Consumers Association of Penang

Giving voice to the little people...since 1970

Hold professionals liable in building collapse

The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) is appalled at the state of affairs concerning the safety of our buildings and the safety standards practiced by local and foreign contractors here. The country is still reeling from the tragedy of the Jaya Supermarket deaths and now we have another near miss in the form of the Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin Stadium roof collapse in Kuala Terengganu.

An effective product recall mechanism badly needed

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Many millions of cars, food and dangerous consumer products are recalled overseas every year. But we hardly see recalls in Malaysia. Why?

Terengganu stadium collapse: disregard for worker safety reaches atrocious levels

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Less than four years ago, 60 percent of the RM292 million ringgit Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin Stadium’s roof collapsed with damages between RM15 million to RM25 million. Fortunately, there were no casualties.

Now, catastrophe has struck the Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin Stadium again. This time with five workers injured, two critically. The Consumers' Association of Penang is appalled at the apparent lack of regard for safety by contractor and officials involved.

UNEVEN ROADS, CAP URGES THE PENANG GOVERNMENT TO TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION

Consumers Association Penang (CAP) urges the state government and city council to investigate and take immediate action to solve road problems such as uneven surface, deformation, cracking and potholes in several areas in Penang.

These conditions not only inconvenience and frustrate road users but also raise concerns as it may affect the safety of the road users if left unresolved.

BAN The Killer game: CAP

Mr Idris at Press conference on Blue Whale.

The Blue Whale sounds like an ecological project but on the contrary is a deadly game that we have to vigilant of. The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) is concerned about the measures that the government has taken to keep the Blue Whale from Malaysia. What is the game about and how are we to keep our children safe?

VeronikaVolkova, 16, and YuliaKonstantinova, 15, from Russia jumped off the roof of an apartment together in February 2017. J. Vignesh, 19, from India hanged himself in September 2017. Earlier, a 14-year old boy from Mumbai jumped off the fifth floor, and Manoj C Manu 16 from Kerala, hanged himself in July the same year. These victims and 150 other suicides across Russia, the US, the UK, Italy, Brazil, Argentina, Portugal and India is said to have connection with an online challenge called Blue Whale.