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Pengguna kena bantu pantau peniaga cekik darah PDF Print E-mail
Written by Admin 3   
Monday, 11 June 2018 13:49

 

 

KUALA LUMPUR - Kementerian Perdagangan Dalam Negeri, Koperasi dan Kepenggunaan (KPDNKK) melaksanakan Skim Kawalan Harga Musim Perayaan (SKHMP) sejak 2000 bagi melindungi pengguna daripada peniaga yang mengaut cuba keuntungan berlebihan.

 

Menerusi SKHMP, pengguna mudah mendapatkan barang keperluan dengan  harga siling yang ditetapkan pada musim perayaan, bagaimanapun ia berbeza tahun ini apabila kebanyakan peniaga mengambil kesempatan menaikkan harga barang basah berikutan berakhirnya Pilihan Raya Umum ke-14 (PRU14).

 

Berikutan itu, pada sidang media 30 Mei lepas, Perdana  Menteri Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad mengumumkan pelaksanaan SKHMP bagi mengekang peniaga menaikkan harga barang terutamanya barang basah melebihi harga yang ditetapkan KPDNKK menjelang sambutan Aidilfitri ini.

 

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The catastrophic effects of climate change. PDF Print E-mail
Written by Admin 3   
Thursday, 25 January 2018 14:04

 

Climate in a narrow sense is usually defined as the "average weather," or more rigorously, as the statistical description in terms of the mean and variability of relevant quantities over a period of time ranging from months to thousands or millions of years. The classical period is 30 years, as defined by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). According to Malaysian Meteorological Department (MMD), the characteristic features of the climate of Malaysia are uniform temperature, high humidity and copious rainfall. Winds are generally light. Climate change is a change in Earth's overall climate which means could be a change in Earth's average temperature or could be a change in Earth's precipitation patterns.
The Earth's climate has changed throughout history. Just in the last 650,000 years there have been seven cycles of glacial advance and retreat, with the abrupt end of the last ice age about 7,000 years ago marking the beginning of the modern climate era and of human civilization.  average temperature has risen a little more than one degree Fahrenheit during the past 100 years or so. However, a small changes in Earth's average temperature can lead to big impacts.
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THE NON-COMMUNICABLE PANDEMIC PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sharvin A. Subramaniam   
Wednesday, 22 November 2017 15:19

Alarming. Pandemic. Crisis. It's the words to sum the situation of non-communicable disease (NCD) in our country. According to National Health and Morbidity Survey of 2015, almost one out of five Malaysians has diabetes. The projection was set in 2020 but came true five years early. Other finding shows nearly half of our population are overweight -the highest prevalence in the region. According to a The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) report, obesity cost our country RM4.3 - RM8.6 billion last year - an equivalent of 10 and 19 per cent of our country's healthcare spending.

The lack of physical activity coupled with unhealthy diet that comprises excessive calories, high consumption of sugar or salt among us are seen as the main contributing factor to high NCD in Malaysia. Many initiatives like social media, creating collaboration among stakeholders, awareness among people and even a new logo to help consumer choose healthier food products has been created to improve our Malaysian health. The abolishment of subsidies for sugar back in 2013 in hope to decrease sugar consumption, did not achieve its intended goal. How can we tackle the NCD pandemic more effectively? PHREAM believes the next step lies in improving the product labelling and how nutrition information is conveyed to consumers. 

Do a simple survey on a range of your favourite food and beverages. Look at benefits of using their products, creatively printed on front packaging vs. Ministry of Health's mandatory nutritional information panel (NIP) at the back. While these products claim of its single or multiple ingredients contribute to good health, sometimes the composition of overall ingredients does not and may affect your health in a longer period time. For example, in 2016 Dr. Guy-Andre' Pelouze from

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National Financial Education Conference themed “Towards an Effective Financial Education Strategy for Malaysia” PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 04 October 2017 08:52

 

A National Conference themed “Towards an Effective Financial Education Strategy for Malaysia” was organised on the 3 October 2017 at Lanai Kijang Kuala Lumpur.  The Conference was organised by Era Consumer, the Federation of Malaysian Consumers Organisations Malaysia (FOMCA) and the Financial Literacy Association of Malaysia (FLAME) with the cooperation of Bank Negara Malaysia and supported by Citi Foundation.

 

The Conference was aimed at moving forward towards formulating and implementing a national financial education strategy in which all Malaysians, especially those most in need, would have access to financial education.

 

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Deputy Governor's Address at the FOMCA Conference 2017 - ‘Towards an Effective Financial Education Strategy for Malaysia’ ‘Realising Financial Well-Being’ PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 03 October 2017 00:00

 

It is my great pleasure to have the opportunity to speak at the FOMCA Conference this morning. I would like to express my appreciation to FOMCA for the commendable initiative to gather the minds of leading stakeholders in the area of financial literacy today. The theme of today’s conference -- ‘Towards an Effective Financial Education Strategy for Malaysia’ -- is indeed relevant; and will certainly provide a great opportunity for government agencies; corporates; consumer associations; academicians and all of us present here today to exchange ideas and discuss this important issue on financial education.

 

Today, we are living in an environment that is becoming increasingly challenging. “Bits and bytes” are slowly replacing “brick and mortar”. At the same time, Malaysians are facing socio-economic changes, including demographic shifts, urbanisation and increasing life expectancy. These factors affect, not only the way we experience financial services, but also the necessary knowledge for consumers to make good financial decisions to realise financial well-being. Therefore, ensuring Malaysians have the right knowledge, skills and behaviour - to make informed financial decisions - is an important agenda for our nation. Today, I would like to share with you - our vision to realise financial well-being for Malaysians through financial literacy and financial education.

 

Let me begin by sharing four observations on the state of financial literacy in Malaysia.

 

 

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