Protecting youth from industry manipulation and preventing them from tobacco and nicotine use

In conjunction to the World No Tobacco Day which falls on 31st May, the Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) joins the community of public health advocates to urge the Malaysian government  to protect the youth from the tobacco industry’s manipulation. The industry’s hidden agenda is to entice the youth because, once a person is addicted to nicotine, the …

Use of bear bile in COVID-19 treatment should be stopped

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) is gravely concerned to learn that the National Health Commission of China has recommended the use of bear bile in the treatment of severe and critical cases of COVID-19.   This move is a blow to conservationists worldwide, as on Feb 24th this year, China declared an immediate and comprehensive ban on the trade …

Companies must pay for Covid-19 screening

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) finds it shocking that the Social Security Organisation (Socso) had agreed to bear Covid-19 screening fee for all employees who had to work during the current Movement Control Order (MCO). The International Trade and Industry (Miti) Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali had recently announced that employees from companies permitted …