And so Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi launches the masterplan for Patrick Lim's RM25 billion Penang Global City Centre project on 12 Sept. They say a picture paints a thousand words. Have a look at these graphics visualising the PGCC, which...
The developers of the RM25 billion Penang Global City Centre (PGCC) project have been telling us how green and carbon-free their project is going to be. But what they didn't tell us is they actually wanted to cram in...
It's a RM25 billion whopper: about 33 tower blocks, each over 40 storeys high on the land being used by the Penang Turf Club. Imagine that! And it looks like two different meetings on the Penang Global City Centre (PGCC)...
Timber firms are set to receive millions of ringgit in soft loans from the government under a "reforestation" programme. In this article for IPS, I discussed two questions: Why should profitable timber firms receive soft loans, which in effect...
Not making much headway with the Penang-based NGOs, the Fox Communication/Equine people have now trained their sights on the Jesselton Residents Association, neighbouring the Turf Club. The latest I hear is that this meeting will be held on...
This is no rumour. I was reading an article by Raja Petra of Malaysia Today about Abdullah Badawi, Patrick Lim and rumours that someone had forwarded to me - when suddenly, the phone rang. It was a guy, Tajudin, from...
So just as my public relations guru (PR Guru) friend predicted, the spin is out for the Penang Global City Centre (PGCC) project on that sprawling green lung (and prime land) that used to be the Penang Turf Club. The...
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....
You know that whole official fuss about the Negara ku rap video clip? Well, my theory is that the official uproar was aimed at diverting attention and public disquiet away from several issues such as the rising cost of living,...
Just watching the 50th Merdeka celebrations on TV and I can't help but notice how top BN politicians are dominating the proceedings. The 8tv talk show hosts are singing the praises of the PM. Samy and Ong Ka Ting are...

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