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Category: Safety EN

Ban the Sales of Dangerous Car Accessories

On 6thJuly 2020 newspaper reported Dr.Khairil Anwar Abu Kassim, Director General of The Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS) urged the government to ban the sale of car accessories that could pose a risk, especially in the event of a crash. According to Berita Harian, one such item is the dummy buckle, which was originally meant for plus-sized individuals, but has since been...
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Participate in extreme sports at own peril

On 27 September 2020, a woman broke her back after the rope snapped during a rope swing activity in Kuala Kubu Bharu. This is not the first case involving extreme sports neither will it be the last as long as the authorities are lackadaisical. The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) is shocked to learn on 11 October 2020 that the Hulu Selangor district council may allow the operator to...
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Penang ferry does it again at the expense of helpless commuters

The Penang ferry operator should be answerable for the repeated disruption of the ferry services, the latest being 14 October 2020. A ferry load of commuters arrived from Butterworth to Penang Island only to be unable to berth as they were told that the ferry that was supposed to leave was unable to as the ramp at the terminal had malfunctioned. Much to the frustration of many ferry commuters,...
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“GET-OUT-OF-MY-WAY” automobility

"Car-travel interrupts the taskscapes of others (pedestrians, children going to school, postmen, garbage collectors, farmers, animals and so on), whose daily routines are obstacles to the high-speed traffic cutting mercilessly through slower-moving pathways and dwellings. Junctions, roundabouts, and ramps present moments of carefully scripted inter-car-action during which non-car users of the...
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Fine line between freak accident and negligence

Within the past few days there have been a few accidents that have taken place involving construction sites and construction equipment. Thankfully the people involved in all these accidents managed to narrowly escape with their lives. However, the Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) is appalled that these accidents even happened in the first place. Every time there is an accident we ask why...
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PLUS Duty Of Care For Safety On Its Highways

Some accidents should not be happening on the highways, e.g. those resulting from foreign objects lying on the highways.  However, such accidents happen when things fall off from vehicles (especially heavy vehicles) or retreaded tyres burst leaving chunks of rubber littering the highways. Highway users pay a toll and PLUS has a duty of care to ensure they can travel safely and not crash into...
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Ban Ramadhan bazaars this year for the public’s safety

Despite the COVID-19 disease that is currently plaguing our country, many states still maintain that Ramadhan bazaars will be allowed to operate. The Consumer Association of Penang (CAP) is completely against any Ramadhan bazaars operating this year as it would completely defeat the purpose of the social distancing we have been practicing and puts peoples’ lives at risk. Ramadhan begins towards...
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It is time to wield the cane if the carrot doesn’t work

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) is horrified at the collapse on 14 February 2020 at the condominium The Address under construction at Taman Desa . This latest happening follows the collapse of a crane from the site into the neighbouring property on 23 January 2018. The Protect Taman Desa Coalition has from the very start warned that “the site, the nature of the project and the...
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Authorities need to curb Mat Rempit-ing now

In the early hours of New Year’s Day the police conducted an operation at the Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway in Penang to catch the Mat Rempits going out for their first “joy ride” of 2020. The reported number of Mat Rempits caught and hauled up to the Bayan Lepas police station for processing was in the hundreds. The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) had mixed feelings, as we...
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Beware of ultrasonic pest control devices

Ultrasonic pest-control devices have been promoted extensively in the market as a solution to get rid of all kinds of pests from fleas to rats. They can be easily bought online or at hardware stores and some supermarkets. These devices are promoted with convincing explanation that they use ultrasonic sound waves that humans cannot hear to drive pests away. Before falling into the advertisement...
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