When I first met her last week, she reminded me of my dear late grandmother. She did not say much but wore a worried frown on her face (see photo). Tonight, I received news that she had passed away just...
I was glad to see the Malaysiakini interview with Toh Kin Woon and sorry to hear that he is retiring from politics soon. I would say Toh, the Gerakan vice-chairman and Penang state exco member, is the most principled politician...
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...
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...
People in the new Penang now feel more empowered in the struggle for justice 4.30pm - The world is watching civil society in Malaysia, which is blossoming and acting as real agents of change. "I'm enthralled by the response of...
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jmSch5GU24&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0] Penang Chief Minister Guan Eng makes several points: The crisis was created under the previous BN administration; The Buah Pala villagers should distinguish between their friends and those responsible for their predicament; The Penang government has to act according to the...
Those travelling for the first time to Sarawak might be shocked to discover the poor condition of roads, even in urban areas. And if you venture further away from the cities and towns, you might find folks without proper...
Some 2,000 Orang Asli have protested today in Putrajaya while 12,000 have signed a memorandum. It's all to do with the government's proposed Orang Asli land policy, which one analyst has decribed as a recipe for planned poverty. Check out...
Just back from the dinner to celebrate Aliran's 30th anniversary - and being so close to the 50th anniversary of Merdeka and 44th anniversary of Malaysia, there was much cause for reflection. But so different from the official Merdeka celebrations....
Indigenous protesters confront International Hydropower Association executive director Richard Taylor during an IHA conference in Kuching. The protesters are opposing plans for the construction of more mega dams in Sarawak.

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