Author: SM Mohamed Idris
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  • 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
  • Act now to prevent future disasters
  • SM Mohamed Idris | Jan 20, 2015 6:00PM
  • The country is still reeling from the after-effects of the devastating year-end floods that ravaged at least seven states.
  • Letters - malaysiakini.com/letters/286890
  • SAM, CAP urge gov’t to ban trawl nets
  • SM Mohamed Idris | Dec 18, 2014 5:55PM
  • Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) and the Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) urge the government to immediately ban the use of trawl nets in order to save our fisheries resources from impending extinction.
  • Letters - malaysiakini.com/letters/283907
  • Are you eating plastic, asks CAP
  • SM Mohamed Idris | Nov 11, 2014 5:22PM
  • The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) cautions consumers from consuming food cooked using plastic ladles and spoons or hot food stored in plastic containers. From a public health perspective, heated plastic is an unnecessary source of exposure to harmful elements and stringent measures must be taken to prevent it.
  • Letters - malaysiakini.com/letters/280197
  • CAP: Do away with fuel subsidy for good
  • SM Mohamed Idris | Nov 5, 2014 11:40AM
  • The inescapable fact is that fuel subsidy will eventually have to be scrapped as it is economically untenable in the long run. The question is when? Our answer is now is the right time as the crude oil price is tumbling.
  • Letters - malaysiakini.com/letters/279562
Author: SM Mohamed Idris
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