Old lifts must be replaced

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) is shockingly not shocked about the incident involving the lift at the Kampung Kerinchi PPR flat suddenly dropping 15m from the 5th floor to the ground floor. We had stressed in the past that the probability of accidents happening is higher since the period in between DOSH inspections of the …

DOSH fails to oversee non-compliance of safety requirement at worksite

  The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) is shocked when the Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) disclosed on 18 August 2018 that 711 workers were killed on the job in 2017, with 183 of the fatalities occurring at construction sites. Three persons were injured and an Indonesian couple killed in the latest worksite incident at …

CAP: New Rules on Tint Completely Disregard Safety and Security

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) is baffled by the Transport Minister’s announcement on the new rules on private car window tints. Not only was the announcement very sudden, but there appears to have been no consultation with other road transport authorities. This sudden U-turn does not address road safety and security concerns. The Transport …

Housing Ministry must stop Fire Department compelling use of SPKA system

The fire department is lamenting that there are some designated buildings operating with expired Fire Certificates. Is this because they have not changed to the SPKA system monopolized by one company through a questionable “open tender”? Over the last two (2) years the fire department had sent out letters threatening designated premise holders that if …

CAP: Address plight of heavy vehicle drivers to curb road accidents

The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) wishes to draw attention to disturbing findings made from its recent survey on drivers of commercial express buses and cargo lorries in light of the continuing incidences of fatal road accidents involving these vehicles. CAP calls on the authorities to take this matter seriously and institute strong measures to …