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Blog reader Kaki Pulau reflects on the changes in Penang since the 1970s. A lot of things have happened to Penang Island since the 1970s. There was first Komtar, which was delayed in-between before completion and perhaps cost...
You just have to shake your head in disbelief when you hear former Penang CM Koh Tsu Koon blaming the financial crisis in the 1990s, 9-11 and Sars for the setbacks suffered by Pulau Jerejak Resort. Pathetic. In the first...
If only we had focused more on improving our railways instead of building so many tolled highways and a second Penang Bridge for motor vehicles. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBB0VkYrY-s?rel=0&w=470&h=286] Perhaps we could have had a more environmentally sustainable mode of public...
They didn't give you the real picture about the Fukushima meltdown from the start. Now our environment - the seas and the air - is being contaminated. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XT6ZCxzW8K4?rel=0&w=470&h=285] Brought to you by the wonders of boiling water (to generate...
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...
A string of NGOs in Penang held a packed press conference at the Penang Heritage Trust office to call on state and local authorities to take stronger action against the developer responsible for the hill destruction at Bukit Relau....
When big ticket infrastructure projects such as highways, tunnels, bridges and airports are pushed through, the lack of proper business plans and robust cost-benefit analyses is often glaring. In the process, costs are underestimated (we have seen happening...
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...
This was outgoing Tanjung Bunga Residents Association chairman Renji Sathiah's farewell address at the annual general meeting of the Tanjung Bunga Residents Association on 25 February 2017: Penang and Tanjung Bunga continue to be threatened with unrestrained and unplanned development....
Minister in the PM's Department Nazri Aziz has given some free advice to Guan Eng - don't pay too much attention to the views of NGOs and environmentalists. Let me try and guess why he's giving this advice at...

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