Consumers Association of Penang

Giving voice to the little people...since 1970

Scrap incinerator project in Cameron Highlands

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The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) objects to the installation of the thermal treatment plant in Cameron Highlands as it would poison our environment, bodies, and food supply with toxic chemicals. There are alternatives to incineration which are cheaper, more flexible and better for the environment.

Nuclear power should not be the option for Malaysia

altThe Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) and Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) oppose the development of nuclear power plants in Malaysia.

Our former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad had expressed his objection of nuclear energy in Malaysia and had brought up the issue of dumping of radioactive waste in Perak.  However the former PM is reportedly not aware where the waste was buried. His ignorance is indeed unfortunate because as a leader, Dr Mahathir should have known the location of the hotspot, especially since it is still regarded unsafe.

Malaysia must reject the Copenhagen Accord

The Consumers’ Association of Penang and Sahabat Alam Malaysia urge the Government of Malaysia to reject the controversial Copenhagen Accord which was not adopted by Parties in the December 2009 climate talks.

At last nature gets legal rights

Approximately two thirds of Ecuador’s population voted “yes” this Autumn in a historic, national referendum — a result that reflects the vast majority’s hopeful expectation of political change. By an overwhelming margin, the Ecuadorians backed their president, Rafael Correa, in voting for a new progressive constitution — the first in the world to grant Nature the same inalienable rights as human beings.

“Zero waste for zero warming”

As the international community faces up to the looming climate change, We in the Consumers Association of Penang and Sahabat Alam Malaysia, who are members of GAIA (Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives /Global Anti-Incinerator Alliance (GAIA), support the promotion of Zero Waste as a core strategy in preventing and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.