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 …

CAP: Malaysians in Dire Need of Clean Air

In March this year, some 2,775 people fell ill from exposure to toxic fumes in Pasir Gudang. They suffered from breathing difficulties, chest pain and vomiting. 200 people including school children were hospitalised, 111 schools were shut down temporarily. Fire and rescue officials identified at least 15 different types of chemicals, including the colourless and extremely poisonous …

Low Cost Housing Units Which Are Not Low Cost

Developers in Penang have to comply with a “Compliance Clause” that requires them to build 30% of public housing – ie. low cost (RM42,000.00) and Low-Medium Cost (RM72,500.00). Applicants for these houses who are qualified and registered with the State’s Housing Department are sent offer letters by the department when these units are available. Happiness …

Workers housing should be mandatory

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) is disappointed that Workers’ Minimum Standards of Housing and Amenities Act 1990 amendment Bill does not make it mandatory for employers to provide their workers with housing. This is a major step backwards in terms of the government dealing with the plight of foreign workers and even local workers …

CAP urges Penang Government to Not Take the Incinerator Path

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) is shocked and disappointed that the Penang government isconsidering incineration to get rid of municipal waste in the State. CAP strongly urges the Penang government to move towards zero waste and not take the incinerator path. Local Government Committee chairman Jagdeep Singh Deo was reported stating that the previous stance taken by Penang was …