Concerted action needed to combat wildlife crime

More action and less talk is required to combat wildlife crime. Several species are becoming severely depleted and may disappear if more is not urgently done by Governments. High value seizures of contraband ivory, rhino horn, tiger parts and pangolin scales dominate media headlines every week. Many live animals are traded with impunity – tigers, …

WHAT IS THE SOURCE OF HEAVY METAL POLLUTION IN PENANG WATERS?

The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) urged the Penang state government, Department of Environment (DOE) and Fisheries Department to disclose their findings regarding the source of heavy metal pollution in the waters off Tanjung Bungah, Teluk Bahang and Penang National Park. CAP is shocked and concerned as the heavy metal pollution not only threatens marine …

TBRA CALLS FOR URGENT ACTION TO STOP METAL POLLUTION IN PENANG’S NORTH COAST SEAS

The Tanjung Bungah Residents’ Association is very alarmed and expresses deep concerns over the findings of very high levels of heavy metals in the sea waters off Tanjung Bungah as well as the Penang National Park in Teluk Bahang.  According to a report in the media today, very high levels of nickel have been found …

Ramadhan Bazaars’ Food Safety in Question

Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) calls on the state health department to be vigilant against food poisoning and water-borne diseases that may easily be propagated through unhygienic food handling at all Ramadhan bazaars. From our surveillance, we found that many food handlers at Ramadhan bazaars did not wear gloves, apron, or headwear. There were often …

CAP: New Rules on Tint Completely Disregard Safety and Security

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) is baffled by the Transport Minister’s announcement on the new rules on private car window tints. Not only was the announcement very sudden, but there appears to have been no consultation with other road transport authorities. This sudden U-turn does not address road safety and security concerns. The Transport …