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Globetroting champion of the poor and homeless

Good Samaritan Father Eduardo Jorge Anzorena, Magsaysay Award winner in International Understanding, believes true philanthropy balances self—preservation and altruism. Sirimas Chalanuchpong speaks with the globetrotting champion of the homeless. A teacher of the Law came up and tried to trap Jesus. "Teacher" he asked. "What must I do to receive eternal life?" Jesus answered him. "What do the...
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Your basic rights as a consumer

Consumers had little protection in the world marketplace before the 1950s. On March 15, 1962, US President John F. Kennedy put forth the "Consumer Bill of Rights" to help consumers understand their rights and responsibilities. In 1985, eight basic consumer rights were adopted by the United Nations' Assembly, which resulted in consumers having stronger consumer protection policies worldwide. March...
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Your responsibility as a consumer

When the consumer is more careful about his spending habits, he saves himself a lot of money as well as time and aggravation. It could also mean not having to go back to the shop, or seeking out the Small Claims Courts or Tribunals to obtain redress. As a responsible consumer:-  Don’t swallow line, hook or sinker what sales people tell you, or what you read/hear in advertisements. Take time to...
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The Consumer Protection Act

The Malaysia's Consumer Protection Act 1999 (CPA) is an act which came into effect 1st October 1999. It is a piece of legislation enacted with the main objective to provide greater protection for consumers. The provisions of this act cover areas not covered by other existing laws. This act provides simple, inexpensive redressal to the consumer's grievances and relief of a specific nature. Under...
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Are you paying for clutter?

The easiest way to save resources and energy and to cut down on waste is to use less. This statement is so simple as to sound banal, yet it can serve as a guide to action. Also implied is the idea of consuming less, buying less, making do with what we have already — even at times ridding ourselves of all the unnecessary gadgets and duplicates that so hideously clutter up our lives. All this is...
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Front cover Utusan Konsumer Issue 39-2 Mar-Apr 2009

Issue 39-2 Mar-Apr 2009

U N C O M M O N    E X P O S E S,   V I E W S   &   W I S D O M Bimonthly Paper of Consumers Association of Penang We have stories which you will not find in other papers -- hard-hitting stuff with no holds barred, for we name the brands, companies or people in our exposes, unlike the commercial papers which are dependent on companies for their advertisements or are owned by...
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Vision & Mission

Vision Giving a voice to the little people - that is the objective of the Consumers’ Association of Penang. And that’s what we have been doing since our establishment in 1970. CAP is a consumer organization with a difference. Fighting for fair prices and good quality products and services is just one of our many activities. Our main concern is ensuring the right of every consumer to basic...
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Featured Videos

CAP presents latest featured videos Changing education paradigms: An important, timely talk for parents and teachers. Toxic Profits? : An Aljazeera video on the Lynas rare earth project in Gebeng, Kuantan The Warriors of Qiugang :Oscar 2011 Nomination for Documentary(Short Subject) The Story of Cosmetics  The Story of Bottled Water The Story of Stuff   Organic Farming Part 1  Part 2  Part...
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Issue 41-1 Jan-Feb 2011

U N C O M M O N    E X P O S E S ,   V I E W S   &   W I S D O M Bimonthly Paper of Consumers Association of Penang We have stories which you will not find in other papers -- hard-hitting stuff with no holds barred, for we name the brands, companies or people in our exposes, unlike the commercial papers which are dependent on companies for their advertisements or are owned by poltical...
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Issue 40-5 Nov-Dec 2010

U N C O M M O N    E X P O S E S ,   V I E W S   &   W I S D O M Bimonthly Paper of Consumers Association of Penang We have stories which you will not find in other papers -- hard-hitting stuff with no holds barred, for we name the brands, companies or people in our exposes, unlike the commercial papers which are dependent on companies for their advertisements or are owned by poltical...
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