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CAP celebrates 50 years

CAP was inaugurated on 7th November 1969 at the Town Hall in Penang and the late S. M. Mohd Idris was elected President and today by God’s grace it has reached its 50th milestone.

Consumer Rights Champion


Honorary Secretary, Consumers’ Association of Penang

Advisor, Third World Network

SM Mohamed Idris was one of a kind. He was a force of nature. And in more ways than one. His passing away on May 17 was the passing of an era. I doubt we will be so fortunate to have someone like him again.

He had such an incredible mind, with an insatiable thirst for information on all kinds of issues, from the most minute to the largest. He could process and synthesise all that information and see the links between them. And then translate them into points for concrete actions and policies.

A letter to our friends on the passing of our

President, S.M. Mohamed Idris

Dear friends,
It is with deep sorrow that we inform you that our President, S.M. Mohamed Idris has passed away after a brief illness on 17 May 2019. Mr Idris lived full and very active life, up to the end of his 93 years. He was invited to be President of CAP (Consumers’ Association of Penang) when it was established in 1969.

CAP receives Ibn Khaldun Merit Award from International Islamic University Malaysia

On 10 November 2018, the Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) was conferred the inaugural Ibn Khaldun Award for Global Social Transformation by the Minister of Education, YAB Dr. Maszlee Malik, who is also the President of the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM).

A Multiversity called CAP

In 1969 the second Malaysian university was established in the north known as Universiti Pulau Pinang. It was later renamed Universiti Sains Malaysia. Under the dynamic inaugural vice-chancellorship of Tan Sri Hamzah Sendut, UPP made its mark worldwide with many firsts to its name. I was privileged to be among its pioneer students.

Speech by S.M. Mohamed Idris, President of the Penang Consumers Association in conjunction with the Award of the Tun Abdul Razak Award by the Tun Abdul Razak Foundation on 22 June 2014, Kuala Lumpur

Assalamualaikum Wr Wb Bismillahi Rahman in Rahim

First of all, I would like to thank Yayasan Tun Razak for giving me the opportunity to express my appreciation and admiration for the contribution made by the late Tun Abdul Razak. He has laid a solid foundation for creating a united and progressive Malaysia rooted in past traditions and history.

Launching of CAP book “Moving Towards Zero Waste: Community Actions in Penang”

Speech by President of Consumers Association of Penang, Mr. S.M. Mohamed Idris at launching of CAP book “Moving Towards Zero Waste: Community Actions in Penang”

First of all the Consumers’ Association of Penang would like to thank the President of Majlis Perbandaran Seberang Perai (MPSP), Dato’ Sr Haji Rozali bin Haji Mohamud, for the cooperation rendered to jointly launch CAP’s book titled “Moving Towards Zero Waste: Community Actions in Penang”.