People are in uproar over the fact that even though the prices of petrol and diesel have decreased, the price of goods on the other hand have not. We at CAP can sympathize; after all we are also consumers and the cost of living has been steadily increasing. It is also frustrating that no one is able give a clear reason as to why the price of goods has not decreased. One thing we know for sure is that it is probably an interplay of many different factors that is keeping the price of goods high.
Meat consumption has grown sharply along with the rising prosperity of developing countries. As a result of this, large-scale livestock farming is now widespread throughout the region. However, an increasing number of people are becoming concerned with the conditions the animals are raised and how they are being treated.
The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) and Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) would like to register our strong opposition to the growing of genetically modified (GM) rubber trees in Malaysia.
Late last year, the Rubber Research Institute of Malaysia (RRIM) submitted an application seeking approval for conducting a ‘confined’ field trial of GM rubber trees in Penawar, Kota Tinggi, Johor. In fact, it is not even clear if such field trials have already been conducted in Malaysia without public knowledge and in contravention of the law.
The Consumers Association of Penang calls on consumers to inculcate good sleeping habit as getting enough sleep is the key to good health.
According to a regional survey Malaysians get only 6.4 hours of sleep on average. This leads to a sleep gap of 1.6 hours short of the recommended 8 hours of sleep. Mobile devices and spending time online is one of the leading causes of this sleep deprivation.
For years, there's been talk of creating a new free trade deal that would span countries bordering the Asia-Pacific, including the US, Canada, New Zealand, as well as several countries in Latin America and Asia. The deal is called the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement – or "TPP" for short.
The TPP agenda is being driven by big business, big pharmaceuticals and big tobacco – but the impacts will affect all Australians.
Watch the video below to find out why the TPP is terrifying the Australian public. It also shows why Malaysians should be asking our Malaysian Government to halt the TPP negotiations.