A delegation from Putrajaya is planning a two-day study trip to Singapore next month to learn more about tree-planting. Huh? Read this Malaysian Insider report. A blog reader visited Singapore earlier this month and snapped a few pictures. Surprisingly, I noticed that...
Update on the floods: Kuching flood background here. Background to the role of the Kuching Barrage here. Note that many people dispute the effectiveness of the barrage, calling it a useless project. CM Taib Mahmud did not make any statement on the...
The much criticised Penang Botanic Garden arches, one of which is tilting, are to come down, the Tourism Minister announced today. Apparently the decision was made after another survey in USM revealed that 71 per cent of 1,225 respondents surveyed...
Who is going to take over the 2400MW Bakun Dam baby? Initially supposed to have been completed in December 2008, it is now only expected to begin producing 300MW in three months. Let's look at some figures gleaned...
In the biggest such operation by the Seberang Perai Municipal Council (MPSP), four construction sites on mainland Penang were issued stop-work orders on 2 April for not complying with drainage requirements. These sites had partly contributed to flash...
Most people agree that Penang needs transformation - but the question is what kind of transformation? While there has been some positive developments, some serious challenges remain: the inability of real wages to cope with the rising cost of...
A satellite image of the Carrefour project site, which lies at the lower-half of the green patch in the middle. The school juts into the green, immediately above the project site. Residents fear that the narrow road on the...
Despite a host of concerns and objections raised by civil society groups and fisherfolk in the state, the Penang State Planning Committee has "endorsed" E & O's controversial masterplan for Phase 2 of the Seri Tanjung Pinang land reclamation...
Live coverage of the tsunami alert for Hawaii. http://www.ustream.tv/flash/live/1/3184136 Live coverage of rescue operations after the 8.8 earthquake in Chile http://www.ustream.tv/flash/live/1/522594 0213: Blog readers Kent and Silvia Sharrar comment at 12.25am (Malaysian time): "We are Ewa Beach residents in Acapulco (at the...
It is not some greenie expressing concern about where the nuclear energy industry is going to store its radioactive waste. No, it's the Wall Street Journal that is worried. The WSJ reported: The majority of the country's (US') waste —...

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