A landslide near Halaman Bukit Gambir 1 after heavy rain toppled a 20-metre stretch of retaining wall and a section of fencing put up by a property developer. This is the area in question: [googlemaps https://maps.google.com.my/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=halaman+bukit+gambir&aq=&sll=5.358691,100.292548&sspn=0.006014,0.010568&t=h&gl=my&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Halaman+Bukit+Gambir,+11700+Gelugor,+Pulau+Pinang&ll=5.358627,100.293546&spn=0.009614,0.012853&z=16&output=embed&w=600&h=450] You can see a...
A property development project near the Pulau Tikus market has left some nearby residents upset. They are worried about congestion around the market and they want to see the Traffic Impact Assessment report. http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=109615 S H Tan reports...
Just heard from Abdul Razak Abdul Hamid, the chairman of MTUC Penang, that some 1,800 workers turned up for the MTUC picket near the Prai Industrial Estate, adding their voices to the call for a RM900 minimum wage and...
One of Asia's richest men, Li Ka-Shing, has been selling off his business empire's China assets as the property bubble in that nation appears to have popped. Li now appears to be focusing on Europe. Here are links to a...
The final round of negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, which could have far-reaching implicatoins for the various economies in the pact, is due to be held on 20 August in Brunei. And yet, very little is known about...
The International Monetary Fund's World Economic Outlook report for 2009 is just out here. It projects the Malaysian economy to contract by 3.5 per cent in 2009 (compared to -2.8 per cent for the US and -1.3 per cent for...
New malls, shopping complexes and condo projects could turn Penang Island into a concrete jungle before long. Take a peek at what the future holds for us. Tan Seng Hai gives us a glimpse of what is in store...
Reports say that Petronas has terminated production sharing contracts in two blocks as the areas are "no longer a part of Malaysia". See a Reuters report here and an Edge report here. Murphy Oil was informed by Petronas that the...
Power demand is dropping as the economic slowdown creeps up on us, but TNB is being forced to pay more in capacity charges to IPPs and take over the laying of the Bakun undersea cables (to transmit even more...
Residents of Bukit Gasing have launched an online petition after a developer was allowed to file an assessment for damages against 103 residents who had filed an unsuccessful judicial review of a project to build 68 luxury homes on...

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