for distribution of aid to needy Muslims during Ramadhan. It has become a recent practice to publicise widely the aid given to the poor and needy for Eid al-Fitri celebrations. Events are organized, often in mosques, attended …