See Goh Ban Lee's article in theSun here: Transparency takes a knock ONE of the most frustrating things related to urban development in Malaysia is the lack of public knowledge of the approval of development projects by the government. The...
Over the last few days, we have heard that RM300m in federal funding is needed to dredge Penang port. But what is causing this siltation and should public funds be used to once again deepen the port? The North...
The fee for making a request to the Penang state government for information under the Freedom of Information Act is RM100 if the information relates to earlier years. A veteran journalist then wondered aloud to me: "I want to...
The Sunday Times in the UK has a massive expose on that war criminal Tony Blair: TONY BLAIR secured a secret contract with an oil company founded by a senior member of the Saudi royal family for a fee of...
You know they are supposedly "upgrading" the Penang Hill Railway. So what's going to happen to all the vintage machinery (scroll down that page to see the equipment) that pulls up the funicular trains? There are two sets of such...
"Someone" appears to have had his feathers ruffled in Sarawak. Apparently, this "someone" in Sarawak is upset with "someone" in Penang - apparently an activist who has hit out at the 12 more dams in the pipeline in Sarawak....
Timber firms are set to receive millions of ringgit in soft loans from the government under a "reforestation" programme. In this article for IPS, I discussed two questions: Why should profitable timber firms receive soft loans, which in effect...
A developing story at Port Klang customs.... Twitter pic by alaramkalai "From what I hear, there appears to have been a work-to-rule in Port Klang over the last few days," said Klang MP Charles Santiago, when contacted. "Emotions seem to...
While Umno and MCA enjoy a public spat and put up a wayang for the rest of us, Zaid Ibrahim has a story on how the NEP was put to use to fabulously enrich a coterie of well-connected individuals....
Whichever way you look at it, Idris Jala's appointment as "KPI" minister must be bad news for the other "KPI" minister, Koh Tsu Koon. A friend sent me a text message, with a pointed observation: "looks like ktk is...

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