The top secret documents leaked by Edward Snowden have revealed that the ‘five eyes’ (US, Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand) have engaged in large-scale spying by tapping electronically-transmitted data such as conversations on mobile phones, emails, and browsing habits. This has raised concerns worldwide that key leaders may be subject to foreign pressures.
Smartphones from companies such as Apple, Samsung or HTC are among the most popular consumer and lifestyle products today.
Unfortunately a whole series of problems occur during the global production process, ranging from bad working conditions to environmental pollution.
More than ten chapters in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) can have an adverse effect on various aspects of health including tobacco control, medicine prices and banning of chemicals that are dangerous to health. One of it is alcohol control.
The TPPA which is at the end point of the negotiations may restrict Malaysia’s ability to maintain its current alcohol control policies or introduce additional ones in future. Hence, it is important for Malaysia to insist on a total carve out for alcohol control measures from the whole TPPA as it has proposed for tobacco control measures.
Workshop on Natural Farming for Sustainable Living
Organised by Consumers’ Association of Penang
21 November 2013 at RECSAM, Penang
Welcome remarks by Mr. S.M. Mohamed Idris, President, Consumers’ Association of Penang.
CAP calls on the relevant authorities to take immediate steps to control the growing number of obese children in the country to control the diabetes epidemic that Malaysia is facing.
Studies have showed that childhood obesity levels in Malaysia are among the highest in Asian countries. Data from various research groups have indicated that as many as 15% of toddlers and preschool children in the country could be overweight and obese. Among primary school children, 30% of them could be overweight and obese. These statistics are not surprising as overweight children and youngsters are a common sight at public places.