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Pas in dreamland?

So Pas wants to contest in 100 seats, with the goal of winning 40 seats. Pas secretary general Takiyuddin Hassan says the party has...

Has Pakatan done enough to persuade rural voters to ditch Umno?

Most people realise that the only way Pakatan Harapan can reach Putrajaya is if there is a swing among rural voters - and voters...

Make climate change the basis for Penang Structure Plan review

It seems that Penangites these days feel jittery every time it threatens to rain. Will there be floods and landslides this time, they wonder...

Beer fest ban a stark contrast to free beers during 2013...

I was puzzled to read about the ban on the Better Beer Festival in KL next month, which has now become world news just...

Pulau Jerejak, Sungai Buloh leprosy centre in joint proposal for Unesco...

The National Heritage Department (JWN) is understood to have proposed to the Penang state government that Pulau Jerejak be included with the National Leprosy...

Pertimbangkan semula projek jalan berkembar persisir pantai utara Pulau Pinang

This statement has just been released by Penang Forum. It is especially relevant in the light of the widespread floods in Penang today, some...

Penang floods: Stop further hill and tree cutting and over development

The worst flood to hit Penang in recent years - and climate change means worse is yet to come. This statement by a couple...

Penang floods: The price of out-of-control, irresponsible development

Penangites woke up this morning to a deluge of images of flash floods around the state which will surely haunt those who have approved...

So Najib wants to help the US$19tn US economy with Malaysian...

It is ludicrous to hear that Prime Minister Najib Razak wants to pump more Malaysian money into US infrastructure and Boeing planes to boost...

Trump-Najib meeting: What’s in it for Malaysia?

Let's look at some of the key points that surfaced: Malaysia committed to buy 33 Boeing planes and probably 25 more in a US$10-20bn...

Najib has Trump meeting – but dignified Siti Hasmah could be...

While her spouse Dr Mahathir Mohamad was no stranger to controversy and criticism during his 22 years in power, Siti Hasmah Mohamad Ali herself...

Lembah Permai-Seri Tanjung Pinang viaduct not in paired road EIA, says...

Such a viaduct is bound to have serious implications both socially and environmentally, which should also have been considered in the assessment, says the...

Singapore firm’s prospectus reveals string of George Town properties it has...

A prospectus by Singapore's World Class Global Ltd reveals just how many George Town shoplots and other properties it has snapped up. The prospectus reveals...

No justification for RM1bn ‘North Coast Paired Road’ just to save...

The Tanjung Bungah Residents Association has released the following statement: The Tanjung Bungah Residents’ Association (TBRA),which represents residents in the Tanjung Bungah area, appeals to...

Fashion apparel firm proposes to take up 13% stake in Penang...

This is getting a bit bizarre. Fashion apparel firm Voir Holdings Bhd has proposed to take up a 13.2 per cent stake in Penang...

Zainal Abidin’s timely reminder amidst Sea Games, Merdeka euphoria

Update: A couple of hours after this blog post was put up, Youtube blocked the video of the Zainal Abidin performance last night because...

Penang Hills Watch highlights 12 hill-clearings in second report to state...

This media statement has just been released by Penang Forum. A dozen more hill-clearing cases have been reported. The Penang Hills Watch (PHW) initiative of...

The next general election: Why 2017 is not the same as...

In a blog post today, Ong Kian Meng has responded to a blog post by Salleh Said Keruak, who had argued that the breakway...

Startling figures for Johor property sales to foreigners, unsold homes

Ong Kian Ming of Penang Institute has revealed eyebrow-raising figures for Johor property sales to foreigners and unsold homes in projects undertaken by developers...

Our addiction to growth and tech fixes spells doom

I read this thought-provoking article the other day, which confirmed my gut feeling about the source of our environmental problems. The source of our...