The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) urged the Penang State Government to investigate and take prompt action to resolve the problem faced by 200 persons from 38 families in Kampung Masjid near Batu Kawan in the district of Seberang Perai Selatan (SPS) whose lives are endangered by quarry activities near their residence. The problem that has persisted for more than five years has become more serious in recent months. It is reported that eight houses in the village had developed cracks due to blasting of rocks at the quarry.
The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) refers to a media report regarding the ongoing Allianze University College of Medical Sciences (AUCMS) issue. CAP has been dealing with this matter ever since we received complaints from various staff and students of AUCMS, beginning earlier this year.
CAP had alerted and had been continuously corresponding with a range of government bodies regarding the issues highlighted in the complaints we received, which include the following :
Recently, the Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) was in a Meeting with Indah Water Consortium (IWK) and the National Water Service Commission (SPAN), where IWK announced its plans to change the current tariff system from the standard monthly rate to a system based on water consumption instead, which will incidentally increase the IWK bills for many consumers. They plan to implement this change sometime in January 2015.
Malaysia may lose by RM5 billion from trade in the TPPA, besides damage in other areas: The Government should thus exit from the TPPA negotiations
A new paper by a senior economist working in a United Nations agency has shown that Malaysia will not enjoy a net gain in terms of its trade balance as a result of joining the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). Instead, Malaysia will suffer a decline in its trade balance with the other eleven TPPA countries by nearly RM5 billion.
This finding provides another major reason why Malaysia should not join the TPPA.
Eyewash for a sinister plan – Stopping issuance of logging licence is merely smokescreen for the push of forest plantation
Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem again shocked the public when he announced on 9 October that ‘there would be no more issuance of logging licence’ until the problem of illegal logging is stopped.
While Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) welcomes what would appear to be Tan Sri Adenan’s resolve to curb the scourge of illegal logging, we are not convinced that it will stop illegal logging activities or save the remaining forested areas in the state.