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Who is responsible for Taib Mahmud's worst nightmare? Clare Rewcastle Brown, sister-in-law of Gordon Brown, and Peter John Jaban aka 'Papa Orang Utan', the grandson of a Dayak headhunter, are the driving force behind the mysterious Radio Free...
Japan is battling to avoid a wider nuclear catastrophe after fresh explosions today at the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant may have damaged the suppression (pressure control) chamber in reactor no 2. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6MMIlqvRx4?rel=0&w=480&h=390] [googlemaps https://maps.google.com.my/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=fukushima+nuclear+plant&aq=&sll=37.760723,140.473356&sspn=0.541753,1.234589&g=fukushima&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Fukushima+I+Nuclear+Power+Plant&ll=24.846565,122.34375&spn=54.128812,84.375&z=3&iwloc=A&output=embed&w=480&h=350] Green Action of Japan reports: Status of...
An MPPP councillor has urged his fellow councillors to think about what sort of development they want for Penang. Dr Lim Mah Hui, an Aliran member and civil society rep in the MPPP, was speaking at a full...
A waterfall near high-rise apartments at Bukit Gambir, below and close to the site of an exclusive bungalow project on a hill-slope 110 metres above sea level, has turned murky. This photo was taken early yesterday morning. Another photo taken...
RM4bn for 8.8km of tunnels and highways? That's what the Penang state government has in mind with two short stretches of tunnels and elevated highways. That works out to RM500m per kilometre. (The reason for the high cost is due...
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...
The Penang Island Municipal Council (MPPP) has ordered Klassik Tropika, a subsidiary of the Mah Sing Group, to rebuild an illegally demolished colonial-era bungalow to its original condition. This is a step in the right direction. The even bigger question...
The damage at the Protestant Cemetery was due to lack of supervision of landscaping workers tasked by the MPPP to prune and remove trees that were affecting the old tombstones. The work was deemed necessary as the...
A RM10m car park at the Kek Lok Si Temple has been slapped with a stop-work order. The big question is why did it take so long for the MPPP to notice this car-park under construction at the ever-expanding...
This is the section on the people's well being. What do you make of it? The following have been highlighted in a leaflet: Lower oil prices Lower electricity charges Lower water charges Abolish tolls Abolish monopolies Lower car prices 150,000 affordable and comfortable housing National Housing Corporation:...

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