Author: SM Mohamed Idris
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  • CAP against IWK’s plan to change its tariff system
  • SM Mohamed Idris | Oct 30, 2014 12:51PM
  • Recently, the Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) attended a meeting with Indah Water Consortium (IWK) and the National Water Service Commission (Span), where IWK announced its plans to change the current tariff system from the standard monthly rate to a system based on water consumption instead, which will incidentally increase the IWK bills for many consumers. They plan to implement this change sometime in January 2015.
  • Letters - malaysiakini.com/letters/278995
  • Set up inquiry into all private learning institutions
  • SM Mohamed Idris | Oct 29, 2014 5:45PM
  • The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) refers to a media report regarding the ongoing Allianze University College of Medical Sciences (AUCMS) issue. CAP has been dealing with this matter ever since we received complaints from various staff members and students of AUCMS, beginning earlier this year.
  • Letters - malaysiakini.com/letters/278934
  • Malaysia may lose RM5bil from trade in the TPPA
  • SM Mohamed Idris | Oct 24, 2014 1:22PM
  • A new paper by a senior economist working in a United Nations agency has shown that Malaysia will not enjoy a net gain in terms of its trade balance as a result of joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). Instead, Malaysia will suffer a decline in its trade balance with the other 11 TPPA countries by nearly RM5 billion.
  • Letters - malaysiakini.com/letters/278485
  • Industry first or people first?
  • SM Mohamed Idris | Oct 9, 2014 2:27PM
  • Thousands of oil palm smallholders in Sarawak are severely impacted by the Malaysian Palm Oil Board’s (MPOB) directive prohibiting traders from purchasing fresh fruit bunches (FFBs) of ‘suspicious’ origins. The directive came into effect since 1 July, 2014.
  • Letters - malaysiakini.com/letters/277056
  • Is our cyber-security non-existent?
  • SM Mohamed Idris | Oct 8, 2014 7:14PM
  • The issue of the Latin American gang that hacked into some of Malaysia’s automated teller machines (ATMs) and absconded with a little over RM3 million is both frightening and eye-opening. It should be an indication to us that our cyber-security is grossly lacking and perhaps our money and personal information are not as safe as we once thought them to be.
  • Letters - malaysiakini.com/letters/276973
  • Log seizure a chance for Adenan to walk the talk
  • SM Mohamed Idris | Oct 2, 2014 5:16PM
  • Sahabat Alam Malaysia’s (SAM) field staff had stumbled upon a huge pile of seized logs at the logpond of Sungai Pelutan in Middle Baram, Sarawak recently.
  • Letters - malaysiakini.com/letters/276458
  • SAM maintains stand to oppose sturgeon project
  • SM Mohamed Idris | Sep 30, 2014 12:13PM
  • Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) is aghast at the government’s decision to go ahead with the sturgeon fish farm even though a detailed impact assessment (DEIA) is still pending.
  • Letters - malaysiakini.com/letters/276156
  • Are we really practising sustainable forestry?
  • SM Mohamed Idris | Sep 26, 2014 2:33PM
  • Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) deplores the decision of the Pahang state government to permit forest conversion activities to take place within the Lesong Permanent Reserved Forest (PRF) in Kuala Rompin.
  • Letters - malaysiakini.com/letters/275833
  • Test loom bands and clear the confusion
  • SM Mohamed Idris | Sep 23, 2014 1:00PM
  • As of late there has been a lot of conflicting news in circulation about loom bands and phthalates - a harmful chemical commonly found in plastic products. Looms bands have become a nationwide craze; popular among children and adults alike. Therefore it is a concern for us, the Consumer’s Association of Penang (CAP), that there are such contradictory reports on whether or not loom bands are safe.
  • Letters - malaysiakini.com/letters/275467
  • ‘No’ to water rate discount for construction sector
  • SM Mohamed Idris | Sep 19, 2014 11:37AM
  • The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) regrets that the Penang state government has consented to a 35 percent rebate on the proposed water rate hike for the construction and renovation sector. This means that instead of the proposed RM3 per 1,000 litres, they will only have to pay RM1.95 per 1,000 litres.
  • Letters - malaysiakini.com/letters/275095
  • Overinsuring properties for fire insurance
  • SM Mohamed Idris | Aug 27, 2014 6:34PM
  • Banks are exploiting mortgagors by taking out fire insurance on the mortgaged properties to cover the full amount of the loan which in almost all cases will be about 90 percent of the market value of the properties.
  • Letters - malaysiakini.com/letters/272913
  • Elephants running out of room
  • SM Mohamed Idris | Aug 25, 2014 12:15PM
  • Human-elephant conflict throughout elephant ranges in Malaysia has been steadily increasing since the 90s because of continued loss of the elephant habitat, which forces the pachyderms to encroach into plantations in search of food, water and mates.
  • Letters - malaysiakini.com/letters/272640
  • US certification for TPPA will violate sovereignty
  • SM Mohamed Idris | Aug 21, 2014 4:37PM
  • The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) is deeply concerned by the shocking process by which the United States of America (USA) squeezes more concessions from other countries it negotiates free trade agreements (FTAs) with, even after the treaty’s text is signed.
  • Letters - malaysiakini.com/letters/272314
  • Factory-farmed animals raises concerns
  • SM Mohamed Idris | Aug 19, 2014 11:37AM
  • As large-scale livestock farming spreads throughout the developing world, so does concern about conditions for the animals raised in these facilities. Meat consumption has grown sharply along with rising prosperity. More meat is now produced in the developing world than in the high-income countries.
  • Letters - malaysiakini.com/letters/272054
  • Traffic law enforcement shouldn't be seasonal
  • SM Mohamed Idris | Jul 24, 2014 1:27PM
  • Year after year we have Ops Sikap, now changed to Ops Selamat, to stop the carnage from our road crashes during our festive seasons. Malaysia was ranked 20th globally for the most road deaths in 2011, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). Eighteen people are killed daily in road crashes and according to the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (Miros), the figure is expected to rise to 29 by 2020.
  • Letters - malaysiakini.com/letters/269749
  • SAM reiterates stand against sturgeon farming
  • SM Mohamed Idris | Jul 2, 2014 12:00PM
  • Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) once again reiterates its stand against the breeding of sturgeon fish for its caviar under the Felda project.  When the plan was first mooted in July last year by Felda, SAM had strongly objected against a project of this nature, citing various environmental concerns.
  • Letters - malaysiakini.com/letters/267437
  • Stop off-shoring worker health risks, Apple told
  • SM Mohamed Idris | Jun 13, 2014 1:17PM
  • On June 10, 2014, the Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) and Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) joined more than 80 environmental and human rights organisations and occupational health professionals to send a letter to Lisa Jackson, vice-president of environmental affairs at Apple, urging the company to remove hazardous chemicals from its supplier factories in an effort to protect workers from grave illnesses.
  • Letters - malaysiakini.com/letters/265594
  • Why still no action on pygmy elephant deaths?
  • SM Mohamed Idris | May 26, 2014 1:27PM
  • Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) is further irked by the silence maintained by the Natural Resource and Environment Ministry, the Sabah Wildlife Department, the Sabah police and the deputy public prosecutor (DPP) regarding the deaths of the 14 pygmy elephants.
  • Letters - malaysiakini.com/letters/263884
  • Arrival of pandas is nothing to shout about
  • SM Mohamed Idris | May 19, 2014 11:32AM
  • Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) is truly sceptical about the panda rental programme, while Malaysian officials await excitedly the arrival of China’s adorable export.
  • Letters - malaysiakini.com/letters/263168
Author: SM Mohamed Idris
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