The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) urges the Kedah state government to maintain grazing land in Kampung Kubang Palas near Kuala Nerang for the use of 200 livestock farmers in this village. The move is justified because the farmers involved are pioneers who have engaged in the livestock rearing activity for generations and are major contributors to the national economy and the supply of meat for the people in this state.
The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) has urged the Fisheries Department and the Penang state government to investigate the source of problems that has led to certain types of marine life in the waters of Balik Pulau threatened and endangered.
CAP’s survey found that in addition to high quality fish like Chinese pomfret and Silver pomfret, other marine life such as cockles, mussels, clams, crabs and shrimp that are major catches of more than 500 fishermen have also declined. The affected fishermen are from Kuala Sungai Burung, Kuala Sungai Pinang, Pantai Acheh, Kuala Jalan Bharu and Pulau Betong.
Such shock and disappointment we feel that another building under construction has had one of its floors collapse. Just like the incident in Alor Gajah 2 months ago, the temporary structure holding up the floors (that had not yet set) was not strong enough. It was reported that weak recycled items were used as the temporary structure. Why did the contractor decide this was the best way to go?
The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) urges the Municipal Council of Seberang Perai (Majlis Perbandaran Seberang Perai - MPSP) to pay serious attention and take immediate action to solve river pollution caused by dumping of rubbish and discharge of industrial waste in Seberang Perai.
The issue that has dragged on for so long in the region not only causes bad odour but also threatens the aquatic life in the river and the sea, and jeopardizing the livelihood of coastal fisher communities here.
Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) urged the Perak state government and the Fisheries Department to investigate the cockle culture project from Kuala Gula until Kuala Sepetang in the District of Kerian because it is affecting the activities and source of income of more than 1,000 coastal fishers here. The affected coastal fishers are from Kuala Gula, Kuala Kurau, Kuala Selinsing, Kuala Sepetang, Kuala Sungai Pinang and Sungai Protan.
In a survey conducted by SAM, it was found that the cockle culturists here have erected thousands of stakes in the estuary and the sea, causing difficulty for the coastal fishers to cast their nets. It also endangers the fishers whereby there are several cases of boats being damaged after hitting the stakes.