The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) urges the Land and Mines Office, Drainage and Irrigation Department and local authorities to investigate a sand mining activity in Kampung Jawa, Pinang Tunggal, in the district of Kuala Muda, state of Kedah because the operation has caused problems and the villagers are concerned about the adverse effects.
The sand mining activity in Sungai Mati at the village had started operation two months ago and has caused soil sedimentation, cracks in houses here, noise pollution and damaged the road.
Electrical goods not confirming to mandatory Sirim standards.
The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) found substandard goods that include locks, stationery, school bags, watches, electrical goods, shoes, tools, and toys flooding the market during its recent market survey.
Some of these items are priced as low as RM2, their prices were a fraction of a similar product of a better quality but appeared to be popular among consumers of the lower income group.
CAP’s point of contention is whether these products meet safe product requirements because being cheap is pointless if they are not safe for consumers’ use.