The Tanjung Bunga Residents’ Association (TBRA) is once again calling for the state to halt all short-sighted and patchy urban planning that continues to cause more flooded homes, uprooted trees, and power cuts, making travel inconvenient.TBRA wants the...
Where did all that mud come from?Guest writer tunglang shares his weekend with us:The howling started around 10pm on Saturday. The sliding glass-door panes were vibrating to the unearthly howling of angry winds, as if some unseen entities...
The Consumers’ Association of Penang and Sahabat Alam Malaysia are very distressed by the tragedy that has taken place yesterday and early morning today in Penang.  The floods, landslides and the disruption of people's lives are even much worse than...
These are Google Earth images over the last four years, which GIS expert Dr Kam Suan Pheng of Penang Forum downloaded and commented on.This is what the site looked like four years ago. Notice a building on the site:...
Penang Hills Watch, an initiative of Penang Forum, has submitted three reports to the Penang state government containing a total of 56 cases of hill clearing.The first report, submitted to the state government in January 2017, contained 29...
Representatives from all parties turned up for Penang Forum 8, which was attended by over 200 people.While media attention was focused on who among the Aduns and MPs turned up and who didn't, the real highlight was the...
How will Najib narrow the fiscal deficit ahead of the general election while dishing out the 'goodies' especially to rural voters? What about allocations for healthcare, low-income housing and universities?
The over-riding plan governing development in Penang is the Penang Structure Plan. Gazetted in 2007, it should be legally enforceable.That, in my mind, should be the main reference point.Of course, there was a dispute over the Structure Plan...
The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP), Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) and the Tanjung Bungah Residents Association (TBRA) are shocked to learn that the Penang state government and the Penang Island City Council have chosen to ignore the objection of...
This is the BFM interview with me on the Tanjung Bungah landslide traged ythat was aired at 8.30am today across the Klang Valley. See what you make of it.There's a lot more I could have said, but it...

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