Author: SM Mohamed Idris
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  • 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
  • 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
Author: SM Mohamed Idris
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