Update (29 January 2014): It is confirmed that this new structure at the corner of the Formal Garden is for new toilets to replace the old toilets located nearby, which are apparently in bad shape and will be demolished....
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,...
Hope for the future: The next generation celebrates an Anwar and Reformasi victory in a kampong in Penanti earlier this eveningSend in your "citizen journalist" eye-witness reports from Permatang Pauh as it goes to the polls. Others share with...
What will it take to convince us that tackling climate change (aggravated by deforestation) should be a national priority in the coming year?Last year was notable for the number of environmental crises that struck us.1. The unusual and...
Of late, there has been talk that the Penang Botanic Garden should follow in the footsteps of its Singapore counterpart and apply for Unesco world heritage status.We shouldn't embarrass ourselves when the Penang Botanic Garden still hasn't sorted...
Hopefully, the Penang state government will put in place a large public park and other free recreational spaces, vegetable farms and fruit orchards for food security, and planned sustainable transport infrastructure, including bicycle lanes and top quality pedestrian networks...
Another three days to go for the public display of the detailed EIA for Seri Tanjung Pinang Phase 2 to end. Himanshu Bhatt is gripped by a sense of deja vu in recalling the EIA process for Phase 1,...
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...
The Seri Tanjung Pinang Phase 2 EIA report is on public display at Level 4 of Komtar until 21 February - but response to view the three volumes has been poor.http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=140556The process appears to be just going through...
A few concerned Penangites who visited the sPICE exhibtion at Pisa aimed at eliciting public feedback came away disappointed.One of them said, "(To say) I am disappointed with the display is an understatement. In fact, it is pathetic and...

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