I am not sure I understand the logic behind the rationale given (see report below) for the rezoning of Botak Hill (from hill land to low density housing) by the State Planning Committee. Can anyone help me understand? Apparently,...
Rather than banning all hill-slope development, the developer-friendly Penang state government wants to emulate Hong Kong in monitoring hill-slopes and it has set up an expert panel. In Hong Kong, those who flout regulations end up in jail. This could be...
Not making much headway with the Penang-based NGOs, the Fox Communication/Equine people have now trained their sights on the Jesselton Residents Association, neighbouring the Turf Club. The latest I hear is that this meeting will be held on...
Najib says the Malaysian economy is out of the woods and we are poised to do better this year. From what you see around you, do you agree? A bunch of bananas in Penang is now RM1 more expensive, char...
A second explosion has struck the Fukushima nuclear plant, raising fresh fears of emissions of radioactive gas. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiFbp4c03WA?rel=0&w=480&h=390] Such radioactive releases could last months, according to The New York Times: As the scale of Japan’s nuclear crisis begins to come...
This photo was taken this morning after about four hours of intermittent rain. The developer has built retaining walls, but what about proper drainage for surface run-off during a heavy downpour and internal ground water? Anyway you can see below...
Are Malaysia's nuclear power plans on hold - or are they quietly proceeding behind the scenes according to a scheduled timeline that could see the first plant commissioned in 2021? According to an NST report dated 18 October, Energy...
The signs are there that climate change has surpassed worst-case scenarios scientists predicted just two years ago, reveals The Climate Change Science Compendium 2009, a UN report released on 24 September. The report, released on 24 September, analysed 400 scientific...
I notice press reports mentioning the DAP's three promises should Pakatan take over Putrajaya: RM1,000 annually for senior citizens Free nationwide wifi Abolition of the postal summons (saman ekor) Shouldn't a progressive electoral platform highlight the following: the stamping out of corruption and...
Update: According to Forbes, Mokhzani was the 15th richest Malaysian as of February 2013, with a net worth of US$980m (RM3.2bn). "Mahathir Mokhzani reaped 43% gain in wealth after his Kencana Petroleum merged with Shahril and Shahriman Shamsuddin's (No....

KEEP IN TOUCH

2,756FansLike
7,685FollowersFollow
38SubscribersSubscribe