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 …

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 …