It had rained the day before, so some of us were concerned that our little expedition would be washed out. But as it turned out, the downpour the previous day and the clouds above made it a comfortably cool...
The Penang state government claims no hill slope projects above 250 feet have been approved since 2008. If so, it needs to clarify this list of 56 project approvals that were provided to the state assembly some time ago...
If you want to contribute to the flood relief effort, please check out this initiative by this multi-ethnic, multi-religious civil society coalition.
The Tanjung Bunga Residents’ Association (TBRA) is once again calling for the state to halt all short-sighted and patchy urban planning that continues to cause more flooded homes, uprooted trees, and power cuts, making travel inconvenient. TBRA wants the...
Where did all that mud come from? Guest writer tunglang shares his weekend with us: The howling started around 10pm on Saturday. The sliding glass-door panes were vibrating to the unearthly howling of angry winds, as if some unseen entities...
The Consumers’ Association of Penang and Sahabat Alam Malaysia are very distressed by the tragedy that has taken place yesterday and early morning today in Penang.   The floods, landslides and the disruption of people's lives are even much worse than...
These are Google Earth images over the last four years, which GIS expert Dr Kam Suan Pheng of Penang Forum downloaded and commented on. This is what the site looked like four years ago. Notice a building on the site: ...
Penang Hills Watch, an initiative of Penang Forum, has submitted three reports to the Penang state government containing a total of 56 cases of hill clearing. The first report, submitted to the state government in January 2017, contained 29...
Representatives from all parties turned up for Penang Forum 8, which was attended by over 200 people. While media attention was focused on who among the Aduns and MPs turned up and who didn't, the real highlight was the...
How will Najib narrow the fiscal deficit ahead of the general election while dishing out the 'goodies' especially to rural voters? What about allocations for healthcare, low-income housing and universities?

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