Ban e-games!

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) urgently calls on the government to ban violent e-games like the Player Unknown’s Battleground (PUBG) that was emulated by the terrorists who massacred people at the mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, recently. It is highly regrettable that the Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman claimed that …

Get Ready for The Next Round Of Fire Crackers

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) urges the Customs Excise Department and the Police to intensify nationwide crackdown on the smuggling and sale of fireworks and firecrackers. Earlier June this year during Hari Raya festival, CAP alerted the authorities of the rampant sales of banned firecrackers and fireworks.  The authorities managed to seized large amounts …

FIRECRACKERS – RINGGIT AND SEN-SE MATTERS

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) urges the Customs Excise Department and the Police to intensify nationwide crackdown on the smuggling and sale of fireworks and firecrackers.  CAP has been calling on the authorities to impose heavier penalties on offenders including jail sentences for more than two decades. We believe that if enforcement is beefed …

Firecrackers and illegal fireworks are still in the market

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) has repeatedly called for a strict enforcement of a ban on firecrackers/fireworks for more than 20 years but these calls have fallen on deaf ears.
While we are struggling just to enforce the law, more than 40,000 people signed a petition calling for a new law to ban the public use of fireworks in the United Kingdom (UK). Their reasons are that fireworks cause “alarm, distress and anxiety” to “many people and animals”.