CAP together with the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism, the Department of Environment, the Education Department and the Bicycle Club of Bukit Mertajam is organising its 16th Cycling Campaign in Bukit Mertajam on 22nd September. The CAP Cycling Campaign started in 2006 and the interest in cycling had grown tremendously since then.
For those interested in joining the campaign, please get the entry forms from the following contacts:
JAS Pulau Pinang (Suffian: 04-5751911)
JPN (Azizan: 019-4584410)
CAP (Ooi Kim Aun: 04-8299511/012-5549651)
KBBM (Fong Choo: 012-4005987)
Hassan : 017-4758862
and bicycle shops
The closing date for entry is 10th September.
Promote Cycling as a Public Health Policy: Make Cycling Safe and Convenient to Create Healthy Malaysians
Cycling and walking should be introduced as a central feature in our public health policy. The benefits can be enormous for the better health of Malaysians and these activities can save the country billions of ringgit in health and productivity costs.
Yes, cycling is becoming popular among Malaysians for recreational purposes. It is time for the Government to tap on this popularity and make bicycles a mode of transport, thus making cycling a daily exercise routine for Malaysians. This can be done through a National Cycling Policy to provide safe and convenient infrastructure for cyclists. These 2 issues are the main hindrances for the use of bicycles as a mode of transport. The regular and widespread use of cycling to workplaces, schools and for errands will increase physical activity among Malaysians, in turn creating healthier and more productive citizens.
Cycling is one of the greatest mode of transportation to help ease the pollution problem and protect environment. Thus in conjunction with the World Environment Day, CAP is organising our 13th Bicycle Campaign with the cooperation of the Penang Department of Environment and Penang Department of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives & Consumerism.
Australia became the first country in the world to introduce plain packaging laws for cigarettes in July 2011. A month before it could even get that Tobacco Plain Packaging Act 2011 legislated, the Asian arm of Philip Morris demanded compensation from Australia.
The Government should raise cigarette prices to RM30 from the current RM10 for a pack of 20 sticks if it is really serious about curbing the smoking scourge.
This is because using “price and tax measures to reduce the demand for tobacco” is one of the most effective ways to reduce cigarette consumption among smokers and deter potential smokers. This measure is recognised by tobacco control experts and also the Parties in the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), of which Malaysia is a Party since 2005.