The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) would like to highlight a few clarifications by TNB in our meeting with them on 19th August 2016 concerning our previous statement - TNB Billing System Upgrade has Confused and Burdened Consumers, dated 18th August 2016.
TNB has admitted to their mistake of not informing the public about their billing system update before they started implementing it. This is a shortcoming on their part that they regret as it has caused their customers much confusion.
Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) and the Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) objects to the Kedah state government’s proposal to construct a Fishery Terminal in Tebengau near Kuala Kedah because it will adversely affect the environment and livelihoods of coastal fishers here.
The RM1.831 billion mega project known as the Kedah Integrated Fishery Terminal (KIFT) is reported to be fully funded by Lu Hai Feng Development Sdn Bhd from China. The project is proposed to begin next year after approval was obtained from the National Physical Planning Council last month.
There are more than ample studies on the effects of media violence on children. Kabali reflects the harsh realities that plagued the Indian community and the movie can influence children ingraining in them that violence is part and parcel of life.
It was reported in August 2013 that 40,313 members belonging to 49 illegal organisations had been arrested for involvement in armed robbery, theft, vehicle theft, extortion, illegal activities, narcotics and secret society dealings.
Sungai Kuala Jalan Baru clogged with rubbish.
The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) urges the Penang state government and the Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID) to take urgent action to resolve the problem of frequent floods occurring in Kuala Jalan Baru, Balik Pulau.
Floods occur frequently here due to failure of the drainage system, which has caused water from rivers and ditches here to overflow and flood the area.
The dilapidated bridge in Chukai has not been repaired.
Fish traps are often damaged after being hit by trawler boats.
Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) urges the Terengganu government, relevant departments and agencies to take immediate action to address the problem faced by 200 inshore fishers in Chukai, Kemaman district.
For the past ten years the fishers had to put up with a damaged jetty to moor their boats and land their catch. In addition, fishermen in the area are often threatened by trawlers and many of them lamented that they have not received the monthly incentive of RM300.00. SAM is dismayed that although the problems are long-standing but until now no action has been taken by the relevant authorities to resolve the fishers predicaments.