CAP calls for laws to eliminate lead in paints

 The World Health Organization (WHO) has recognized October 21-27 2018 as International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (ILPPW)  and its main concern is the role of lead exposure in the development of intellectual disability in children. This year WHO is calling on governments,  academia, industry and civil society to come out with  specific  laws to eliminate lead in paint.  According …


Clogged drain at Kg Benggali, Butterwoth.
Consumers Association of Penang urges the City Council of Penang (MBPP) and Seberang Perai Municipal Council (MPSP) to increase efforts in cleaning up drains in Penang to prevent the spread of diseases.
CAP’s recent survey at various areas found many clogged drains. They have not been cleaned and were also covered with grease. Waste thrown in the drains clogged them up and produced a foul smell.

A Clear Mocker Of The Explosives Act

Consumers’ Association of Penang has been reminding various relevant authorities about the violations of the Explosives Act for more than two decades but these calls have fallen on deaf ears. As over the weekend we were a laughing stock when banned firecrackers and fireworks were let off freely without an ounce of fear of breaking the law.
The relevant authorities are pussy footing around the issue without a political will to enforce the Act but having a knee-jerk reaction when an incident occurs. If the authorities are willing to wield the full weight of the law to hammer out this menace then it would not have sustained the business of selling firecrackers/fireworks.