Could the foreign worker have been spared from being buried alive?

It was reported on 21 July that a foreign worker was buried alive at a construction site in Kota Damansara and passed away as he was being rushed to the hospital. Preliminary investigation showed that the walls caved in as he was assembling an underground waste disposal pipe. The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) is …

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 …