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The Penang Forum Steering Committee and the Consumers Association of Penang have both released statements opposing the road-based tunnel project. Read the CAP statement in The Malaysian Insider. And the Penang Forum statement is below: Penang Forum opposes road-based tunnel, serious...
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...
Save Malaysia Stop Lynas spokesperson Tan Bun Teet goes toe-to-toe with Lynas executive chairman Nic Curtis in this debate aired over Aljazeera. http://youtu.be/5sF7sp4Kxjk Personally, I found Nic Curtis' arguments about why they chose Malaysia and not Australia quite laughable....
At first, it was just the whisperings of a few who could easily be dismissed as crazies, but now it has become too big to ignore. The United Nations has confirmed that honey-bee colonies are mysteriously disappearing across the...
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...
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...
Citizen Nades was in town last week to find out what the fuss over property development in Penang was all about. I met him for the first time for a little chit chat over drinks while he was here....
Why is GDP such a poor measure of the economic well being of the people of a country? For one thing, it only measures "goods" (and services) but not the "bads". Every year, when it comes to the Budget,...
Some RM350m of public funds will be spent to dredge the Penang channel once again to allow large ships to pass through; so it is all the more important for us to know what is causing the siltation. This...
The granting of extra density of 1500 homes "over and above the maximum permissible density" for S P Setia's projects across Penang Island sets an extremely worrying precedent. The higher density and land for a hotel are supposed...

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