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tupai
21-06-2009, 01:56 PM
I extend herewith an invitation to ALL SJaya residents...This is extracted from the Chairman's. I am assisting in the invite. You can PM me your name and number of people coming. There is a small tea-time makan hosted by the Summit Hotel, fro all the guests...Also goodies in a Recycled & Reusable Bag, if u sign up as a CASJ member...

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DEAR SIR/MADAM/MISS,

RE: CELEBRATE THE SUCCESSFUL FORMATION AND REGISTRATION OF THE
PERSATUAN PENGGUNA SUBANG JAYA, SELANGOR ON 27/6/2009 AT 2.OO PM IN THE SUMMIT SHOPPING MALL, SUBANG JAYA.
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The Consumer Association of Subang Jaya, CASJ, for the first time in
30 years, is a non-profit organisation operating at this point of time
on a shoe-string budget by volunteers, is holding A COMMUNITY EVENT on
27/6/2009 at 2.00pm in the Summit Shopping Mall, Subang Jaya, TO GET
CONSUMERS TO GATHER at the function to celebrate the successful
formation and registration of the association and, also, to a talk on
consumerism, among others.

We are expecting 200 attendees at this function. All shoppers
regardless where they come, including residents are welcome to the
event. Admission is FREE.

However, we are hopeful to achieve this target.

Our guest of honour is non-other than our very own State Assemblywoman,
y/b Hannah Yeoh and we also have with us Madam Ong Chong Swen, a
special and notable person from our community.

Attached herewith is the programme for the day.

In the meantime, we take this opportunity to invite you and your
subordinates as our guests to the function and thank you in
anticipation for sending the reporters and cameramen to cover the
event on 27/6/2009.

Yours Truly,


Lau Bing –Chairman- CASJ H/P Nos: 019-357-0680
PROGRAMME
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27/6/2009 Venue: Main Concourse Area, Summit Shopping
Mall, Summit Subang USJ, Subang Jaya

2.00 PM ARRIVAL OF GUESTS

Free Health Checks

2.30 PM MC to welcome guests and say a word of thanks to
All the Sponsors - by Treasurer and Organising
Secretary: Ms. Patricia Wee Kim Chui

2.35 PM Chairman Speech – Protocol Speech & Briefing on
CAS Objectives

2.50 PM Speech by Guest Speaker - y/b Hannah Yeoh
Subang Jaya State Assemblywoman

3.00 PM Unveiling of LOGO - y/b Hannah Yeoh
Prize Awards- Puan Ong Chong Swen, Mr. Lam &
Ms. Debbie Chung/Wivien San (Photo Sessions)

3.10 PM Speech by a Special & Notable Guest-Madam Ong
Chong Swen –Talk on Consumer Rights in Mandarin

3.20 PM Talk on Issues to Create Consumer Awareness,
Knowledge & Information – By Chairman

3.35 PM LINE DANCE DEMONSTRATIONS

3.50 PM Talk on Nutrition – By Mr. Lim Seng Guan

4.00 PM Press meeting & Self Service to F & B

RSVP: NOTE: WE NEED YOUR CONFIRMATION IN ORDER TO MAKE RESERVATIONS
FOR SEATINGS, AS SEATS ARE LIMITED. THANK YOU

mykern
21-06-2009, 07:49 PM
Lato Tupai .... I'll be there .... only me!~

Khap!~

tupai
21-06-2009, 07:56 PM
Lato Tupai .... I'll be there .... only me!~

Khap!~

WOW! okay! okey! OK! Awrite! alright! Whoopee!

only 199 more invited guests to fill the seats! :D

CASJ Organising comm probably panicking now! hahahahahah! :p

Yang Berkhidmat p/time utk SJ latotupai :p

Carolrasiah
21-06-2009, 11:41 PM
I extend herewith an invitation to ALL SJaya residents...This is extracted from the Chairman's. I am assisting in the invite. You can PM me your name and number of people coming. There is a small tea-time makan hosted by the Summit Hotel, fro all the guests...Also goodies in a Recycled & Reusable Bag, if u sign up as a CASJ member...

=========================

DEAR SIR/MADAM/MISS,

RE: CELEBRATE THE SUCCESSFUL FORMATION AND REGISTRATION OF THE
PERSATUAN PENGGUNA SUBANG JAYA, SELANGOR ON 27/6/2009 AT 2.OO PM IN THE SUMMIT SHOPPING MALL, SUBANG JAYA.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The Consumer Association of Subang Jaya, CASJ, for the first time in
30 years, is a non-profit organisation operating at this point of time
on a shoe-string budget by volunteers, is holding A COMMUNITY EVENT on
27/6/2009 at 2.00pm in the Summit Shopping Mall, Subang Jaya, TO GET
CONSUMERS TO GATHER at the function to celebrate the successful
formation and registration of the association and, also, to a talk on
consumerism, among others.

We are expecting 200 attendees at this function. All shoppers
regardless where they come, including residents are welcome to the
event. Admission is FREE.

However, we are hopeful to achieve this target.

Our guest of honour is non-other than our very own State Assemblywoman,
y/b Hannah Yeoh and we also have with us Madam Ong Chong Swen, a
special and notable person from our community.

Attached herewith is the programme for the day.

In the meantime, we take this opportunity to invite you and your
subordinates as our guests to the function and thank you in
anticipation for sending the reporters and cameramen to cover the
event on 27/6/2009.

Yours Truly,


Lau Bing –Chairman- CASJ H/P Nos: 019-357-0680
PROGRAMME
---------------------
27/6/2009 Venue: Main Concourse Area, Summit Shopping
Mall, Summit Subang USJ, Subang Jaya

2.00 PM ARRIVAL OF GUESTS

Free Health Checks

2.30 PM MC to welcome guests and say a word of thanks to
All the Sponsors - by Treasurer and Organising
Secretary: Ms. Patricia Wee Kim Chui

2.35 PM Chairman Speech – Protocol Speech & Briefing on
CAS Objectives

2.50 PM Speech by Guest Speaker - y/b Hannah Yeoh
Subang Jaya State Assemblywoman

3.00 PM Unveiling of LOGO - y/b Hannah Yeoh
Prize Awards- Puan Ong Chong Swen, Mr. Lam &
Ms. Debbie Chung/Wivien San (Photo Sessions)

3.10 PM Speech by a Special & Notable Guest-Madam Ong
Chong Swen –Talk on Consumer Rights in Mandarin

3.20 PM Talk on Issues to Create Consumer Awareness,
Knowledge & Information – By Chairman

3.35 PM LINE DANCE DEMONSTRATIONS

3.50 PM Talk on Nutrition – By Mr. Lim Seng Guan

4.00 PM Press meeting & Self Service to F & B

RSVP: NOTE: WE NEED YOUR CONFIRMATION IN ORDER TO MAKE RESERVATIONS
FOR SEATINGS, AS SEATS ARE LIMITED. THANK YOU
I might come........can i let u know later?

kimsng
22-06-2009, 12:19 AM
omg Hannah yeoh goin!?!? is there gonna be an autograph meet the fans session?

gmgan
22-06-2009, 07:31 AM
I extend herewith an invitation to ALL SJaya residents...This is extracted from the Chairman's. I am assisting in the invite. You can PM me your name and number of people coming. There is a small tea-time makan hosted by the Summit Hotel, fro all the guests...Also goodies in a Recycled & Reusable Bag, if u sign up as a CASJ member...

=========================

DEAR SIR/MADAM/MISS,

RE: CELEBRATE THE SUCCESSFUL FORMATION AND REGISTRATION OF THE
PERSATUAN PENGGUNA SUBANG JAYA, SELANGOR ON 27/6/2009 AT 2.OO PM IN THE SUMMIT SHOPPING MALL, SUBANG JAYA.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The Consumer Association of Subang Jaya, CASJ, for the first time in
30 years, is a non-profit organisation operating at this point of time
on a shoe-string budget by volunteers, is holding A COMMUNITY EVENT on
27/6/2009 at 2.00pm in the Summit Shopping Mall, Subang Jaya, TO GET
CONSUMERS TO GATHER at the function to celebrate the successful
formation and registration of the association and, also, to a talk on
consumerism, among others.

We are expecting 200 attendees at this function. All shoppers
regardless where they come, including residents are welcome to the
event. Admission is FREE.

However, we are hopeful to achieve this target.

Our guest of honour is non-other than our very own State Assemblywoman,
y/b Hannah Yeoh and we also have with us Madam Ong Chong Swen, a
special and notable person from our community.

Attached herewith is the programme for the day.

In the meantime, we take this opportunity to invite you and your
subordinates as our guests to the function and thank you in
anticipation for sending the reporters and cameramen to cover the
event on 27/6/2009.

Yours Truly,


Lau Bing –Chairman- CASJ H/P Nos: 019-357-0680
PROGRAMME
---------------------
27/6/2009 Venue: Main Concourse Area, Summit Shopping
Mall, Summit Subang USJ, Subang Jaya

2.00 PM ARRIVAL OF GUESTS

Free Health Checks

2.30 PM MC to welcome guests and say a word of thanks to
All the Sponsors - by Treasurer and Organising
Secretary: Ms. Patricia Wee Kim Chui

2.35 PM Chairman Speech – Protocol Speech & Briefing on
CAS Objectives

2.50 PM Speech by Guest Speaker - y/b Hannah Yeoh
Subang Jaya State Assemblywoman

3.00 PM Unveiling of LOGO - y/b Hannah Yeoh
Prize Awards- Puan Ong Chong Swen, Mr. Lam &
Ms. Debbie Chung/Wivien San (Photo Sessions)

3.10 PM Speech by a Special & Notable Guest-Madam Ong
Chong Swen –Talk on Consumer Rights in Mandarin

3.20 PM Talk on Issues to Create Consumer Awareness,
Knowledge & Information – By Chairman

3.35 PM LINE DANCE DEMONSTRATIONS

3.50 PM Talk on Nutrition – By Mr. Lim Seng Guan

4.00 PM Press meeting & Self Service to F & B

RSVP: NOTE: WE NEED YOUR CONFIRMATION IN ORDER TO MAKE RESERVATIONS
FOR SEATINGS, AS SEATS ARE LIMITED. THANK YOU
Which website to sign at member. Kindly advise. Thanks.

tupai
22-06-2009, 10:07 AM
Unfortunately, CASJ is a newly setup NGO (Certificate received from ROS in either March or April 09)

CASJ has NO loose Ca$h whatsoever to operate. The very very very limited fund is coming from the committee (All-Volunteer) members, and a couple of donors. Summit Hotel is kind enough to sponsor the venue, tables & chairs and Tea break, for the modest (read as low budget, everyone can host) launch event.

The Ministry of Consumer Affairs is not paying any attention nor care about CASJ. As of now, We are but a nano-germ way way below the ministry radar.

Maybe 1 day, when we have >100,000 (hahahahah!) members, pursued enough consumerism activities, made enough positive impact to be consider a serious consumer-centric NGO, then and maybe then, will things hopefully, get better, easier and hopefully more cooperation and recognition.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, its still pushing water uphill. The committee members meet, like 2 times a month, in a low-cost ss19 mamak or at a volunteer's office. Sorry, no refreshment. We buy our own teh tarik too :D

Anyone and everyone who is a resident within MPSJ jurisdiction, is invited to come for this coming July 27, 2pm launch event.

During that day, We are encouraging people to sign up as member for a very small sum of money ( I think its Rm10.00 per year)...and in return, each member will get
- A recycled/reusable bag (confirmed) containing dunno-what goodies (not confirmed yet as its difficult to get sponsors lah)
- invites to consumerism talks
- consumerism-baby-step activities are of course, in the pipeline.
- Oh, did i mention, Tea-Time makan courtesy of Summit management.

Those who want the membership form (to be submitted during the launch day in Summit), pls PM me your fax number, and I shall try to fax to you. Dont ask me to scan and email. I am too poor to own a scanner!

If you care about consumerism, fair trade practices, malpractices (e.g. slow-burn-beta agonis-poison-in-your-food), and your consumer rights, you should join up. Help CASJ to help yourself and your children.


Yang Berkhidmat utk SJ p/time latotupai

p/s CASJ has not fund nor capability yet to set up a website (Any volunteer?)

robertec
22-06-2009, 11:13 AM
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tupai
22-06-2009, 11:21 AM
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Thanks Robert...I will bring this up to the Chairman & the committee.

You THE man!

Yang Banyak TQ2Robert latotupai
:D

AllUrban
22-06-2009, 11:46 AM
Hi Tupai

Id very much like to attend the launching but I won't be back in Malaysia until July 4.

Meantime, can you please pm or email me ... Id like to get a 1pg summary with basic info about the CASJ, goals, membership, KPI, planned projects, that kind of thing.

The info will have multiple uses - for my economics class and for other consumerism topics.

Cheers, m

tupai
22-06-2009, 03:40 PM
Hi Tupai

Id very much like to attend the launching but I won't be back in Malaysia until July 4.

Meantime, can you please pm or email me ... Id like to get a 1pg summary with basic info about the CASJ, goals, membership, KPI, planned projects, that kind of thing.

The info will have multiple uses - for my economics class and for other consumerism topics.

Cheers, m

i think there is press kit available during the launch...everything & more should be in there...I shall try to get 1 set for u lah :p

Yang Boleh sorok presskit latotupai

Sentinel
22-06-2009, 04:27 PM
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Me thought you were going to donate a building and RM100,000 as operating fund for the new association.... phew!

patrick
22-06-2009, 06:43 PM
Unfortunately, CASJ is a newly setup NGO (Certificate received from ROS in either March or April 09)

CASJ has NO loose Ca$h whatsoever to operate..............

........During that day, We are encouraging people to sign up as member for a very small sum of money ( I think its Rm10.00 per year)...and in return, each member will get
- A recycled/reusable bag (confirmed) containing dunno-what goodies (not confirmed yet as its difficult to get sponsors lah)
- invites to consumerism talks
- consumerism-baby-step activities are of course, in the pipeline.
- Oh, did i mention, Tea-Time makan courtesy of Summit management....

Yang Berkhidmat utk SJ p/time latotupai

p/s CASJ has not fund nor capability yet to set up a website (Any volunteer?)

If I remember correctly, I think that should be RM20 a year.

ftan
22-06-2009, 08:52 PM
Tupai,

You got PM. Thanks.


ftan

robertec
23-06-2009, 10:23 AM
Me thought you were going to donate a building and RM100,000 as operating fund for the new association.... phew!

No lah... when did I mention such a thing?

There is a saying in Hainan or rather Hailam

Have money, give money
Have strength, give strength
No money no strength, give Orange Water

I do not have any money or strength and neither am I willng to give Orange Water, so I just talk only.
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tupai
23-06-2009, 01:38 PM
If I remember correctly, I think that should be RM20 a year.

Yes sir...But the committee agreed that for during the CASJ Logo launch Event day, the 'offer' price is only RM10.00. A hefty 50% discount :D

And for the early birds to sign up with Rm10.00 Fee as 1st year Member will get:

- 1 recycled/reusable bag (serves as goody bag on that day)
- dunno whats inside the goody bag (as sponsors are hard to find ~ maybe nothing lah)
- Tea Break Makan sponsored by Summit Hotel
- Free Health Check
- Free Consumerism Talks, on launch day + other times lah

But the penultimate objective to to help newly born CASJ to help ourselves lah.

Yang Berkhidmat parttime utk SJ latotupai :p

chewie
23-06-2009, 01:52 PM
lato Tupai... please delete some of your pm messages.. unable to send PM to you...

tupai
23-06-2009, 02:26 PM
lato Tupai... please delete some of your pm messages.. unable to send PM to you...

DONE! sori ah! manyak PMs oooohhh... :p

Yang Banyak PM latotupai :p

PeterHng
23-06-2009, 03:15 PM
Tupai, what's the difference between CASJ and CASSA (Dr Jacob George)?

tupai
23-06-2009, 03:58 PM
Tupai, what's the difference between CASJ and CASSA (Dr Jacob George)?

Honestly, I also don't know.

But this I know - CASSA :
- suppposedly covers subang jaya & shah alam
- headed by Dr JG who lives in shah alam
- other than postings in usj.com.my...dunno what activities been done for SJ folks, if any lah.

CASJ:
- new kid on the block, headed by Mr Lau Bing and a committee of 8 all Subang jaya residents
- no money. no grant...
- Macro approach to consumerism. we cannot micro manage individual complaint and I certainly wouldn't be keen to assist in say :
- a dead cockroach in a loaf of bread!
- ah-soh short-changed 200gm by the market vege seller
- sour carton of milk complaints...

BUT I sure as fire would be keen to fight for my rights to
- eat meat without banned beta-agonis
- understand health, additives, label acts
- Medical insurance claims and the confusion around it

Big picture thingy lah :D

Yang Blur sotong latotupai

PeterHng
23-06-2009, 04:01 PM
Would be nice if CASJ's ambition is to be something like Penang's CAP. Thanks for the effort Lato' Tupai:)

I'd vote for u:D

tupai
23-06-2009, 04:32 PM
Would be nice if CASJ's ambition is to be something like Penang's CAP. Thanks for the effort Lato' Tupai:)

I'd vote for u:D

YUP! Thats how I see it too... :D

Bro, U no nid to call me lato lah..its a Horrorific and self awarded for being...
Yang BLUR sotong latotupai

AllUrban
24-06-2009, 12:42 PM
Honestly, I also don't know.

But this I know - CASSA :
- suppposedly covers subang jaya & shah alam
- headed by Dr JG who lives in shah alam
- other than postings in usj.com.my...dunno what activities been done for SJ folks, if any lah.

CASJ:
- new kid on the block, headed by Mr Lau Bing and a committee of 8 all Subang jaya residents
- no money. no grant...
- Macro approach to consumerism. we cannot micro manage individual complaint and I certainly wouldn't be keen to assist in say :
- a dead cockroach in a loaf of bread!
- ah-soh short-changed 200gm by the market vege seller
- sour carton of milk complaints...

BUT I sure as fire would be keen to fight for my rights to
- eat meat without banned beta-agonis
- understand health, additives, label acts
- Medical insurance claims and the confusion around it

Big picture thingy lah :D

Yang Blur sotong latotupaim thought that CASSA is the Consumers Association of Subang and Shah Alam. North side of the Federal Highway. CASJ would serve Subang Jaya. South Side of the Federal Highway.

North Side. South Side...and never the twain shall meet

.....except in traffic congestion along the Federal Highway.

Cheers, m

ps. m will be happy to give all his support to CASJ provided that it acts (I mean acts) in the interests of the consumer. They can start with a commentary in the SJ Echo newspaper, a blog & twitter feed where people can post complaints, and holding consumer-related events.

Do you know if they intend to work with the MDTCA? Or go it alone?

Cheers, m

bobkee
25-06-2009, 06:09 PM
Err .. how is Mdm Ong Chong Swen a very "special and notable" person in the community? Consumer activist kah?

tupai
25-06-2009, 07:21 PM
Err .. how is Mdm Ong Chong Swen a very "special and notable" person in the community? Consumer activist kah?

I dont know and I dont care! I heard she is a politician from the other camp of Hannah's. She is invited and so is Hannah. The how & Ys, I dont give a flying banana.

As far as tupaiolitics is concerned, there is no political slant to anybody; BN? PKR? BLUR? CAD? WHaTeVEr?

Dubious politicians and politikus-wannabes are to be kept out of this CASJ, lest they corrupt and pollute me, a 100% volunteer!

If any politicians wanna contribute money or sponsor some goodies, I am all for...all you can get from me is a wag of tail and a word of thanks.

Yang Berkhidmat parttime utk sj latotupai :)

bobkee
25-06-2009, 07:27 PM
Haha .. very good point. But it would be better if the various office holders of the NGOs are a bit more transparent about disclosing their other interests that might possibly be of conflict of interest. I already see some names in the newly minted CASJ that are active in individual political factions.

Nothing wrong with that, of course, just that disclosure would help us gauge what they have to say with a bit more caution than would normally be given (the same type of caution I am sure some would utilise to gauge what I say publicly in this forum).

tupai
25-06-2009, 07:47 PM
Haha .. very good point. But it would be better if the various office holders of the NGOs are a bit more transparent about disclosing their other interests that might possibly be of conflict of interest. I already see some names in the newly minted CASJ that are active in individual political factions.

Nothing wrong with that, of course, just that disclosure would help us gauge what they have to say with a bit more caution than would normally be given (the same type of caution I am sure some would utilise to gauge what I say publicly in this forum).

Bro, this is a consumer thingy lah! What politics? Or am I that naive and really Yang Blur sotong?

I have mentioned a few times in the initial meetings (when I was called upon to volunteer) that I am not for political involvement in CASJ.
So, in part context, which of "dont give a flying banana" u dont understand?
:D

The minute the committtee/or the CASJ wanna be slanted left, right, up or down, I am outta there...Like I ain't got nothing better to do.

Hell! There are ribbons of roads to ride...and life's too sweet to be wasted around people who relish chasing his own tail!

Yang Blur sotong latotupai ? :rolleyes:

tupai
25-06-2009, 08:44 PM
p/s..
i was 'advised' to come decently dressed in tie, jacket and pants! :eek: WHAT??? I garbage-bagged my CD ties and Hugo Boss suits years ago! :D

I have stopped allowing meself to be knotted & suited-up in this blimey hot (& hazy weather) after I left the corporate world! PLUS having to dress up like the lotsa conmen and politicians in suits, ain't exactly what i have in mind!

Pray tell, Whats wrong wth a hurricaneMax Tshirt and jeans? sans bandana, full face helmet and goretex riding jacket? WHAT?? AM i to be judged for what i wear? How I look? :confused: Wanna see my tats???? :D

Yang BerT-shirted latotupai :p

Carolrasiah
25-06-2009, 08:49 PM
Excuse me, what time does the function start & ends. I need to book my van as I’m coming.

tupai
25-06-2009, 09:01 PM
Excuse me, what time does the function start & ends. I need to book my van as I’m coming.

huh? another Blur Sotong in usj.com.my? U din lead, i mean read front page ah?

registration at 2pm (dont g4get to pay rm10.00)...tea bleak at 4pm...in between got health checks and health talks and also dancing girls (not the belly dancing ala Cairo lah) :p

Yang Berada disana latotupai :eek:

Sentinel
25-06-2009, 10:14 PM
Honestly, I also don't know.

But this I know - CASSA :
- suppposedly covers subang jaya & shah alam
- headed by Dr JG who lives in shah alam
- other than postings in usj.com.my...dunno what activities been done for SJ folks, if any lah.

CASJ:
- new kid on the block, headed by Mr Lau Bing and a committee of 8 all Subang jaya residents
- no money. no grant...
- Macro approach to consumerism. we cannot micro manage individual complaint and I certainly wouldn't be keen to assist in say :
- a dead cockroach in a loaf of bread!
- ah-soh short-changed 200gm by the market vege seller
- sour carton of milk complaints...

BUT I sure as fire would be keen to fight for my rights to
- eat meat without banned beta-agonis
- understand health, additives, label acts
- Medical insurance claims and the confusion around it

Big picture thingy lah :D

Yang Blur sotong latotupai
If you don't know the difference (or similiarity) between CASSA and CASJ, then what are you doing in the committee? If its an overlap of functions, its a waste of time.

If you are only into big things and not micro-manage, then you are also going to be CAP, which has a R&D lab and professionals on the advisory board.

bobkee
26-06-2009, 02:24 AM
Bro, this is a consumer thingy lah! What politics? Or am I that naive and really Yang Blur sotong?

I have mentioned a few times in the initial meetings (when I was called upon to volunteer) that I am not for political involvement in CASJ.
So, in part context, which of "dont give a flying banana" u dont understand?
:D

The minute the committtee/or the CASJ wanna be slanted left, right, up or down, I am outta there...Like I ain't got nothing better to do.

Hell! There are ribbons of roads to ride...and life's too sweet to be wasted around people who relish chasing his own tail!

Yang Blur sotong latotupai ? :rolleyes:Of course but our allegiances do colour our opinion and agendas. All I am saying is disclosure would definitely be to the benefit of the general public.

Case in point, Mdm Ong has already been publicly attacking (http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2009/6/25/nation/4189109&sec=nation) our State Assemblyperson (which is her right as a Malaysian citizen as well as a member of the Opposition party, MCA) and was given quite prominent national coverage by the newspaper owned by her party (compared this to how news in our hood is normally just covered by Metro). The same newspaper also conveniently omitted the position taken by our State Assemblyperson in opposing the same project and going public about her opposition to her own party colleague cum EXCO member of the State.

Hence my question on how Mdm Ong is "special and notable". Is it due to her position as the Kelana Jaya MCA chairperson? Her position within the governing board (or was it PTA) of Lick Hung? Her public advocacy of consumer rights? There just might be a potential conflict of interest lah :)

Carolrasiah
26-06-2009, 11:12 AM
huh? another Blur Sotong in usj.com.my? U din lead, i mean read front page ah?

registration at 2pm (dont g4get to pay rm10.00)...tea bleak at 4pm...in between got health checks and health talks and also dancing girls (not the belly dancing ala Cairo lah) :p

Yang Berada disana latotupai :eek:
Yes sir Alert Sotong & TQ :p

PeterHng
26-06-2009, 12:48 PM
Let's give CASJ a chance to serve the SJ/USJ community here. We'd see how it developed from there.

If issues of transparency cropped up we as a community should confront it.

tupai
26-06-2009, 02:59 PM
do i care, who say what or whose alliance lies where? I dont give a flying banana who attacked who. They can attack, cat fight, holler, drop hints, sue, sleep together, whatever to each other, its their choice and highlights of their lives!

oh, By Jove! i didn't pen the programme list. Neither do I even care for the sponsored food! I can buy my own!

I can merely disseminate the info in this community site, and do just that bit ...Either u want or dont want to come/participate, its no skin off my garlic nose! I ain't gonna be any poorer or richer, or fatter or thinner or faster or slower by any count! HAHAHAHAHAHAH! it simply doesn't matter lah :D

If u wanna be involved, good for u. Dont want? also good for u lah. :D

Yang Berkhidmat p/time utk Sj latotupai :D

p/s micro manage itsy bitsy complaints? PUHLISS, go to the small claims court lah! Its only Rm5.00 to fight your own ringsize brawl! And its not even a battle let alone a war!

bobkee
26-06-2009, 03:37 PM
Oh dear. Just in case you might have misinterpreted this as a personal attack, please be assured that it wasn't. I know you were just being a messenger and personally I think its a good community initiative. I was just bringing up some salient points and nagging questions in my head.

tupai
26-06-2009, 03:50 PM
Oh dear. Just in case you might have misinterpreted this as a personal attack, please be assured that it wasn't. I know you were just being a messenger and personally I think its a good community initiative. I was just bringing up some salient points and nagging questions in my head.

Then come for the launch and ask the Chairman himself...And ASK him directly with a DIRECT question...dont pussyfoot around like many people. Go for his jugular...and then we all pray, he got the right answer lah...

And u can also ask him about the descriptive words "special and notable' bestowed upon this mdm ong whatshername? Ada brani? :confused:

This episode is samo samo with the old days sultan mahmoood. His majesti poor village headman/messenger crawled to him:
"ampoon tg. Si-lanun Joko & gang dah serang kampung patik...Joko dah rompak hartaharta tg...Joko pom dah rogol ramai pempuan (yang cun aje)..ampoooon tg..'

SM (taking his long kris out): "Nak! mapus kamu! celaka kamu bawak berita buruk! Mampus kau! Nah! Nah! Nah!" *stab*stab*stab* :p \

Yang Baru kena tikam latotupai :rolleyes:

Fang Su
26-06-2009, 08:14 PM
Hell! There are ribbons of roads to ride...and life's too sweet to be wasted around people who relish chasing his own tail![/I]:rolleyes:

What an excellent outlook of life. I am all for it. I like the 'ribbons of roads to ride'. And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.

silver_bird
27-06-2009, 09:53 PM
I PM Tupai yesterday and today to confirm my friend's attendance, but receive no reply. Pls be more responsible if you wish to be a volunteer.

# Guest-of-honour was Mdm Ong Chong Swen bcos she was given the honor to give away prizes to winners of Logo competition. By Protocol, ADUN (Govt of the day) should be given that honor, more so after she'd given a small donation to CASJ.

# YB Hannah's speech was short & sweet, whereas Mdm Ong took too much of program's time.

# Too little time for too many speeches so much so @ 5.00pm Mr Lim was embarrassed to end his nutrition talk abruptly when CASJ Chairman invited the audience to tea-break.

Sentinel
27-06-2009, 09:57 PM
I PM Tupai yesterday and today to confirm my friend's attendance, but receive no reply. Pls be more responsible if you wish to be a volunteer.


Busy trying to derail the "Prudential" thread, for whatever reason(s) unknown. I couldn't even be bothered to respond to the last childish posting...

Carolrasiah
28-06-2009, 10:25 PM
Overall it was ok. What irked me was Mdm Ong Chong Swen speech. She lack professionalism. :confused:

tupai
29-06-2009, 01:50 PM
Thanks Carol, Peter and lawrence for signing up as members...The rest whom I dunno ...thanks anyway :D

The guest of honor did her sweet & short number. Thanks Hannah.

The rest of the long winded speakers?...well, they did what they did. I sure wasn't listening & neither did the majority of those seated there anyway.

A veteran & wise man advised me that day: "People signed up for various reasons. Some got personal motive. Others seriously wanna do something for their consumer rights... just take everything with a smile.." ;)

Y ah? simply bcos I told a lady that CASJ cannot and will take up individual complaint regarding her bitch about a purchase (?) she insisted on getting a CASJ contact number to fight her fight. I told her that she can take her individual 'injustice' to the small claims court, pay rm5.00 (cheaper than CASJ today only Rm10 membership)..but she said "i am busy, I got no time" :confused: ..anyway, she didn't sign up and stormed off with a big scowl! hahahahah!

She didnt care about the bigger pix of things (e.g. why spore banned msian vege are still being sold in msia? Why understanding label is important for parents? Why internationally banned drugs are still being fed to our local meat source? ~ thus we r still feeding our kids with 'poisons'? Y bias and unfair trade practices (medic insurance claims ? :p ) are not being addressed by the authorities/ministry? etcetcetc...macro issues lah)

c'est la vie

Yang Bersedia utk Hatyai Bike Week latotupai :D

p/s Oh, those who PM me? If u turned up ..good 4 u. If u didnt ? Good 4 u too...Mai Pen Rai we are all adults lah (maybe except me lah...a child who refused to grow up! and didnt reply 1 Pm... hahahahaha.. (irresponsible volunteer! pergi la Yang Biadap! HAhahahaha :D

mykern
05-07-2009, 03:34 PM
Lato Tupai Tinggi Melompat ...

Sorry mesa cudn't make it that day ... no feeling da well ..
Would you be able to serve the USJ community better if you could post the application form in this forum.
If you have already done so ... point me to the link ...

Khop Khun Khap!~

Carolrasiah
14-11-2009, 02:27 PM
Bro, this is a consumer thingy lah! What politics? Or am I that naive and really Yang Blur sotong?

I have mentioned a few times in the initial meetings (when I was called upon to volunteer) that I am not for political involvement in CASJ.
So, in part context, which of "dont give a flying banana" u dont understand?
:D

The minute the committtee/or the CASJ wanna be slanted left, right, up or down, I am outta there...Like I ain't got nothing better to do.

Hell! There are ribbons of roads to ride...and life's too sweet to be wasted around people who relish chasing his own tail!

Yang Blur sotong latotupai ? :rolleyes:
Hi tupai Blur sotong here, are u still in the consumer thing? :)

tupai
14-11-2009, 02:45 PM
Hi tupai Blur sotong here, are u still in the consumer thing? :)
hahahahah!


I aslo dunno lah. I am awaiting the next meeting to see the 'BIG' picture, if any...The I will decide my next course of action: In or Out..I mean, my next 6000km, following the northern star, ride schedule takes priority, any time!

You can call the chairman Mr Lau Bin. 0193570680... If he asked where u got his mobile? tell him, its from me. He is the Chairman, therefore he MUST be accessible to ALL and sundry! Thats volunteerism Fulltime...

Me? nano-parttime with short shelf-life :p

Yang Berkhidmat shiok sendiri aje latotupai

Carolrasiah
14-11-2009, 02:57 PM
hahahahah!


I aslo dunno lah. I am awaiting the next meeting to see the 'BIG' picture, if any...The I will decide my next course of action: In or Out..I mean, my next 6000km, following the northern star, ride schedule takes priority, any time!

You can call the chairman Mr Lau Bin. 0193570680... If he asked where u got his mobile? tell him, its from me. He is the Chairman, therefore he MUST be accessible to ALL and sundry! Thats volunteerism Fulltime...

Me? nano-parttime with short shelf-life :p

Yang Berkhidmat shiok sendiri aje latotupai
No p’lem, asking b’cos bought camera – now being oushed around thro & fro. aiya :( :) :)

tupai
14-11-2009, 03:51 PM
No p’lem, asking b’cos bought camera – now being oushed around thro & fro. aiya :( :) :)

U gotta pm...

Yang Bantu cuba sket latotupai :p

journey
14-11-2009, 07:00 PM
hi,

I signed up last year during the summit launch.

Just curious, was there an announcement or email to inform members?

Tx

PeterHng
18-01-2010, 10:48 PM
Lato' Tupai,
Any update on the activities of the SJ Consumer Assoc?

silver_bird
19-01-2010, 12:09 AM
On 27 June 2009, I signed up and paid RM20-00 for membership. Can you imagine after a period of six months, not a single news from them either via post or email. Where is the CASJ Constitution as promised? In view of the above, I summarize the Chairman & Committee Members of Consumer Association of Subang Jaya as irresponsible and not serious and transparent in running the association. Please clean your backyard first before talking about protecting consumers' right !!!

tupai
19-01-2010, 12:19 AM
On 27 June 2009, I signed up and paid RM20-00 for membership. Can you imagine after a period of six months, not a single news from them either via post or email. Where is the SJCA Constitution as promised? In view of the above, I summarize the Chairman & Committee Members of SJ Consumer Association as irresponsible and not serious and transparent in running the association !!!

I SOKONG!

As a committee member and highly probable to be Xmember soon, I too am discouraged by the lack of consumerism activities... But admittedly, I have bee too busy following the norther star to attend the recent meeting and do not know nwhat the Blur Sotong is happening.

I shall be forwarding all the most recent comments here for the Chairman and the new committee to take action, if any.

BTW, i gave RM100 as member and donor...ordinary member sumore!

Lest, you think i volunteered this for ulterior motive, I rather be following the northern star for my fun!

Yang Berkhidmat parttime latotupai


p/.s Pete, sorry about all this...I also blur sotong lah...but this 'all quiet at he front' is rather disturbing to say the least...then sumore i found out got active political party members wanna main main :eek: By Jove! I sahlt get to the bottom of this...

AllUrban
19-01-2010, 11:44 AM
I SOKONG!

As a committee member and highly probable to be Xmember soon, I too am discouraged by the lack of consumerism activities... But admittedly, I have bee too busy following the norther star to attend the recent meeting and do not know nwhat the Blur Sotong is happening.

I shall be forwarding all the most recent comments here for the Chairman and the new committee to take action, if any.

BTW, i gave RM100 as member and donor...ordinary member sumore!

Lest, you think i volunteered this for ulterior motive, I rather be following the northern star for my fun!

Yang Berkhidmat parttime latotupai


p/.s Pete, sorry about all this...I also blur sotong lah...but this 'all quiet at he front' is rather disturbing to say the least...then sumore i found out got active political party members wanna main main :eek: By Jove! I sahlt get to the bottom of this...With all that is going down on the consumer front Im surprised that there is nothing to do.

The Mystery of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives & Consumerism is now working on a product safety bill and Toy safety bill.

There is also a reduction in subsidies on bread and sugar. The ministry has clearly stated that no price increases will be tolerated at restaurants...so how about a campaign to check restaurants in SJ?

CAP is running an anti-sugar campaign...CASJ could distribute booklets & literature.

AKPK has a free book on financial literacy - that could be distributed to the local colleges, or the AKPK people could be invited for talks on financial management

SAM (Malaysian Nature Society) has regular activities related to nature

CETDEM (Centre for Technology, Development & Environment) has composting activities and educates the public on waste management and energy efficiency

TRANSIT is trying to encourage residents of the Klang Valley to use public transport.

And those are just to start.....

Cheers, m

PeterHng
19-01-2010, 02:43 PM
I SOKONG!

p/.s Pete, sorry about all this...I also blur sotong lah...but this 'all quiet at he front' is rather disturbing to say the least...then sumore i found out got active political party members wanna main main :eek: By Jove! I sahlt get to the bottom of this...

Thanks Lato'..

currymee
19-01-2010, 02:52 PM
Perhaps, the CASJ should have a sticky thread in the forum like Rajiv the Cllr, so they can keep everyone inform and we can also keep tabs.

Mat Bruce
20-01-2010, 12:40 AM
yeah,if not careful, it will only be serving the interest of a few people only..

jan tomaswaki
20-01-2010, 08:18 AM
Perhaps, the CASJ should have a sticky thread in the forum like Rajiv the Cllr, so they can keep everyone inform and we can also keep tabs.
SOKONG ! anyway has the CASJ got hold of committee,AGM,subcriptions,if not i think a lapuran polis had to be made. :mad:

zinglicious
20-01-2010, 08:36 AM
If Khir is in the commitee, there would be NFA :D

fongkimseng
21-01-2010, 09:20 PM
CASJ is still active ? or died at birth ?

zinglicious
22-01-2010, 04:53 AM
Apart from Tupai, nobody from CASJ post anything or comments in the usj.com.my/! Or is it the CASJ boikoting the forum? But even then, never heard anything since the launch. Or is it after the membership collection, they have cabut or still kelam kabut? :eek: :p :eek:

silver_bird
22-01-2010, 06:53 AM
Dear Tupai,
I'm not sure whether I'd signed-up with an illegal organisation (CASJ) because only a temporary receipt was issued at Summit City on 27/6/09.
As a Committee member of CASJ, could you kindly furnish the following :-

# Is CASJ registered with ROS. ?
# What's the official registration No. ?
# Who are the present Committee members of CASJ ?
# What's the Objective of CASJ ?
# Are the members given a copy of CASJ Constitution ?
# How do we benefit after becoming a member ?
# Why was members not updated on CASJ activity ?
# What's the official postal address of CASJ ?
# Does CASJ have a home-page ?

I plan to lodge an official complaint with ROS if I do not get a satisfactory reply.

Finally, what's the outcome of CASJ Chairman, Lau Beng's promise to reduce Assessment rate for SJ / USJ residents (SJ Echo Sept 2007)?
http://sites.google.com/site/sjecho2007/sjechonews

Thank you
Silver_bird

jan tomaswaki
22-01-2010, 07:27 AM
[QUOTE=silver_bird

# Is CASJ registered with ROS. ?
# What's the official registration No. ?
# Who are the present Committee members of CASJ ?
# What's the Objective of CASJ ?
# Are the members given a copy of CASJ Constitution ?
# How do we benefit after becoming a member ?
# Why was members not updated on CASJ activity ?
# What's the official postal address of CASJ ?
# Does CASJ have a home-page ?
I plan to lodge an official complaint with ROS if I do not get a satisfactory reply.
[/QUOTE]
I think you are 1blur sotong,as a committee you also don't know meh? :confused:No com.meeting ?Somemore want to report to ROS.Later you also kena tangkap :D

currymee
23-01-2010, 07:44 AM
So, what happens next? :confused:

CASJ still active or not? Does it need a set of pressing local consumers issues to tackle for us - to keep them busy? :D

Tried calling the Lau Bing (Chairman) hp no. never pick-up, always kena leave message :eek:

tupai
23-01-2010, 11:53 AM
call
mr Gan meng foo 0123771499
mr jensen yap 0162011089
mdm patricia wee 0162489867
mr yip kim yin 0193699819

and of course the head honcho
mr lau bin 0193570680

The peep above are dep chairman, sec, treasurer, com member ...Got some more com members but i somehow ee-lek have their numbers...

have no fear! U can tell them I gave the numbers.

WHAT is important is
DONT CALL ME... i have gone vietcong from the recent comm meeting, so i am a confirmed Blur comm member (soon to give up post...due to headache, tummy ache, blur vision, lackaplaytime from the usj.com.my forummers' jibes, jokes, jingling bells and jungle calls! HAHAHAHAHA.... :p

hahahahah... of course,CASJ is a registered body with ros lah...the short comings are lack of leadership, consumerism activities and of course, follow-up to those who paid the initial fee (RM20? or was it Rm50? with a temporary receipt + a goody bag ~ which btw i didnt get! :eek:

Activities cost money. The casj is lack of funding. And it is compounded by the com members being all working and/or holidaying Beng&Lian Public (except 1 but he is a Blur Sotong :p

Rest assure that i will gain my senses, vision and stable grounding to get to the bottom of this no-sound, no-vision, no-activity, no-nuthin' consumer body...~ to be continued....dunno when tho... :p


Yang Blur sotong biting more than can chew latotupai :D

tupai
25-01-2010, 08:09 AM
i reproduced what was sent to me last nite:
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23/1/2010



WHERE CONSUMERS SHOULD LODGE COMPLAINTS

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On behalf of THE CONSUMER ASSOCIATION SUBANG JAYA (CASJ) and as the Chairman, I would like to highlight the following clarifications of what we do and hope that it will be of help to consumers, by and large.



Exactly, we like to make our objectives clear so that consumers will know where to go, to lodge their complaints and get the kind of action they needed promptly, instead of getting someone to ask us to help settle the score.



The Aim for CASJ is to help in the dissemination and education of consumer rights and knowledge, to see that there is fair trade and fair price practices in the market through organised talks and field inspections, including running consumer safety and awareness programmes - let alone, taking consumer complaints on a one to one basis or from groups is not in our agenda for now.



In fact, there are many different government and non government organisations and agencies around Petaling Jaya and Kuala Lumpur where consumers can go to, to get help.



Thus, we better leave it to them, to avoid duplication of works, less not to cause any inconveniences to consumers as well.



Here are just a few GOs, NGOs and Agencies where consumers can get help. Should they need to know the full address and telephone numbers, they can call Telecoms for assistance.



1. Channel Commercial Complaints to: The Consumer Claims Tribunal



2. Channel Housing Complaints to: The Housing Tribunal



3. Channel Banking and Insurance Problems to: The Financial Mediation Bureau



· For all matters related to Government Issues Channel to: The Government Public Complaint Bureau



· For non-government related matters Channel Complaints to: The Public Complaints Bureau (PCB), Telephone Nos. 03-8888-7777 or to Website at: www.pcb.gov.my The Director-general is Datuk Dr. Tam Weng Wah.



· For (CVLB) matters concerning Commercial Vehicles Licensing Boards Channel Complaints to: aduan-lpkp@mecd.gov.my or to email addresss at: www.mecd.gov.my Also, to call Fax Nos. 03-8880-5621, Tel Nos. 03-8880-5872, 03-8880-5531, 03-8880-5883, 03-8880-5540, if necessary.



· For Claims Not More Than RM25,000 you can lodge Complaints to : The Tribunal for Consumer Claims to email address at: tribunal@kpdnhep.gov.my



· For Other Problems Channel your Complaints to: The National Consumer Complaints Centre (NCCC) at No. 1C, Bangunan SKPPK, Jalan SS9A/17, Petaling Jaya. Telephone Nos. 03-7877900 or email to: nccc@nccc.org.my

OPTIONALLY, Consumers may report grouses, grievances related to Purchasing Goods and Services by Email to: e-duan@kpdnhep.gov.my or to Hotline Nos. 1-800-886-800 or SMS to 3255.

And, if you want to know the Daily Low Prices of some essential food items sold nationwide, you can log-in to: www.smartconsumer.com.my

Lastly but not the least, consumers can also seek help from their local elected State Assemblyman for solutions.

For your information, the Domestic Trade & Consumer Affairs Minister is YB Dato Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob and the Deputy is Dato Tan Lian Hoe. They can be contacted at: Pejabat Menetri, Aras 13 (Menara) No. 13, 62623, Putrajaya.



However, we have brought up at a CASJ meeting on 13/1/2010 an item that will take us to a hypermarket in Subang Jaya, to carry out a spot check together with the shop manager to highlight the need to understand what was printed on the validity labels for foodstuffs, after the Chinese New Year.
And, thereafter, another spot check on food labels, will take place in April.
Well, at the end of the day, by showing the way, “How you can be a Smart and Wise Consumer” the Merchants and shopkeepers will, then, have to change their attitude and start selling their goods and services at Fair Prices, as well as sticking to Fair Trade Practices.

LAU BING – CHAIRMAN, CONSUMER ASSOCIATION SUBANG JAYA (CASJ)

CASJ MEETING HELD ON 13/1/2010 AT SYED BISTRO, SUBANG JAYA AT 8.30 PM

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Attendance:

Patricia Wee,

Noorita

Yip Kim Yin

Gan Meng Foo

Lau Bing

Absentees:

Jansen Yap

Keith Khoo

AGENDA:
TO ADOPT THE MINUTES OF LAST MEETING

TO FIX DATELINES FOR JOBS ETC

TO PRESENT 2009 ACCOUNTS BEFORE 31/1/2010

TO REPORT ON ALL O/S MATTERS AND PLANS

TO FIND OUT WHEN SHOULD WE HOLD OUR NEXT AGM IN 2010 OR 2011

TO CONDUCT SPOT CHECKS ON FOOD LABELS IN A SELECTED HYPERMARKET IN SUBANG JAYA WITH EITHER Y/B HANNAH YEOH OR MADAM ONG TOGETHER WITH A FEW REPORTERS FROM THE PRESS AND SJECHO TO HIGHLIGHT THE NEED TO KNOW WHEN A FOOD ITEM OR PRODUCT IS PRODUCED, SOLD AND WILL EXPIRE, IN ORDER TO DETERMINE THE FRESHNESS AND QUALITY OF THE FOOD – HOPEFULLY, AFTER THE CHINESE NEW YEAR – TO GAIN SOME PUBLIC EXPOSURE FOR CASJ

QUESTIONS:

IS THE VALIDITY DATE TOO LONG, OR RATHER RIDICULOUS OR NOT PRACTICAL

OR, IS IT TOO SHORT OR NEARING TO EXPIRY

WHAT ABOUT HYPERMARKETS SEEN SELLING CANNED FOODS IN DENTED CONDITIONS



SOME VALIDITY DATES CAN’T BE TRUSTED FOR EXAMPLE WALNUTS BISCUITS AND FOR PLAIN WALNUTS

TO HAND OUT NAME TAGS TO COMMITTEE MEMBERS BY LATEST THE 31/1/2010

TO START USING LETTERHEADS FOR ALL CORRESPONDENCE BEFORE END JANUARY, 2010.

(OK HELD BY SECRETARY)

TO SEND OUT APPROVAL LETTERS TO MEMBERS BY 22/1/2010

TO GET CASJ APPLICATION FORMS READY BEFORE THE CHINESE NEW YEAR – IF WE HAVE TO PAY FOR IT, GO AHEAD
(OK WITH SECRETARY)
TO LEAVE A FEW APPLICATION FORMS IN Y/B HANNAH YEOH’S AND MADAM ONG’S OFFICE ASAP

TO GET 2 STANDING BUNTINGS MADE FOR RECRUITMENT OF NEW MEMBERS BY 1/3/2010

TO ASK SECRETARY TO PRESENT ANY QUERY FROM ROS FOR OUR REPLY AND COMMUNICATIONS

OTHER MATTERS:

1. NOORITA REPORTED HAVING SEEN RATS RUNNING ON CANNED FOODSTUFFS AND ALSO ON TOP OF SHELVES ON FEW OCASSIONS IN ONE OF THE HYPERMARKETS IN SUBANG JAYA
2. MR. GAN HAD ATTENDED
A CONSUMER TO SOLVE SOME PROBLEMS BY DIRECTING WHERE AND HOW TO SETTLE THE PROBLEM
MEMBERS AT THIS MEETING HAVE AGREED TO HOLD AN APPRECIATION DINNER TO CELEBRATE CASJ 1ST ANNIVERSARY
Dinner on 6/1/2010
DATE AND PLACE FOR NEXT MEETING: SUNDAY, 7/2/2010
MEETING CLOSED 10.05PM


======ooooo=======
So, those who had paid up the Rm10.00 or was it Rm20 last year will get their membership approved etcetcetc...

BUT get this, any1 who thinks that CASJ will look into a complaint of the piece of dung in a newly bought loaf of bread, is having wishful thinking!
Or like the lady with a bitch on being shortchanged 200gm of vege.


Yang Ber-retiring soon latotupai


:)

currymee
25-01-2010, 08:31 AM
Looks like GETTING DISCUSSED ABOUT (usually not good publicity) in usj.com.my forum is a very good way of keeping the NGOs and agencies on their toes and some buttocks off the chairs :D

Quote:
The Aim for CASJ is to help in the dissemination and education of consumer rights and knowledge, to see that there is fair trade and fair price practices in the market through organised talks and field inspections, including running consumer safety and awareness programmes - let alone, taking consumer complaints on a one to one basis or from groups is not in our agenda for now.

I though CAP is already DOING ONE OF THE BEST JOB in this area (except visiting hypermarkets) :rolleyes: - isn't this duplication that CASJ so badly wants to avoid by highlighting all other agencies - might as well give CAP number and contact and close shop ???? :p

Quote:
TO CONDUCT SPOT CHECKS ON FOOD LABELS IN A SELECTED HYPERMARKET IN SUBANG JAYA WITH EITHER Y/B HANNAH YEOH OR MADAM ONG TOGETHER WITH A FEW REPORTERS FROM THE PRESS AND SJECHO TO HIGHLIGHT THE NEED TO KNOW WHEN A FOOD ITEM OR PRODUCT IS PRODUCED, SOLD AND WILL EXPIRE, IN ORDER TO DETERMINE THE FRESHNESS AND QUALITY OF THE FOOD – HOPEFULLY, AFTER THE CHINESE NEW YEAR – TO GAIN SOME PUBLIC EXPOSURE FOR CASJ

HELLO !! We, the citizens of SJ/USJ, we check NOT ONLY EXPIRY (that is already given practice like 10 year ago - way behind time CASJ) but also MSG, Sodium, perservatives etc etc etc - we have MOVED AHEAD liow :p ..... more likely to be a PUBLICITY STUNT for someone trying to coddle up to the POLITICIANS of both sides - aiya worse kind of psuedo-politicians, both sides also want !!!!

If really want to go to HYPERMARKETS and get photo snaps with YB and wanna-be YB and check for freshness, go CHECK the UNLABELED FRESH VEGES, FISH, CHICKENS etc etc .... the tin cans and processed food, we are way ahead of you !!!!

tupai
25-01-2010, 09:00 AM
currymee...since u r rather advance in consumer knowledge, u wanna volunteer? U can go places u know..with politicians and wannabes and in-yr-face-kinda peep too :p Not a job (even partime) for thin-skinned, gold-in-duh-mouth kinda peep...

Some1 brought up the subject that a certain inter'l chain of hyper is selling 'rotten' chicken and 'funny' fishes...and that a local 100% bolehlander chain is even worst...

Me think, these outlets should be the target for CASJ...to go gatling gunning for the root then to rifle-shoot a single case. yes? no?

Yang Berusaha utk sendiri latotupai :D

zinglicious
25-01-2010, 09:04 AM
There are ways and means to recuit members. Putting a bunting is one of them. And doing the job and highlighting the works of consumerism is another. Unless and until CASJ can be profilic in it, nodoby is gonna to sign up as member. If Planet Hollywood cannot even survive with its Hollywood mega stars like Arnold, Jacky and Rocky. it is gonna to hasta la vista.

currymee
25-01-2010, 09:10 AM
currymee...since u r rather advance in consumer knowledge, u wanna volunteer? U can go places u know..with politicians and wannabes and in-yr-face-kinda peep too :p Not a job (even partime) for thin-skinned, gold-in-duh-mouth kinda peep...

Tupai, you just PUT ME OFF by mentioning politicians etc etc ....

As for volunteering IF CASJ is SINCERE in their consumers efforts, no problem ... if it is a joker's idea of trying to ingrate him/herself with politicians, NO THANK YOU !! That's why I want to see what they are up to or plan to do to start with .... right now, sorry to say, sikit-sikit ask or bawa YB or wanna-be YB this, aiya, not a good sign/portend !!!! :mad:

AllUrban
25-01-2010, 11:44 AM
I though CAP is already DOING ONE OF THE BEST JOB in this area (except visiting hypermarkets) :rolleyes: - isn't this duplication that CASJ so badly wants to avoid by highlighting all other agencies - might as well give CAP number and contact and close shop ???? :p
!!!!How about asking the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives & Consumerism for lots of free stuff...they have tons of brochures at the building in Putrajaya as well as material for other campaigns.

At my last meeting there I got:

1 poster showing the sugar content of various foods & drinks, in Malay, Chinese & Tamil
1 poster showing the health effects of sugar, written in Malay, Chinese & Tamil
1 set of bookmarks focusing on the same health effects, written in the languages above
1 car sticker showing all the health effects of sugar
4 copies of books about the dangers of sugar, 1 in English, 1 in Tamil, 1 in Chinese, 1 in Malay

All of these items were sponsored by the Consumer's Association of Penang and given to us in a Ministry shopping bag.

My suggestion to CASJ is this:

*Ask for all these free items and set up a mini consumer library at an office somewhere;
*Ask for money from the guys from MalaCcA;
*Ask for money from the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives & Consumerism. Let m know if you need an introduction;
*Set up a consumerism blog ;
*A sticky post on CASJ, much like Rajiv is doing for his work as a councillor.

Cheers, m

tupai
25-01-2010, 11:57 AM
Tupai, you just PUT ME OFF by mentioning politicians etc etc ... right now, sorry to say, sikit-sikit ask or bawa YB or wanna-be YB this, aiya, not a good sign/portend !!!! :mad:

hahahah...its doesnt bother me 1bit who i put off or otherwise. To each his own lah. I am Yang Blur to notice anything, or any1 i put off or otherwise... :D But i digress.

Seriously, Y dont u contact the Chairman, Mr Lau Bin and see what you can do. Maybe even give him an earful? Maybe some peep got other motives leh to make friend/fiend with politikus/wannabes also...? maybe the media will only come leh? I dunno lah. Too busy riding to LOS and Too Blur to care...I volunteered for my personal reasons...You can too.
Sincere or otherwise? I do, or dont? the confined public judge lah...the results? I dont give a flying banana...hahahah.

Mr Canada, U got great ideas. Will put forth to the Comm at nxt mtg...but meanwhile back at the ranch, where do the CASJ store the leaflets/POSM at? Certainly the chairman will stay an affirmative 'No' to his house as a storeroom! hahahahah! my house? Can..tunggu lah... CASJ got no money, no grant, no this , no that...heck! wanna do banner also susah. AHHAHAHA...rome was built in 1day meh??

Any1 wanna be a guest to the next Comm Meeting/ I dunno when yet...but i shall find out. Ada Brani? :confused:

Yang Blur sotong Volunteer latotupai

zinglicious
25-01-2010, 12:00 PM
Anyone going there? I wanna to get free stuffs like posters on sugar and salt.
Dont mind to highlight it in my shop as I have been hightlighting CAP booklets of fats and salt in my shop.
Mana ada kedai makan berani post CAP - How much salt is hidden and shown a tummy man with hamburger shape? :D :cool: :D
BTW, I dont even do a membership drive to collect fees. And if you are lucky, you might see some politicians hanging out here ,too. Collect your authograph at your own perils.
Sumore, I have had been posting regulary on healthy dining in the cari makan by providing links with international sites and also the digusting practice of the shrewd hypermarket pratices of cheating on the pricing as advertised, dented milk products, greenish chicken and meats being sold whenever I got the chance.

Sentinel
25-01-2010, 12:22 PM
Hmmm the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs do dish out big sums in annual grants to registered consumer bodies... is CASJ on the list?

If you guys know how much the Persatuan Pengguna-Pengguna Islam Malaysia (PPIM) gets in annual grants from the ministry, you will do a double, no, a triple-flip...

tupai
25-01-2010, 12:31 PM
[SIZE=3][FONT=Arial Narrow]Hmmm the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs do dish out big sums in annual grants to registered consumer bodies... is CASJ on the list?
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not that i know off...methink, they will only approve the grant afetr a few yrs of operations...fair deal, i'd say.

Else, i also wanna set up a NGO for bikers only....

WOW! A CA4MM ~ the possibility simply opens up! WOW! I can really imagine now! WOW! I can see clearly now, the smoke is gone!

Yang Bercitacita tinggi latotupai :D

tupai
25-01-2010, 02:23 PM
25/1/2009



To : All Recipients,



From: Lau Bing, Chairman, Consumer Association Subang Jaya (CASJ),

c/o No. 2A, Jalan USJ4/6B, 47600 Subang Jaya.

Mobile Phone Nos. 019-357-0680



Dear All,



This is a way to disseminate information and education to the consumers - you too are a consumer.



WATCHOUT ON YOUR SUGAR INTAKE!

(ALL ABOUT SUGAR AND MSG)

----------------------------------------------------



FIRSTLY, it is a natural impulse to have the urge to eat sweet things when you see them.



Secondly, more-often than not, people would say that it's a temptation, but, the fact is most people love sweet stuffs than something bitter, sour or spicy, especially those with sweet tooth.



In the food business, bakers, confectioners and cooks all tend to use artificial sweeteners than the real stuff, Sugar, for personal reasons and beliefs that what they cook up will taste better.



Here are just a few artificial sweeteners which different people would use to enhance the sweet taste and texture of foods and cakes they come up with.



The following brands of sugar substitutes are given herein only for information and, so, it is not an endorsement that it's safe for consumption on a regular basis and in large proportions or whatsoever it translate in your mind.



Ace Sulfame K, also known as Ace K, is 200 times sweeter than sugar. This sweetener has an extremely long shelf-life and so is used for cooking.



Aspartame or when it is also referred to as Phenylalanine is 200 times sweeter than sugar. It's not recommended for baking because it can lose its flavour after being exposed to heat too long. It's commonly marketed under different Brands of artificial sweeteners such as; NutraSweet, Equal, NutraTaste and Sugar Twin.



Cyclamate is used by weight-watchers. It's great for baking and cooking and it is about 10 times sweeter than sugar.



Saccharine, this is a familiar name in homes and has been in use more than a hundred years. It's about 300-500 times sweeter than table sugar.



Sucralose is what's contained in Splenda Brand sweeteners. Because it measures the same as sugar, it is more convenient for baking than other sugar substitutes. Otherwise, it is 600 times sweeter than natural sugar.



Neotame is the newest sugar substitute approved by FDA. It's about 8,000 times sweeter than sugar. So, Neotame unlike many other artificial sugars is heat stable and so is ideal for cooking and baking.



Needless to say, they all have NO FOOD VALUE. It tricks your body to think that it is eating something sweet.



Exactly, sugar is sugar regardless it’s natural or artificial because if consumed in excess or over the safe limit permissible per day, then it is health hazardous. And, harmful toxic side effects can occur gradually, it can be immediate for some users or acute for other people.



The most critical of all is death



That means, the Diet drink you used to drink all these while is equally damaging to health.



Apparently, the recommended daily intake of table or natural sugar of an Adult is about 3 to 6 teaspoons. Anything more will put someone’s health at risk – like getting diabetes.



By the way, do you know that there are more than 92 different health risks associated with the consumption of artificial sweetener, Aspartame?



Well, here are just a few of them, for your information: Palpitations, Tachycardia, Shortness of Breath, Recent experiences of High Blood Pressure, Eye, Ear, Neurologic, Chest, Gastrointestinal, Skin and Allergies, Endocrine and Metabolic.



Others like avoiding of burning sensations during Urination, Excessive thirst, Fluid Retention, Leg Swelling and Bloating. And, there are some people suffering from irreversible brain damage, Birth Defects, Indigestion, Retardation, Peptic Ulcers, severe depression, aggressive behavioral, suicidal tendency.



So, now you know that sugar (natural or artificial) has many damaging effects to our health.



Yes! It suppresses your immunity. So, it will impair your defense against infection.



It has been widely advocated as something connected with the development of cancer of the breasts, rectum, ovaries, prostate, pancreas, biliary tract, lungs, gallbladder and stomach.



It is the cause for the reduction in insulin leading to diabetes, including arthritis, asthma and multiple sclerosis.



As well as weakening the eyesight – that causes cataracts and nearsightedness.



What you know? It also causes premature aging of the skin – through the loss of tissue elasticity and other functions of the skin.



Worst of all, it heightens the risks of getting Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases due to an increase in brain waves that alters the mind’s ability to think clearly.



Sugar also is the culprit for drowsiness and depression.



It’s said to be the primary cause of irregular bowel moments – and for increasing water retention.



Your saliva too will become acidic, and tooth decay and periodontal disease will soon set in.



Yes! We don’t really need to take that much sugar. A little bit will do. In fact, the Rakyat should try to wean off Sugar and its dependencies, starting now. Thus, with reduced demand for sugar, the price of sugar will drop. So, you play your part and I played mine, together we shall soon see the spiraling or domino effects.



Apparently, there is yet another common food additive, known as, MSG, Monosodium Glutamate, widely used by cooks in Chinese restaurants Worldwide, especially in the East, as a flavour enhancer to provide the savory taste of the dishes/foods.



MSG is used in many foodstuffs particularly processed foods including canned foods. It is also found in Stock (stock cubes), condiments (barbecue sauce and salad dressings), frozen foodstuffs, dried prepared foods and “junk foods” such as flavoured potato chips, as well in seasoning mixtures.



Generally, MSG is safe for most people when “eaten at customary levels” or taken in moderation but there are people who are MSG intolerant.



Here are some short-term reactions to MSG or known as MSG symptom complex: Headache, sometimes referred to as MSG headache, Flushing, Sweating, Sense of facial pressure or tightness, numbness, tingling or burning in or around the mouth, Rapid fluttering heartbeats (Palpitations), Chest pain, Shortness of breath, Nausea and Weakness.



All these symptoms are usually mild and do not require treatment. However, there are some people reporting experiencing severe reactions. They should avoid foods containing MSG.



However, FDA requires that “Monosodium Glutamate” be listed on the food label or on the menu in restaurant, to give customers the choice to dine in the establishment or go somewhere else to eat.



Somehow, people who eats more MSG, weighs more. And, besides, if MSG wasn’t harmful, it wouldn’t be hidden on food labels.



And, FDA also says it’s illegal to claim no MSG in a product or food if it contains Glutamate Acid because MSG places Humans at risk.



THERE YOU GO! EVERYBODY SHOULD START CUTTING DOWN ON SUGAR INTAKE AS WELL AS TO WATCHOUT FOR MSG, let alone, both are used as food enhancers more so for sweetening purposes.



The bottom line is you don't have to give up 100% on sugar. But, the least we can do is to start, to cut down on our daily sugar intake immediately, (if we all want) to stay healthy and away from diabetes and other related diseases, as we age.



At the end of the day, if the Rakyat (People) succeed in doing this, (cutting down on sugar intake) then, the price of sugar should come down.



LAU BING – CHAIRMAN, CASJ

AllUrban
25-01-2010, 05:16 PM
25/1/2009



To : All Recipients,



From: Lau Bing, Chairman, Consumer Association Subang Jaya (CASJ),

c/o No. 2A, Jalan USJ4/6B, 47600 Subang Jaya.

Mobile Phone Nos. 019-357-0680



Dear All,



This is a way to disseminate information and education to the consumers - you too are a consumer.



WATCHOUT ON YOUR SUGAR INTAKE!

(ALL ABOUT SUGAR AND MSG)

----------------------------------------------------

FIRSTLY, it is a natural impulse to have the urge to eat sweet things when you see them. m - cannot argue with that

Secondly, more-often than not, people would say that it's a temptation, but, the fact is most people love sweet stuffs than something bitter, sour or spicy, especially those with sweet tooth.

In the food business, bakers, confectioners and cooks all tend to use artificial sweeteners than the real stuff, Sugar, for personal reasons and beliefs that what they cook up will taste better. er...proof????And why has the topic suddenly shifted from sugar to artificial sweetners???[/B]

Here are just a few artificial sweeteners which different people would use to enhance the sweet taste and texture of foods and cakes they come up with.

The following brands of sugar substitutes are given herein only for information and, so, it is not an endorsement that it's safe for consumption on a regular basis and in large proportions or whatsoever it translate in your mind.

Ace Sulfame K, also known as Ace K, is 200 times sweeter than sugar. This sweetener has an extremely long shelf-life and so is used for cooking.

Aspartame or when it is also referred to as Phenylalanine is 200 times sweeter than sugar. It's not recommended for baking because it can lose its flavour after being exposed to heat too long. It's commonly marketed under different Brands of artificial sweeteners such as; NutraSweet, Equal, NutraTaste and Sugar Twin.

Cyclamate is used by weight-watchers. It's great for baking and cooking and it is about 10 times sweeter than sugar.

Saccharine, this is a familiar name in homes and has been in use more than a hundred years. It's about 300-500 times sweeter than table sugar.

Sucralose is what's contained in Splenda Brand sweeteners. Because it measures the same as sugar, it is more convenient for baking than other sugar substitutes. Otherwise, it is 600 times sweeter than natural sugar.

Neotame is the newest sugar substitute approved by FDA. It's about 8,000 times sweeter than sugar. So, Neotame unlike many other artificial sugars is heat stable and so is ideal for cooking and baking.

Needless to say, they all have NO FOOD VALUE. It tricks your body to think that it is eating something sweet. [B]err...sugar cannot. artificial sugar also cannot?

Exactly, sugar is sugar regardless it’s natural or artificial because if consumed in excess or over the safe limit permissible per day, then it is health hazardous. And, harmful toxic side effects can occur gradually, it can be immediate for some users or acute for other people.

The most critical of all is death

That means, the Diet drink you used to drink all these while is equally damaging to health. err...proof?

Apparently, the recommended daily intake of table or natural sugar of an Adult is about 3 to 6 teaspoons. Anything more will put someone’s health at risk – like getting diabetes.

By the way, do you know that there are more than 92 different health risks associated with the consumption of artificial sweetener, Aspartame?

Well, here are just a few of them, for your information: Palpitations, Tachycardia, Shortness of Breath, Recent experiences of High Blood Pressure, Eye, Ear, Neurologic, Chest, Gastrointestinal, Skin and Allergies, Endocrine and Metabolic. err...proof?

Others like avoiding of burning sensations during Urination, Excessive thirst, Fluid Retention, Leg Swelling and Bloating. And, there are some people suffering from irreversible brain damage, Birth Defects, Indigestion, Retardation, Peptic Ulcers, severe depression, aggressive behavioral, suicidal tendency. err...proof?

So, now you know that sugar (natural or artificial) has many damaging effects to our health.

Yes! It suppresses your immunity. So, it will impair your defense against infection.err...where did that come from? And where is the proof?

It has been widely advocated as something connected with the development of cancer of the breasts, rectum, ovaries, prostate, pancreas, biliary tract, lungs, gallbladder and stomach. err...proof?

It is the cause for the reduction in insulin leading to diabetes, including arthritis, asthma and multiple sclerosis.

As well as weakening the eyesight – that causes cataracts and nearsightedness.

What you know? It also causes premature aging of the skin – through the loss of tissue elasticity and other functions of the skin

Worst of all, it heightens the risks of getting Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases due to an increase in brain waves that alters the mind’s ability to think clearly.

Sugar also is the culprit for drowsiness and depression. and hyperactivity too, it is said...err...proof?

It’s said to be the primary cause of irregular bowel moments – and for increasing water retention.

Your saliva too will become acidic, and tooth decay and periodontal disease will soon set in.err...proof?Too much bread will do the same thing

Yes! We don’t really need to take that much sugar. A little bit will do. In fact, the Rakyat should try to wean off Sugar and its dependencies, starting now. Thus, with reduced demand for sugar, the price of sugar will drop. So, you play your part and I played mine, together we shall soon see the spiraling or domino effects. err...how?

Apparently, there is yet another common food additive, known as, MSG, Monosodium Glutamate, widely used by cooks in Chinese restaurants Worldwide, especially in the East, as a flavour enhancer to provide the savory taste of the dishes/foods. err...apparently? So maybe it is used and maybe not? Where got proof? and I thought the article was about sugar??

MSG is used in many foodstuffs particularly processed foods including canned foods. It is also found in Stock (stock cubes), condiments (barbecue sauce and salad dressings), frozen foodstuffs, dried prepared foods and “junk foods” such as flavoured potato chips, as well in seasoning mixtures.

Generally, MSG is safe for most people when “eaten at customary levels” or taken in moderation but there are people who are MSG intolerant. err...proof?

Here are some short-term reactions to MSG or known as MSG symptom complex: Headache, sometimes referred to as MSG headache, Flushing, Sweating, Sense of facial pressure or tightness, numbness, tingling or burning in or around the mouth, Rapid fluttering heartbeats (Palpitations), Chest pain, Shortness of breath, Nausea and Weakness. err...proof?

All these symptoms are usually mild and do not require treatment. However, there are some people reporting experiencing severe reactions. They should avoid foods containing MSG.

However, FDA requires that “Monosodium Glutamate” be listed on the food label or on the menu in restaurant, to give customers the choice to dine in the establishment or go somewhere else to eat. err...proof?

Somehow, people who eats more MSG, weighs more. And, besides, if MSG wasn’t harmful, it wouldn’t be hidden on food labels. err...proof?

And, FDA also says it’s illegal to claim no MSG in a product or food if it contains Glutamate Acid because MSG places Humans at risk. err...proof?

THERE YOU GO! EVERYBODY SHOULD START CUTTING DOWN ON SUGAR INTAKE AS WELL AS TO WATCHOUT FOR MSG, let alone, both are used as food enhancers more so for sweetening purposes.

The bottom line is you don't have to give up 100% on sugar. But, the least we can do is to start, to cut down on our daily sugar intake immediately, (if we all want) to stay healthy and away from diabetes and other related diseases, as we age.

At the end of the day, if the Rakyat (People) succeed in doing this, (cutting down on sugar intake) then, the price of sugar should come down. err...proof?

LAU BING – CHAIRMAN, CASJTupai, can you please tell Mr Lau Bing that he has to provide sources for the 'opinions,' facts and statistics included in the 'letter' above.

CASJ cannot play-play when writing in public. It has to be a credible organization and acknowledging sources is very important. So is writing concisely and not making use of hearsay to further an argument.

Im not trying to whack CASJ here...just have to point out that things have to be done the right way. They cannot become CAP overnight...and probably shouldnt try.

Cheers, m

tupai
25-01-2010, 05:35 PM
m, u tell him...

Lau Bing (ca.sj.usj@gmail.com)

Yang Berchickening latotupai

p/s while at it, also tell Lau Bing not to play play with Sj residents...all very educated and cannot be led by a nose ring, if any! hhaahhaha! :D

zinglicious
25-01-2010, 05:48 PM
Well, they can be zinglicious or zerolicious. but I have to agree with all urban.
If it is just a personal opinon, it does matter what you put in the web or forum. Even me would just highlight the info while posting the links. And usually I try to choose the credible links per say.
What CAP did was credible , if not incredible because you can find them paste the real image of Maggi mee for MSG and Coca Cola for aspartame, all backed with facts and figures. Even an image of hamburger tummy was on the CAP booklet on Obesity.
That is why I have had supported CAP directly or indirectly buy purchasing booklets and resell them at no profit. Sumore, post them in my menu and rerstaurant premise. (just hopefully they wont sued me for copyright infringement ) :D :eek: :D

Anyway, if there should be a credible organisation to be on par with CAP, it would be USJ as there are many individuals who could contribute it and make it a success. We have the pool of professionals and retirees from international companies who can share thier experiences or expertise. For a betterment of good health and wealth, there are many willing to contribute more than just 20 ringgits and meaningful efforts to make it a success.
To advertise for membership drive is a non sensical consumerism effort especially for a start up like CASJ, though I might be wrong and get crucified for real advertising value.

But my restaurant seems to get better until I got to work with a cement nail wound in my foot. And in fact, all these functions were from those customers since last year and being referred to one other. It is both whoa - for no adver - and yeow for working under the painful condition. :confused: :D :confused:

kwchang
25-01-2010, 11:53 PM
I have changed the title of this thread from " INVITATION - SJ CONSUMER ASSOC Official Launch " to just simply "SJ CONSUMER ASSOC"

I hope you guys see how important it is to avoid putting traps in the title. Obviously, this thread no longer deals with any invitation to an official launch.

AllUrban
27-01-2010, 10:53 AM
Plans from the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives & Consumerism for 2010, as indicated by the Minister himself

1) Introduce new Competition Act;
2) Amend 5 Acts related to consumers;
3) Introduce Toys/Child Products Safety Act
4) Continue with 'Buy Malaysia' campaign;
5) Introduce Consumer Clubs at schools & IPTs;
6) Celebrate International Consumer Day;
7) Change National Consumer Day to National Consumer Month;
8) Increase financial education awareness campaigns;
9) Continue and Expand Smart Consumer Campaign
10) Continue with "Reduce sugar" campaign
11) Continue targeted enforcement of Consumer Acts

there are a few others as well....related to Consumer Economics, Consumer Education, and rural distribution & pricing.

My suggestion was that the school consumer clubs & local consumer associations should work together to sponsor consumerism activities. Older students can also volunteer and help by acting as price monitors.

Cheers, m

ps. just so you all know, the petrol price subsidy mechanism is not finalized yet.

zinglicious
29-01-2010, 12:58 AM
You mean we can depend on the govt on consumerism activities and pledges?
Even sugar reduction campaign is not really working as it was not on full efforts and red alerts.
Even the campaign on hygiene premises has come to the naught, zero, nada, when comes to real thing as with the mushroom of stalls by the road side. Even the Star hightlighted the situation, particularly the stalls like at Bandar Sri Damansara, where make shift toilet with newspaper,and dunno how the plates are cleaned and running competition of rat race.
It is only when outbreak of salmonella or whatever thypoid fever arise from this, only we start to do some cosmetic media cleansing by the authorities.
No, I beg your pardon, but the basic consumerism is been ignored which is safe and hygiene foods before we can even go about educating healthy food consumption .BTW, if the international hypermarket can get away with inccurate pricing and weight cheat by thier per pack of +- 1kg of carrot, what consumerism activities by the govt are we talking about? Lastly, what are the govt role and check on the quality of perisable like chicken, meat and fish at the hypermarkets instead of jsut some pasar malam? Moreover, I dont think it is right to serve cooking food at pasar malam anyway with all srts of pollutants. :rolleyes: :p :rolleyes: