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Much has been written about the yellow shirts of Bersih 3.0 on 28 April, but there was also a noticeable number of green-shirted protesters. Who were they? http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=109615 [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2wepV__rjM?rel=0&w=475&h=271] The green shirts started gathering at KLCC from as early as...
A group of NGOs has warned that the government is going ahead with plans to build two nuclear power plants. A final decision on the location of the plants will be made in 2014 - the point of no...
Over the years, as industrialisation and the 'knowledge economy' intensifies, we have lost the ability to live in harmony with the environment. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEVIJAZ3jxo?rel=0&w=470&h=348] We have grown alienated from ourselves, from our fellow human beings and from Nature. As we...
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...
If you think Penang is already congested, well, you ain't seen nuthin' yet. Three more lanes of traffic will pour into Penang Island once the second bridge is completed by 2013, if all goes as scheduled - adding to...
Penang Forum has written a congratulatory letter to the new mayor of Penang Island which also outlines the group's grave concerns over recent developments and trends. Dear Datuk Patahiyah Ismail It is with great pleasure that the Penang Forum Steering...
Not many Penangites are aware of a lovely green haven in southern Penang that lies in sharp contrast to the hustle and bustle of traffic and towering apartment blocks nearby. Here at the Relau Agro-tourism Centre enterprising folk are involved...
What draws people to Malaysia? Little to do with boutique hotels, Petronas Twin Towers, theme parks, glitzy malls or any other property development.. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIDeeekiofs?rel=0&w=475&h=271] Just the experience of connecting with unique cultures and natural treasures. We have these but...
A 'Save Malaysia! Stop Lynas!' is making its presence felt in Perth, Western Australia during a week-long speaking tour to raise support for its campaign against a Lynas rare earth refinery near Kuantan. Work began at Lynas’ concentration...
Selangor is setting the early pace: Kuala Kubu Bharu could have bicycle lanes by December, followed by PJ and Shah Alam. How about Penang, Kinta Valley and JB? This thing about cycle lanes should go well beyond tokenism and...

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