A barren desert.Photo by Camie and Gowri, courtesy of Crying Voices
The crude oil price has dipped below US$50/barrel. Similarly the prices of other commodities have plunged. Steel prices, for instance, have crashed from $1,200/ton in June to below $300 - and it is likely to fall even further with...
Yesterday, I wrote "Penang boleh!"I spoke too soon. It should be "Penang" tak boleh! Apparently, any group, publication or event that wants to use "Penang" in its name must now get approval from the state government?What???"People should know that...
The speedy train ride up Penang Hill is not to everyone's liking, especially those who want to savour the natural surroundings on the way up.This letter was published in a local newspaper: HAVING read about the new and better...
I've just heard from a reliable source that a PR firm, Fox Communication, is going around meeting NGO representatives to find out their views on the Penang Global City Centre project. The project is located on that vast plot...
A record number of Malaysians - 10,755 - have pledged to go meatless tomorrow (25 November) to mark International Meatless Day - Animal Rights Day. There is still time for more pledges to reach the organisers; so let's give...

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