Consumers Association of Penang

Giving voice to the little people...since 1970

Stop Live Transport : International Awareness Day

Transporting of livestock.

Most people interested in animal welfare would agree that transporting livestock destined for slaughter across a country, an ocean or a continent is a practice that should be discontinued.

Though the status of  animal transport in each region presents a somewhat different context, the basic  problems of overcrowding, rough handling and ill effects from long rides without rest are essentially the same in all parts of the world. Long distance livestock transport in itself is economically inefficient, but persists largely because of inefficient investment in developing the alternatives.

The Hidden Suffering of Poultry

Malaysians consume chicken meat and eggs on a daily basis yet hardly a thought is given to the horrendous conditions in the modern livestock raising systems known as ‘factory-farming’.

Malaysia is largely self sufficient in poultry meat production with over 81% of  the local domestic demand for meat and more than 111% of the country’s demand for eggs met by the local poultry industry.

LUXURIOUS PROJECTS FREEZE: CAP SAID IT 29 YEARS AGO

The Second Finance Minister Datuk Seri Johari Abdul Ghani had announced that the government is finally freezing luxury property developments from 1 November 2017 because of a glut in this sector.

The freeze will affect high-rise condominiums, shopping malls, commercial units, including those that are worth more than RM1 million.

SAM Urges Authorities To Address Problems Faced By Teluk Bahang Coastal Fishers

PENANG: Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) urges the Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry, Penang state government and local authority to investigate and take immediate action to address the problems faced by the Teluk Bahang coastal fishers here.

In a survey conducted by SAM after receiving complaints from the fishermen, we found that the pollution from concrete wastes on coastal and marine areas here was severe and endangered the fishermen. The rocks and piles found in this area can cause injuries not only to fishermen but also to the public who frequent this area.

Don’t sign revised TPP agreement, CAP calls on government

According to news reports, the 11 countries that agreed to the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), without the United States, have now concluded negotiations to sign an agreement very similar to the TPPA. Malaysia is one of the 11 countries.

Yet the Malaysian public has been kept in the dark on these recent negotiations and on the new agreement.

According to news reports, the new agreement known as CPTPP, is almost the same as the TPPA, except for a few minor changes.