How can Malaysia move forward in tandem with other countries when we keep making U-turns in our decisions, the latest being the ban on smoking even having al fresco meals? The government is seen buckling under pressure from certain quarters but it had missed the points of why smoking ban has to be implemented in …
The Health Ministry in a recent statement has announced that the three kinds of Jus Al Sunnah by Sri Saga Marketing (Jus Al Sunnah, Jus Al Sunnah Gold, and Jus Al Sunnah Penawar) have been banned. The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) is extremely disappointed that they are only now doing this as it shows …
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.
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.
CAP President at Ban Fragrances Press Conference.
The Consumers Association of Penang calls on the authorities to promulgate laws to ban the use of fragrances in public places as it is hazardous to health. The ban should include the use of air freshener and perfume.
Driven by advertisements that promote scented environments as clean and healthy, it is common to find air fresheners being used in public places such as at airports, restaurants, shopping malls, meeting rooms and banquet halls. Despite their popularity, there are concerns that these products increase indoor air pollution and pose a health risk, especially with long-term exposure.
According to the US Academy of Sciences, 95% of the chemicals used in fragrances are synthetic compounds derived from petroleum. They include known toxins capable of causing cancer, birth defects central nervous system disorders and allergic reactions.