Two major news stories in Penang. Story number one: The raid on a M Mall, a shopping complex run by MBI International, yesterday hit the headlines. Officers from the police, Bank Negara, the Companies Commission and the Ministry of Domestic Trade,...
This news will cause some anxiety: MBI International Sdn Bhd and Mface International Sdn Bhd, large entities heavily involved in Penang and elsewhere, have been finally included in Bank Negara's latest list of 302 "known companies and websites which...
Local Plans, properly done with genuine public participation, are so important in ensuring proper planning and sustainable development of a kind that most people would be comfortable with. Problems arise without a gazetted local plan, which stipulates in some...
Phase 2 is the RM4.5bn Light City, which will cover 33 acres of reclaimed land out of the 152-acre Light Waterfront Penang project. The developer is IJM Perennial Development Sdn Bhd, a joint venture between IJM Corp Bhd and...
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...
Someone has cleared a trail that is 10-12 feet wide along the northeastern coast of Penang. //embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js Part of the trail, plotted using GPS on the map below, is close to 400 metres long. But it appears to extend further north...
In these tough times, many have "invested" their hard-earned money in dubious get-rich-quick 'money games' or pyramid schemes, which probably carry high risks for those coming in at the tail end of the "game". From casual conversations, you can...
The other day, The Edge business weekly (10-16 April 2017) carried a frontpage report stating that E & O was in talks to sell Straits Quay Mall, which it described as a "seven-year-old loss-making freehold property". (How it got...
This photo was sent to me a couple of days ago showing the outline of the massive land reclamation taking shape off Gurney Drive (131 acres) and in the distance, the first phase (253 acres) of a 760-acre artificial...
The first phase of a 760-acre island, mainly for the well heeled, is emerging off the northeast coast of Penang Island - part of the Seri Tanjung Pinang Phase 2 reclamation. Smack in the middle of where the Tanjung...

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