After I highlighted Ric Francis' and Dr Choong Sim Poey's letters to the press on the Penang Hill Railway issue, a reader, Garth Johnson, sent in this comment: I was very interested to read this. The railway was designed by...
A group of farmers facing eviction, accompanied by Sungai Siput MP Dr Jeyakumar Devaraj and political activists, was arrested this afternoon when they tried to make an appointment to see the Perak MB after eight memos over the last...
Two nights ago, they smashed the edges of the Democracy Tree plaque. Kinta Kid now informs me that the plaque has been vandalised again. This time they poured road tar or black paint on the inscription on the plaque, so...
Video footage of the anti-Lynas' base camp being sealed. The protesters have since reportedly put up tents after the authorities closed down access to their post. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfG1ctOdCiY?rel=0&w=600&h=450] Indeed, the Stop Lynas campaign does not appear to be letting...
Some details about the deal involving the 20 Pykett Avenue building, whose demolition over the weekend caught the MPPP by surprise. In December 2009, the Mah Sing board announced to Bursa Malaysia that its subsidiary Klassik Tropika had entered...
The federal government reimburses the Sarawak power supply corporation about RM1.4 million a month so that about 70,000 households in Sarawak can enjoy free power supply, reports the Borneo Post. Sounds good? Let's take a closer look at Sarawak Energy Bhd,...
This could be a tourist draw. An alley that is always dark, what more at dusk. Except that residents of the older flats facing the new condo blocks that tower over them are not impressed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64IEpxvl56Y What does this say about...
While there has been much ado about a subject close to the hearts of Penangites (i.e. whether foreign cooks should be allowed to cook at hawker stalls licensed to locals), it has diverted attention away from the big issue...
The floods in Penang last night created a lot of hardship and frustration. Let's take a look at some of the root causes of the recurrent floods in Penang: Concrete jungle development increases surface run-off Hill cutting and hill-slope development Indiscriminate development...
Remember how 8 March 2008 was seen as a watershed of sorts and people were said to be feeling more empowered after that? Now's the real test. The Penang Local Plan will soon be put on public display for...

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