Marina was able to visit RPK on his birthday in Kamunting on Saturday, 27 September. Interesting that part of RPK's rehabilitation (or is it punishment?!) involves reading the NST! :) Here is another touching account of their encounter: Happy 58th Birthday,...
What happens when you put a group of youths in a room over the weekend, with plenty of coffee, and ask them to come up with an article ready for publication? Not just on any topic but on issues...
The Bayan Baru Residents Association has asked the state government/MPPP to put themselves in the shoes of the residents over the Spice project. Apart from the agreement itself, the MPPP should make public the Spice business plan to prove...
This is Pak Samad's latest poem, this time taking on an environmental theme. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Lp9GNT128E&feature=player_embedded He read it out at the New Year's Eve anti-Lynas protest outside the rare earth refinery in Gebeng. Some one thousand protesters had gathered for...
Activists in Japan had warned about the risks posed by the country's nuclear power plants - and they are now calling for more information on the ground and a larger evacuation zone. This interview from Democracy Now a couple...
Another company is proposing a solution for Penang's transportation problems. This time it's the Aerobus, which glides on overhead tracks. Apparently the system is being proposed for areas outside the heritage zone in George Town. The company behind it is Aerobus...
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http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=2264755&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1 http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=2263465&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1 Videos courtesy of Sivin Kit, who was at the vigil last night. He says, "After reading the rules for the gathering, I realised by lighting the candle I was in fact breaking the rule as I spoke. But then...
Now this is why the Penang state government should not go ahead with its plan to install CCTV cameras in crime-prone areas. The only people to benefit will be the camera and equipment suppliers. The UK has the most CCTV...
This is a piece I wrote for Asia Times about Media Prima's intention to plunge into the Internet in a big way, ostensibly to diversify its revenue base and tap into on-line advertising revenue. Telekom Malaysia is spending billions...

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