Raub Australian Gold Mining Sdn Bhd has started gold mining in Bukit Koman near Raub, raising concern among neighbouring communities about health risks. But who exactly owns RAGM?[googlemaps https://maps.google.com.my/maps?f=q&source=embed&hl=en&geocode=&q=Bukit+Koman+Raub,+Pahang&sll=3.146022,101.706834&sspn=0.009491,0.01929&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Bukit+Koman,+Raub,+Pahang&ll=3.817668,101.851501&spn=1.027667,1.370544&z=9&iwloc=A&output=embed&w=500&h=375]This is from the Peninsular Gold Ltd website: Peninsular Gold Limited,...
Barely a week after Penang Forum 8's Dialogue on Floods, prolonged heavy rain is lashing the state, inundating several streets.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-SHfaFMs10The freakish winds are so strong that one resident in a high-rise tower said her apartment was swamped with...
Ever since the fatal landslide and the floods in Penang, I have received or seen photos from about half a dozen concerned Penangites.For some reason, many of our newspapers and media portals have not shown us most of these...
Some purported "facts" are being circulated about the Tanjung Bungah project.Here's an alternative look at five critical issues:Was it really flat land before work started? We were told that "the project involved slopes with a gradient of...
It is becoming increasingly difficult for the fisherfolk of Tanjung Tokong to go out fishing, thanks to the 760-acre land reclamation and property development project off Tanjung Tokong and the 130-acre reclamation project along Gurney Drive for another property...
In this era of climate change, I was alarmed to hear that up to three dozen big trees could be removed along Jalan Masjid Negeri ("Green" Lane) to make way for another car lane. (Update: Apparently, 16 trees could...
Kuantan-born Phua Kai Lit, a public health professor, shares with us why Lynas Corp should not be granted an extension to its temporary operating licence for its rare earth refinery in Gebeng (full article below):http://static.polldaddy.com/p/8233764.js Should Lynas be given a...
Gurney Drive, a major landmark in Penang, will be significantly changed with the Seri Tanjung Pinang Phase 2 project undertaken by E & O.http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=124984This morning I attended the public consultation attended by a few hundred people at the Straits...
Another massive land reclamation project has received approval in principle from the Penang state government. This time it is Eastern and Oriental (E&O) Bhd's plan to reclaim an additional 740 acres in Tanjong Tokong under Phase 2 of the...
Dr Lim Mah Hui discusses the recent controversy over whether Penang is really greener these days - or otherwise:Has Penang become greener? The antagonists in this last week’s controversy involve not only the usual players – the Pakatan-led...

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