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Category: Environment EN

Padang Terap Paddy Farmers Face Irrigation Problem

More than 100 farmers from six villages near Kuala Nerang in the district of Padang Terap, Kedah are facing problems because the 200 hectares of paddy fields they cultivate do not have adequate water supply and lacking proper irrigation system. The affected villages are Kampung Padang Gelanggang, Kampung Pokka, Kampung Lubuk Keriang, Kampung Lubuk...
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Penang Government has no powers to issue bonds without Federal approval

The Penang State Government has no powers to issue bonds to finance the three reclaimed islands project costing RM11 billion without the approval of the Federal Government. Article 111(2) of the Federal Constitution makes it abundantly clear that a State is allowed to borrow, for a period not exceeding five years, from a bank or other financial source only with the approval of the Federal...
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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 are allowed to export river sand and other...
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500 KUALA KEDAH RESIDENTS USE DAMAGED ROAD – CAP

About 500 residents in Kampung Sematang Tepi Laut and Kampung Tengku Laksamana, Kuala Kedah, Kedah face various problems  because of the access road to their village is badly damaged. The road conditions not only affect their comfort but also could threaten the safety of the villagers if not repaired immediately. The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP)’s survey found that the 3km stretch of...
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Investigate Cause of Flash Flood in Ulu Legong

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) urges the Kedah State Government, Drainage and Irrigation Department (DID) and Baling District Office to investigate the cause of flash floods that recently occurred in Ulu Legong. The flash flood had seriously affected more than 15 families here wherein their belongings were destroyed or damaged. Besides Kampung Ulu Legong, five other villages that...
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Malaysian Overseas FDI in Oil Palm:

SAM Calls to address negative impacts and unethical practices   Sahabat Alam Malaysia calls on the Malaysian Government to address the negative impacts and unethical practices of its overseas or outward foreign direct investment (OFDI) in the past few years.   Although the outflow of Malaysian investments abroad have been more than the inflow of investments into the country, serious...
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Address Water Supply Problem to Paddy Fields in Charok Sikin

CAP supports KEDA’s effort to rehabilitate idle land   The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) urges the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID) Kedah to assist the Kedah Regional Development Authority (KEDA) to overcome the problem of water supply to paddy fields in Kampung Charok Sikin, district of Baling here. If the problem continues,...
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CAP and SAM disappointed over approval of DEIA of Seri Tanjung Pinang Phase 2 proposed reclamation project in Penang

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) and Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) are disappointed that the Detailed Environmental Impact Assessment (DEIA) of the proposed reclamation of Phase 2 of Seri Tanjung Pinang (STP2) at Tanjung Tokong, Penang has been approved by the Department of Environment. The Board of Directors of Eastern & Oriental Berhad (E & O) had announced yesterday that...
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CAP Very Concerned Over Negative Impacts Of Sand Mining

The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) is very concerned over sand mining activities in Kedah that has brought about environmental problems and affected the lives of the people here. CAP is disappointed that the issue which has been pending for more than five years until now, has not been tackled effectively by the state authorities.  CAP’s survey found that in addition to...
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Bees are the Nectar of Life

Save Bees for Biodiversity and for Sustenance of Nature CAP has been propagating natural farming practices for the past few years. Realising the danger of pesticide to human health and the environment, CAP has been educating farmers and the general public on the dangers of pesticide, besides recommending and demonstrating safe and productive natural farming practices. Integrated farming is one...
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