CAP is not shocked by the contaminated bottled mineral water

When the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) directed the recall of Malaysia’s “Starfresh” bottled drinking water on 12 June 2019 because of bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa contamination, the Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) was not the slightest surprised. In view of the findings in Singapore, a similar recall should also be done in Malaysia if the product is being …

Dismal picture for the future of our elephants

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) expresses shock at the recent deaths of three elephants at a plantation area of a village in Kampung Sri Timur 3, Kluang, Johor. They were believed to have been poisoned.  Their deaths paint a dismal picture for the future of our elephants. With oil palm plantations encroaching from all sides into …

Reforms and oversight on co-operative loans are long overdue

We refer to the Malaysia Co-operative Societies Commission’s (SKM) statement on 10 June 2019 that it will investigate allegations of certain co-operatives being involved in a syndicated loan scam, and in falsifying payslips for civil servants and employees of government-linked companies. The loan scam, which allegedly involves the Malaysian National Co-operative Movement (ANGKASA) and various individual co-operatives, is gaining traction and is currently being investigated, …

NEED TO TACKLE ROOT CAUSES OF ORANG ASLI HEALTH WOES

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) is extremely saddened to learn about the deaths and ill health of the Bateq community members in Kampung Koh, Gua Musang, Kelantan. It is indeed shocking that days have gone by and the government authorities have yet to ascertain the actual cause of the deaths and the deterioration of health among …

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 …