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Fomca: Switch off phone while charging PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 29 May 2017 11:25

KUALA LUMPUR: Pay serious attention to safety when using mobile phones following a number of reported incidents.

 

Federation of Malaysian Consumers Associations (Fomca) president Dr Marimuthu Nadason gave this advice when commenting on the reported death of a 19-year-old in Melaka on Friday, Bernama reported.

 

His mother found him in his room at 7am with his headphones on and his phone being charged using a power bank. There were burn marks on his shoulder. He had apparently gone to sleep with his earphones on the previous night.

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Bazir makanan 8,000 tan sehari PDF Print E-mail
Written by Admin 3   
Wednesday, 03 May 2017 08:34

Petaling Jaya: Cukup untuk memberi makan tujuh juta orang sehari, itu data pembaziran 8,000 tan makanan yang dilakukan rakyat Malaysia setiap hari.

Penolong Pegawai Kesihatan Persekitaran Perbadanan Pengurusan Sisa Pepejal dan Pembersihan Awam (SWCorp) Nor Siti Aishah Said berkata, makanan adalah komposisi tertinggi iaitu 45 peratus daripada sisa pepejal di tapak pelupusan sampah seluruh negara.

Menurutnya, pembuangan makanan itu berlaku merangkumi sepanjang proses persiapan, pengeluaran dan pemprosesan makanan serta sewaktu sesi makan.

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Beware the ads that children watch, consumer body warns PDF Print E-mail
Written by Admin 3   
Thursday, 30 March 2017 11:06

PETALING JAYA: A consumer group wants the authorities and parents to do more to protect children from advertisers – who can now reach a much younger audience easily through smartphones and tablets.

In an interview with FMT, Federation of Malaysian Consumer Associations (Fomca) CEO Paul Selvaraj said today’s children were more vulnerable to advertisers than ever before.

He said with smartphones and tablets, the “final gatekeepers” – including parents, guardians or caretakers – were completely bypassed.

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Langkah Penyediaan Semasa Cuaca Panas PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jesselyn Pek Yen Lee   
Wednesday, 20 May 2015 10:30

Ketua Pengarah Jabatan Meteorologi Malaysia (JMM) Datuk Che Gayah Ismail telah berkata musim monsoon barat daya yang sedang melanda negara kita akan membawa cuaca panas dan kering yang diramalkan berlanjutan sehingga bulan September.

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HEED WARNING SIGNS OF CLIMATE CHANGE PDF Print E-mail
Written by Foon Weng Lian   
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 11:45

Since young we have been taught that Malaysia is a land free of any natural disaster except flooding.

However, the recent episodes of mini-tornado or land/water spouts as defined by the Meteorological Department of Malaysia suggested that we need to seriously look into the paradigm shift that is occurring in our weather system.

In Pendang, it tore off the roofs off about eight houses and uprooted trees, lamp posts and electricity cables while in Pandamaran, 30 houses were damaged, tore off the roof of six apartments, uprooted trees, damaged signboards and sunk several boats.

Although the mini-tornado that we saw in Malaysia was nowhere near the size of tornado that we saw in other parts of the world, it should serve as a wake-up call to all Malaysian about the importance of adaptation to climate change.

According to the recently published Research Report by Climate Central, Malaysia is one of the 20 most at-risk countries on exposure to sea-level rise and coastal floodings due to climate change.

In the report, it says that Malaysia has spent nearly US$2.6 billion (RM8.5 billion) last decade adapting to more frequent floods. This is evident as we can see the flood in the East Coast of the peninsula has become an annual norm.

These disasters, facts and figures are a preamble on what is in store for coastal communities in Malaysia especially in the East Coast of the peninsula and Sabah if we are not serious in finding ways to adapt to the impact of climate change.

We have seen no specific measures in terms of policies, laws or education of the public to adapt to the impact of climate change despite the present prime minister has made a pledge back in 2009 to

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