Groups oppose ratification of trans-Pacific trade agreement (CPTPP)

We, the undersigned organisations, have consistently raised concerns with successive Malaysian governments about the serious implications for Malaysia of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), which merely temporarily suspended 22 of the more than 1000 provisions mostly imposed by the USA in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). Former International Trade and Industry …

Misleading and addicting football supporters is unethical

It is completely outrageous for the Selangor Football Association, Red Giants Team Card, to turn to Vape Empire Distribution for sponsorship. The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) finds that such sponsorship a blatant act to sabotage the government’s effort to curb nicotine addiction and questions what a hazardous cocktail of chemicals such as those found …

Ethnicity should not be a criterion for renting a housing unit

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) calls on the government to investigate into the recent case of a Libyan expatriate who was not allowed to rent a condominium unit in the Cyberjaya neighbourhood. The management of property had barred Africans from renting any unit there. Malaysia needs to seriously reflect how it can allow such …

CAP Urges the Malaysian Government to Ban Sand Exports

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) calls for a total ban on sand exports and revocation of approved permits (APs) issued for river sand exports. Our call is in the wake of media report that the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources has so far issued 11 approved permits (APs) for river sand exports. It was reported that AP holders …