Penang Forum has issued a second statement on land reclamation: In Penang Forum’s statement (27 November 2015) on the Umno land reclamation motion, we reiterated that the public has every right to know, and the State has every obligation...
While there is much back-slapping over the accolade of being listed No. 4 in Lonely Planet's ranking of places to visit in 2016, it is important to be clear what that list represents and what it is not. The...
Seven mature trees have been inexplicably cut down in the last two weeks on Jesselton Road and Brook Road n Penang Island. One possible reason is that the trees were cut down to make way for drains, one of...
This is a statement released by Penang Forum: Where is the logic when sustainable energy initiatives are rewarded with higher density and non-sustainable developments elsewhere? It is with incredulity that Penang Forum notes that incentives being offered in the Guidelines...
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...
A sustainable development group in India has found that not a few green-rated buildings, in India at least, are actually energy guzzlers. This statement is from the Centre for Science and the Environment in New Delhi. The CSE recommends...
We all know we need better public transport for Penang - but not at any price, not if it means more disastrous land swap deals involving even bigger tracts of land reclamation for more multi-million ringgit sea-view bungalows and...
While all the focus is on Penang's high domestic water consumption, the Penang trade consumption is often ignored - but businesses enjoying cheap water guzzle 40 per cent of total Penang water consumption. While the state government rightly calls...
The news that a 138-metre tall tower dubbed 'Maha Tower' is being constructed in Langkawi has gone largely unnoticed. Why build such a huge structure to mar a natural paradise (or at least, what used to be a natural...
CAP president SM Mohamed Idris expresses his concern about the Penang Hill draft special area plan which he fears will open the gates to infrastructure that could threaten the ecology and tranquility of the hill. I fear that...

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