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Another mall, this time a mega-mall, for Penang? A supermarket group may have plans to build a mega mall, estimated to be the size of Mid Valley Megamall, in Penang, a business weekly has reported.  The Edge (22 August...
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....
I took these disturbing photos of the environmental destruction on Bukit Gambir from the Penang Bridge on 17 May 2013 as I approached the island. http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=124984 The bald spot appears to be at an altitude higher than 250 feet,...
A small band of determined protesters turned up at Lynas Corp's AGM in Sydney to highlight to shareholders the risks involved in the project. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZZN0A-ybFE?rel=0&w=470&h=348] The Australian Mining website also featured news of the protest. This was...
The Malaysian economy has entered a critical phase. Integrated into the global trading system as part of an export-led economy and driven by foreign direct investment, the economy today is feeling the effects of a global slowdown. Compounding the...
A couple from Germany, regular visitors to Penang, won't be coming back again after seeing the northern coast of the island turning into a concrete jungle. This letter is from today's Sun: I guess we won't be happy until we've...
We are running out of time to save the planet. It is as if we don't care what kind of planet we leave behind for future generations. Much of the responsibility for saving the planet is being pushed to...
Today is the last day for submitting questions for the next Penang State Assembly session in November. Activist Tan Seng Hai approached a couple of elected reps to raise a question as a matter of urgent public interest. When...
A few kind souls managed to view the actual agreement for the Spice convention centre and this is now presented here in the public interest. The agreement proper can only be viewed by appointment at the MPPP office. No...
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...

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