The Aliran Singers re-united and in full flow! Aliran turns 30: A heart-warming celebration of justiceIt was all so different from the official Merdeka celebrations, monopolised and dominated by members of the ruling coalition, recalls Anil Netto, of a...
The Penang state government may be interested in promoting the state as a centre for meetings and conventions - but the state already has a reputation for being a hub for civil society activities, not just nationally but globally...
While attending the Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank in Singapore, I soon realised that a slick makeover job, a real PR job, was underway.In recent years, these two...
The Beirut-based journalist Robert Fisk once said, "War is the total failure of the human spirit".I know what he is trying to say. War brings out the worst in human nature. Bloodbaths. Torture. Senseless killing. Indiscriminate bombing. Rape.Then again,...
While the floods in the East Coast have claimed lives, more bodies have been found in Penang, this time in Machang Bubok and Bayan Lepas.Steven Sim raises some pertinent questions:Krisis pembunuhan warga migran di Pulau Pinang masih belum...
Note: This blog will resume updates and comment moderation on 9 April 2012From across the causeway, a light-hearted look at what it takes to become a successful politician with more than a grain of truth to it.[youtube...
Some people complain when they hear sermons from religious preachers which they think are too “political”. Many feel uncomfortable when these preachers question the existing social and economic and even political order and the prevailing values of the day....
At least we know one submarine works - but it doesn't answer a host of other questions.The submarine, KD Tun Razak, dove 45 nautical miles off Langkawi.What about the other submarine, the KD Tunku Abdul Rahman,...
"The war belongs to (Israeli PM Ehud) Olmert, the victims belong to us": Israelis protest against the attacks on Gaza in Tel AvivIsraelis protest: "End the massacre in Gaza!" Photos by the Israeli peace group Gush Shalom It is not...
This is an actual picture of the Turf Club land and the surrounding low-rise properties. (Photo credit: PGCC Campaign Group)This is what it would look like with towers... gulp! The towers here are replicas of 37 existing towers...

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