The state government has issued a flurry of requests for proposals to develop certain sites - but would this mean surrendering to the whims of high-end developers and pandering to the life-style of the moneyed class? [googlemaps https://maps.google.com.my/maps?q=bayan+mutiara&oe=utf-8&client=firefox&ie=UTF8&hl=en&hq=&hnear=Bayan+Mutiara,+Bayan+Lepas,+Penang&ll=5.349419,100.319939&spn=0.032046,0.042915&z=14&output=embed&w=500&h=375] Requests for proposals...
Some 70 people staged a noisy protest outside the Penang State Assembly at about 11.00am. They were protesting about the Komtar traders' complaints and the state' government's acquisition of land in Balik Pulau.  Some in the group of placard-bearing protesters...
Another omen for Taib Mahmud: pictured below is a dried up stretch of river below the Bakun Dam. This picture was published in the front page of a local Chinese daily in Sarawak. [googlemaps https://maps.google.com.my/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=bakun+dam&daddr=&geocode=FSUPKgAd0HbMBilVkzxlWIEcMjHagwqmzper3A&hl=en&mra=ls&sll=2.811371,114.208374&sspn=2.616853,4.938354&ie=UTF8&t=h&ll=3.699819,113.774414&spn=3.836487,5.493164&z=7&output=embed&w=500&h=350] Another photo can be found at...
Sarawak Chief Minister Taib Mahmud says that the interests of natives would be protected in all future dam projects. Can they believe that after the bitter experience of Bakun and Batang Ai? According to the Borneo Post, Taib said he was...
The results of a competition to come up with the best urban renewal design for the congested and run-down Rifle Range area in Penang will be revealed on 4 November. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToKn9WC75jk&hl=en_US&feature=player_embedded&version=3] Rifle Range is one of the state's oldest...