Almost all the useable land on Pulau Jerejak near Penang Island was sold to a resort, majority owned by the federal government's UDA Holdings Bhd. And Penang has incurred a RM19 million RM30 million loss on the deal. http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=71649 The Tropical...
Good to see efforts being made to spruce up Penang. The ban on free plastic bags is the right way to go. Swiftlet breeding will soon be banned from the heritage zone. In the interim period, 32 new or unregistered breeders...
I can't say I was surprised to read reports that the Selangor MB appeared less than unequivocal in expressing opposition to PNB's proposed mega tower. His subsequent back-tracking on his initial apparent support for the project was reported in...
A proposal for a no-car zone in the heritage enclave could be deliberated in the MPPP's next full council meeting. State exco member Lydia Ong reportedly made the suggestion to MPPP president Patahiyah Ismail, who seemed receptive to the...
Najib's recent announcement that a 100-storey tower will be built in the capital by a government investment fund comes as global liquidity is flooding the region and raises concerns the project could represent the front end of a coming...
Another omen for Taib Mahmud: pictured below is a dried up stretch of river below the Bakun Dam. This picture was published in the front page of a local Chinese daily in Sarawak. [googlemaps https://maps.google.com.my/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=bakun+dam&daddr=&geocode=FSUPKgAd0HbMBilVkzxlWIEcMjHagwqmzper3A&hl=en&mra=ls&sll=2.811371,114.208374&sspn=2.616853,4.938354&ie=UTF8&t=h&ll=3.699819,113.774414&spn=3.836487,5.493164&z=7&output=embed&w=500&h=350] Another photo can be found at...
Under the Penang Structure Plan (2005-2010), major land reclamation has been slated for Penang. But how will this affect water quality and fisheries in the state? [googlemaps https://maps.google.com.my/maps?q=penang+map&oe=utf-8&client=firefox&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Penang&gl=my&ei=KnzKTNCrEYP4vwPhmKgI&ved=0CBsQ8gEwAA&t=h&ll=5.384968,100.347919&spn=0.085452,0.085659&z=13&output=embed&w=500&h=500] Under the Plan, the following projects are slated as part of reclamation in...
Listen to the Sarawak government's spin on the reasons for the drop in the water level of the Rajang River. If you believe what they are telling you, the main cause is a dry spell, El Nino, or even...
No approval has been given so far for a high-rise condominium project on the green stretch opposite Shamrock Beach in Batu Feringghi. But residents are worried that the council may eventually approve the project. Following howls of protest, the...
No, this is not the Yangtze River or the clogged Three Gorges Dam. It's our very own Rajang River near Sibu in Sarawak. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yWE3iE2dJ8&fs=1&hl=en_US&rel=0] [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zi8eDj2Sxk&fs=1&hl=en_US&rel=0] Well done, Taib Mahmud. Well done, corporate boys. Act of God? I don't think so. It...

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