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Update (12.06pm): The four have now been released.Four PSM members were detained on the way to a gathering at Teluk Rubiah in Perak this morning.The four - Choo Chon Kai, Nagen, Patrick and Alex - were on...
What exactly is causing the worst floods in Thailand? Now, Bangkok is going underwater - and this could be a sign of things to come. Consider ourselves warned.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InOP4rDVdlE?rel=0&w=470&h=348]What are some of the possible causes of...
A Special Area Plan will be developed for the Penang Botanic Garden, hopefully putting an end to the fiascoes we have seen in the garden in recent years.I received the following from the Socio-Economic and Environmental Research...
Eco-friendlier modes of transport are the way to go. If we invest in the right infrastructure and systems and the personnel to support them, more and more people will be tempted to leave their cars at home especially with...
The Bayan Baru Residents Association has asked the state government/MPPP to put themselves in the shoes of the residents over the Spice project.Apart from the agreement itself, the MPPP should make public the Spice business plan to prove...
We are so used to wishing prosperity to one another over the Lunar New Year, but maybe it is time to look more closely at what we mean by prosperity.One definition of being prosperous is to be successful...
The 44 acres of land for the Escape Theme Park near the Teluk Bahang Dam is being leased from the Penang Water Authority (PBAPP) for RM39m in total rentals.The RM39m in total rentals works out to just RM20...
Three persons from the Penang Forum, including me, were invited to a meeting with the E&O Group's management, including its CEO.The meeting, held last Friday (10 June), was to clarify questions raised on this blog about further land...
More photos of Bukit Gambir taken by a couple of concerned Penang residents.http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=124984Look at that road!And here's a satellite image (thanks to blog reader moot for the heads-up):[googlemaps https://maps.google.com.my/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Bukit+Gambir+Penang&aq=0&oq=bukit+gambir,+penang&sll=2.295049,102.683347&sspn=0.097254,0.169086&g=bukit+gambir&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Bukit+Gambir,+Johor&t=h&ll=5.308356,100.24915&spn=0.004273,0.006427&z=17&iwloc=A&output=embed&w=600&h=400]And look at all the other land-clearing at the hill-top:[googlemaps...
Update: Apparently, there are no plans to widen Kelawai Road. What's happening there is a lot of work on drainage improvement and the laying of common trenching for utilities.Those who see any illegal tree-cutting should report to MPPP....

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