“How Much is Hidden? Pay for Elites in Government Linked Entities (GLE’s)”

There is an urgent need for greater transparency in the disclosure of pay levels and practices for the directors of government-linked entities (GLEs), stresses a new book published by the Consumers Association of Penang (CAP). The book, How Much Is Hidden?: Pay for Elites in Government-Linked Entities, issues this call amid public concern over the substandard …

Who is the manipulator? – CAP asks CM Chow Kon Yeow

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) is unable to comprehend the statement by Penang CM Chow Kon Yeow that there were “certain people” manipulating information on the Light Rail Transit (LRT) project and the Penang South Reclamation for their own benefit, as reported in a daily dated 24 July 2019.  Chow had stated that the Penang government …

INVESTIGATE BOMBA’S “OPEN TENDER” TO APPOINT SOLE PROVIDER OF SPKA

The Bomba’s appointment of a single entity to supply and install an automatic fire alarm monitoring system to replace the existing CMS (Computerized Monitoring System) was recently raised in Parliament by the MP from Lanang, Sarawak. CAP had written to the Finance Ministry to enquire whether the “open tender” by the Bomba had complied with …

PROLIFERATION OF LIQUOR SHOPS IN PENANG’S LITTLE INDIA

The Consumers’ Association of Penang is shocked to find that there is a proliferation of liquor shops in the Little India area here in Penang. We strongly believe that liquor shops should not be allowed to set up in places with homes and offices.

We have received complaints about liquor shops opening up tables along the roadside to seat the people who patronize their shops. The tables that are opened up far exceed the parameters of their shops premises and encroach on the space of their neighbours (other businesses that have closed for the day).