Consumers Association of Penang

Giving voice to the little people...since 1970

More arguments against TV

Excessive TV watching can also lead to a wide range of physical, psychological and social problems. Here are 17 more arguments for the elimination of television.

Astro’s monopoly has short-changed Malaysian TV viewers

Malaysians are gullible enough to be taken for a long ride by Astro, as the government has given Astro too much leeway. This has caused Malaysian TV viewers to be short-changed and at the same time snuffed out other operators from entering the market and providing better service. Such a phenomenon is only seen in Malaysia, with only one pay TV operator given exclusive licence for 20 years.

Abort tunnel vision

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CAP would like to reiterate most emphatically its opposition to the latest mega-project  proposed by the Penang state government to resolve the state’s traffic problem. The project comprises a 6.5km undersea tunnel from Gurney Drive to Bagan Ajam in Butterworth,  a 4.2km Pesiaran Gurney-Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway bypass, a 4.6km Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway-Bandar Baru Air Itam bypass, and a four-lane 12km road linking Tanjung Bungah with Teluk Bahang.

Why CAP is against the One-Way Traffic System in Pulau Tikus

The new traffic system in Pulau Tikus in Penang is a retrogressive measure as it places emphasis on moving cars at the expense of the community, pedestrians, cyclists and the disabled.

Pulau Tikus is an integrated community of mixed commercial, office, institutional, religious, residential and educational uses. It is a unique neighbourhood for good food, shopping and marketing with all the modern conveniences of the post office and banks plus places of worship – all within walking and cycling distances.

CAP Baffled over Runnymede Demolition

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) is baffled over the demolition of ancillary buildings in the Runnymede property in Penang. We are confused because according to the information in the One Stop Centre website the application for planning approval by the developer Warisan Pinang Sdn. Bhd., it is stated that the application (MBPP/OSC/PM2798/15) has been “batal” or cancelled/rejected and this decision was made on 24 November 2015.