Still on the topic of the proliferation of malls, blog reader L sent in this reflection: When it comes to the free market, too many malls or not or whether they will flourish or become an eyesore in the...
Blog reader Sam Gopal has this to say: Anil, You have been advocating strongly for a STRONG and WORLD CLASS public transport system. At this very time you are asking the Government to lower petrol prices. Lowering petrol prices will only...
This statement by a group of Seri Tanjung Pinang residents hammers home the point as to why land and property development-for-infrastructure swap deals are a bad idea. Such deals compromise the development regulatory process by presenting the land reclamation or...
The MTUC resumes its nation-wide picketing calling for a minimum wage at 5 pm today. I dropped by to check out the demo in Prai during the last picket on 25 June 2007. The turnout - a vocal crowd...
As you may be aware, Tricubes Bhd has been selected for the RM50m "1Malaysia email" service. But who owns Tricubes? Let's take a look at their Annual Report for 2010: As you can see, apart from CEO Khairul Zainal Mokhtar's...
George Town could be turned into a 'green and walkable city' under a draft blueprint now open for public scrutiny. The blueprint incorporates a pedestrian network masterplan for a waterfront promenade, new park areas, streetscape and backlane enhancements,...
Although approval-in-principal has been given pending a formal agreement, there is scant information about the developer's plans for the land on which the existing RMAF base is sited if the base is indeed moved. According to TSR Capital's website,...
The community of social science scholars and public intellectuals in Malaysia and Malaysianists are once again shocked and grieved, this time to hear of the untimely death of Khoo Khay Jin, a brilliant social scientist, a leading public intellectual...
Blog visitor Michael Maguire suggests that there are some hidden welfare beneficiaries in our midst. The ‘out of sight out of mind’ attitude (regarding waste disposal) prevalent among many small, medium and large contractors as well as the...
From zero to hero: Many thanks to blog visitor zero for uploading the Seri Tanjung Pinang Phase 2 Detailed EIA soft copy files to a torrent site so that the rest of us can download them more easily. (Click...

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