CAP President showing statistics of accidents during festive season.
We are at the threshold of another balik kampung frenzy to get home at all costs. For many families it will be a period of great rejoicing during the coming Hari Raya. However, joy and happiness can suddenly change to extreme sorrow and agony for those who lose their loved ones in road crashes which spares nobody. Although Ops Selamat 9 will be in full swing, how much can we expect from the operation?
From what we see, the operations have largely failed because year after year, the carnage from road crashes continues unabated.
The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) congratulates the Police Department for wanting to take tough action against fire crackers and fireworks offenses.
It was reported that Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said that the police will be coming hard on those in possession of such explosives in violation of Section 8 of the Explosives Act 1957. They can be, if convicted, imprisoned for up to seven years, fined RM10,000 or both.
He also pointed out that the police is empowered to “enter or board and search any house, premises or other buildings or place or any vehicle, vessel or aircraft specified in the warrant and to search all persons found therein and thereon”.
Tough police action is timely, particularly during the festive season, when needless tragedies become an annual occurrence, potentially maiming or killing people who played with such explosives.
The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) would like to express our growing concern for the living conditions in low, medium cost flats; conditions that can only be labelled as deplorable. This is a fact we were able to establish from the brief survey we conducted at low, medium cost flats in Penang – both on the mainland and the island.
Reports about the awful living conditions in these flats are something that has been appearing in the news for a very long time. However, despite the numerous news appearances these living conditions are still the reality for residents of low and medium cost flats.
CAP is conducting a Training on Urban Garden without chemical at its premises 10, Jalan Masjid Negeri on 18 June 2016 from 9am-11.30am. Live demo on converting kitchen waste into fertilizers, making of growth promoters for plants, pot mixture and valuable gardening tips will be shared during training. Participation through registration only. SMS or whats app your registration to 012-5374899 / 017-4749504. Thank you.
The healthcare care industry is supported by an array of disciplines each with its own training curriculum, standards and job descriptions – be it nursing, physiotherapy, dietetics, pharmacy or medicine. Each discipline supports the other and it is the seamless integration of the various disciplines that leads to optimal health care support for consumers and patients.
However the universal norm that doctors diagnose and prescribe while pharmacists audit and dispense is amiss in Malaysia and the notion to accord pharmacists their rightful duty to dispense medicines has always been met by contentious objections from the doctors. But what is most bizarre and beyond comprehension is the Ministry of Health’s stand on the issue in that they would not support dispensing separation. On what basis does the Ministry of Health deny a profession of its fundamental role?