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Property magnates are profiting from a spate of lucrative land reclamation projects around the country - but in Penang, a body representing the concerns of fisherfolk are concerned about the effects of land reclamation, pollution, siltation and erosion in...
Fishermen in Bagan Ajam in northern Butterworth are experiencing tough times as their catch has dwindled in recent years. As a result, Bagan Ajam Fishermen unit head Mazlan Abdul claims the fishemen's incomes have dropped substantially. He says their...
No letting up: Some 3,000 Makkal Sakthi and Hindraf supporters call for release of ISA detainees For one moment, it looked as if the general election campaign was not yet over. The orange shirts were back in numbers. A similar...
The descendants of settlers from Kwangchow have been waiting a dozen years for the compensation they were promised after they were forced to vacate their family homes along Jalan Raja Uda in Butterworth to make way for a major...
Why are 800 residents in eight villages in Balai Ringin, about 100 km from Kuching, living in fear of thugs? The villagers around Melikin and Karangan Melikin believe the thugs are linked to illegal logging outfits that have encroached...
http://www.youtube.com/v/61loXnS85yg&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0 "Please help us": Some of the villagers who are not sure what to do next - Photo by Anil Netto Villagers in a dozen households next to the St Francis Xavier's Church face uncertainty after receiving three letters over the...
A memorial vigil for Mey Sichan, a Cambodian domestic worker found starved to death, was harassed by a few hecklers at Speakers' Square in Penang yesterday evening. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVNQOmT6-w4?rel=0&w=470&h=269] [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doa4wldQfkI?rel=0&w=470&h=269] Her employers are being charged with murder. This is...
A protest song against the 2014 World Cup by Edu Krieger is going viral. It highlights the inequality among Brazilians and the lack of desperately needed public infrastructure such as inadequate public schools, public hospitals, public transport and affordable...
Sime Darby is reported to have incurred an estimated cost over-run of RM1.7 billion on a Bakun Dam contract worth RM1.8 billion. It is understood the government has agreed to reimburse Sime around RM0.7 billion, leaving the firm to...
More than 200 indigenous people from across the nation converged at KLCC two days ago to hold a protest against the Baram Dam and other mega dams in Sarawak. They are concerned that the dams will degrade rivers, affect...

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