Author: SM Mohamed Idris
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  • Impetus needed for urban farming
  • SM Mohamed Idris | Jun 29, 2015 1:51PM
  • Urban farming is fast picking up all over the world, be it done individually or in a community setting. The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) urges the government of Malaysia to support communities and individuals to move towards the path of urban farming.
  • Letters - malaysiakini.com/letters/303421
  • Debt collection must be regulated
  • SM Mohamed Idris | Jun 25, 2015 2:49PM
  • The country’s household debt is high at 88 percent of the Gross National Product and with an average debt repayment ratio of around 44 percent (that means that 44 percent of the income goes to settling debts). Furthermore, as many as 55 people on average are being declared bankrupt every day.
  • Letters - malaysiakini.com/letters/303050
  • Foreign workers are not expendable
  • SM Mohamed Idris | Jun 24, 2015 6:32PM
  • The news about the mezzanine floor of a hypermarket under construction collapsing yesterday at Pulau Sebang, Alor Gajah, Malacca, is shocking to say the least. Reports state that the mezzanine floor collapsed after the staging was removed. Fifteen foreign workers, turned victims, were said to have been inside the building at the time - three are dead, six injured and another six are still missing.
  • Letters - malaysiakini.com/letters/302968
  • Buying pawn tickets is illegal
  • SM Mohamed Idris | Jun 19, 2015 3:21PM
  • The practice of buying pawn tickets has been going on for years if not decades. According to the enforcement agency, the Moneylenders’ and pawnbrokers’ division of the Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Ministry, it is illegal for anyone to purchase the pawn tickets.
  • Letters - malaysiakini.com/letters/302422
  • Implement dispensation separation without delay
  • SM Mohamed Idris | May 29, 2015 1:12PM
  • We refer to the statement by Deputy Health Minister Dr Hilmy Yahya that the ‘Government is in no rush to table Pharmacy Bill’ (The Star May 25, 2015).
  • Letters - malaysiakini.com/letters/300049
  • No fast-track, M’sia must pull out of TPPA talks
  • SM Mohamed Idris | May 13, 2015 7:00PM
  • The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) urges the Malaysian government to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) negotiations as the US Senate had last night voted against considering fast-track authority at this time.
  • Letters - malaysiakini.com/letters/298249
  • Offshore tin mining a threat to fishermen
  • SM Mohamed Idris | May 11, 2015 12:00PM
  • The income of nearly 200 fishermen in Sungai Batu, near Pantai Remis, Manjung district in Perak has been affected following offshore tin mining activities by a company in their fishing area.
  • Letters - malaysiakini.com/letters/297901
  • Rethink the KL-Singapore ‘Bullet Train’ project
  • SM Mohamed Idris | May 8, 2015 3:24PM
  • The public has been made aware that the ‘highly anticipated’ Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) project has been approved and construction is expected to commence in 2016.
  • Letters - malaysiakini.com/letters/297652
  • Abolish the service charge at once
  • SM Mohamed Idris | Apr 24, 2015 2:00PM
  • The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) is surprised not only by the fact that our government has given in to pressure so easily and allowed the service charge to remain, but also at the reason given as to why the charge is necessary.
  • Letters - malaysiakini.com/letters/296289
  • Pollution poisoning the fish in Malacca River
  • SM Mohamed Idris | Apr 23, 2015 11:42AM
  • The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) is shocked and disappointed by the Malacca River pollution which has caused the death of thousands of fish due to poisoning in the river recently.
  • Letters - malaysiakini.com/letters/296160
  • Penang’s sanctity disrespected
  • SM Mohamed Idris | Apr 20, 2015 6:00PM
  • The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) and Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) are disappointed with the Penang State Planning Committee (SPC) chaired by the chief minister for approving conversion of hill reserve land to residential zones. In addition to this the state has also announced several other massive projects. We view that the state is not respecting the sanctity of the hills and other natural resources in Penang by pushing for colossal development on the island.
  • Letters - malaysiakini.com/letters/295860
  • Don’t sign away our future by inking TPPA
  • SM Mohamed Idris | Apr 14, 2015 2:24PM
  • We refer to the letter by Ramon Navaratnam, chairperson of Asli/Centre of Public Policy Studies, urging the Malaysian government to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). It is regrettable that Ramon and some members of the business community fail to comprehend the serious implications for our people and nation subsequent to signing the TPPA.
  • Letters - malaysiakini.com/letters/295232
  • Janda Baik’s natural environs must be protected
  • SM Mohamed Idris | Apr 7, 2015 3:46PM
  • Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) urges the Pahang government to take prompt action to protect the natural environment of Janda Baik near Bentong so as not to continue to be threatened by any form of activity in the area.
  • Letters - malaysiakini.com/letters/294543
  • Concern over pig waste pollution in Penang
  • SM Mohamed Idris | Apr 6, 2015 5:39PM
  • The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) urges the Penang state government to take immediate action to solve the pig waste pollution problem faced by villagers of Kampung Titi Hitam near Sungai Bakap in the Seberang Perai Selatan District.
  • Letters - malaysiakini.com/letters/294435
  • Voracious Asian appetite killing off turtles
  • SM Mohamed Idris | Mar 16, 2015 12:52PM
  • First it was the pygmy elephants, then recently  the shocking deaths of the 19 green turtles. Prior to the current dead number, another 50 rotting turtles were discovered last year.
  • Letters - malaysiakini.com/letters/292137
  • Fisherfolk threatened by shrimp project
  • SM Mohamed Idris | Mar 2, 2015 3:57PM
  • The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) urges the Agriculture and Agro-Based Industries Ministry to investigate and take prompt action to resolve the problem of 2,000 coastal fishers in Kerian district, Perak whose livelihood has been affected due to the implementation of aquaculture projects in the area.
  • Letters - malaysiakini.com/letters/290696
  • CAP: Widen the net on dirty food outlets
  • SM Mohamed Idris | Feb 27, 2015 3:49PM
  • The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) commends the health authorities for taking a bold move in closing down dirty restaurants in the state.
  • Letters - malaysiakini.com/letters/290445
  • Why haven’t prices of goods decreased?
  • SM Mohamed Idris | Feb 25, 2015 4:41PM
  • People are in uproar over the fact that even though the prices of petrol and diesel have decreased, the prices of goods, on the other hand, have not.

    We at the Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) can sympathise; after all we are also consumers and the cost of living has been steadily increasing.
  • Letters - malaysiakini.com/letters/290228
  • GM rubber trees like jumping with no safety net
  • SM Mohamed Idris | Feb 11, 2015 3:35PM
  • The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) and Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) would like to register our strong opposition to the growing of genetically modified (GM) rubber trees in Malaysia.
  • Letters - malaysiakini.com/letters/288966
  • Reject undemocratic nuclear energy plan
  • SM Mohamed Idris | Jan 29, 2015 6:00PM
  • At the recent public forum organised by the Bar Council’s Environment and Climate Change Committee (ECCC) in Kuala Lumpur, the public got a glimpse of the idea of public consultation of the proponents of nuclear power plant in Malaysia.
  • Letters - malaysiakini.com/letters/287743
Author: SM Mohamed Idris
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