‘Noise will be an issue’: Penang elevated highways will pass near...

"Noise and vibration from traffic movement" will be an issue for residents living in a string of apartment blocks, according to the environmental impact...

After Penang landslide, RAs call for stronger hill protection

A landslide in Paya Terubong has left residents in jitters and highlights the need to safeguard our hills and steep hill slopes from property...

Anwar, Mahathir, Wan Azizah menerajui barisan pimpinan Pakatan Harapan

So Anwar will be de facto leader, Mahathir the chairman and Wan Azizah the president of the coalition. Who could have imagined. But the...

What you don’t know about the proposed three major roads in...

So many people in Penang are not even aware of the environmental implications of the proposed three highways in Penang. So how can they...

What happened to the ‘case of the century’?

The Penang state government had said this would the "case of the century for planning law" in Malaysia but then the MBPP changed its...

Debacle over privatisation of Penang port

This is a media statement just released by Aliran: Here’s another example of how privatisation has not benefited the people. In 2014, Penang Port Sdn...

Photo of the day: The Doctor’s rehabilitation continues

Who would have imagined. Mahathir and Siti Hasmah with Anwar's daughter Nurul Izzah. Under the translucent light , in the...

Mahathir backs Anwar for PM: Rehabilitating the Doctor

In a remarkable turn of events, Mahathir has told the Guardian that he would have "no objection" to Anwar becoming prime minister. He also said...

Butterworth Art Walk revitalises back alley, draws in the crowds

While all attention is focused on the street art on Penang Island, Butterworth has quietly been stepping up its own street art scene with...

Penang over the years: Over 300 vintage images

It was quite a different world back then. Have all the changes made been for the better? Nostalgic Penang-Large Collection of Vintage Photographs (F)http://www.authorstream.com/player.swf?fb=0&nb=1&ct=5&rl=0&ap=0&pl=as&p=2022755_635227276650095000&fi=1 In...

Is Penang really greener?

Dr Lim Mah Hui discusses the recent controversy over whether Penang is really greener these days - or otherwise: Has Penang become greener? The...

The world’s safest airlines for 2017

The plane that "shook like a washing machine" has unnerved some air passengers. ABC reports that yesterday's apparent engine failure "adds another chapter to AirAsia's...

Photos of historic interfaith walk, breaking of fast in Penang

People of other faiths joined in solidarity with Muslims who were breaking their fast at the historical Acheen Street Mosque in Penang last night....

Is the level of violence in a country linked to inequality?

This is an interesting area which should be explored. Check out the graph above published by the Equality Trust, UK. According to the Equality Trust: The...

DOJ’s eye-popping revelations on 1MDB stun Malaysians

Social media is absolutely buzzing in Malaysia this morning following the latest US Justice Department's revelations into the 1MDB probe. It is all simply staggering...

Five Malaysian entries in the ‘Top 50 World Street Food Masters’...

Malaysia has five entries in the Top 50, two of which are from Penang. But before we get all puffed up, Singapore has 14...

Not enough for RapidPenang to maintain existing skeleton ferry service

Prasarana must quickly increase the number of ferries in operation after the disastrous experience under the privatised Penang Port Sdn Bhd. This is one the...

A real alternative: Jeremy Corbyn’s strong showing has lessons for Pakatan

Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour party has confounded sceptics, even in the so-called British liberal media, by putting up a strong showing in the UK general...

New tourism tax from 1 August 2017

Another tax! A new 'tourism tax' ranging from RM2.50 to RM20 per room per night will be imposed on all hotels, budget hotel and...

From globalisation to planetisation: Towards greater consciousness

Here in Malaysia, there is a sense that it is hard to move forward because we seem to be held back by the heavy...