I was glad to see the Malaysiakini interview with Toh Kin Woon and sorry to hear that he is retiring from politics soon. I would say Toh, the Gerakan vice-chairman and Penang state exco member, is the most principled politician...
A few years ago, the government allocated funds to turn parts of the area around Jalan Kapitan Keling in Penang into a "Gold Bazaar". According to Seri: ...the Gold Bazaar was proposed by former Prime Minister Tun Mahathir Mohammad after a...
All that bad news about the judiciary and the shambles it is in. Yet, amidst the uproar and outrage (and rightfully so) over the Lingam tape, there was much cause for rejoicing especially in Sarawak: a sweet victory for...
A reader has alerted me to a creature known as the National Policy on the Environment. It can be found on the Mida website. Just one question: do you think the PGCC complies with it - especially the bit about...
So the latest count is 40 towers of more than 10 storeys each, higher than our earlier estimate of 37 towers. This is the count, based on the permission plan. Download the plan below by clicking on the link and...
This is a more realistic miniature model of what the PGCC will look like - Awful! What do the lawyers marching in Putrajaya, the ordinary people struggling for democracy in Burma and those campaigning against the Penang Global City Centre...
Monks have been leading tens of thousands of people as protests rock Burma People are on the march in both Malaysia and Burma in their quest for justice and freedom. The Malaysian Bar Council is organising a march of lawyers from...
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlROjCITFvY&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0] Well, say no more! As my academic friend observes: ...this is a sterling opportunity to draw out the oligarchic control of this country -- a chance to pull away from the ethnic ding-dong that's going on. Here...
Feelings against the PGCC are running high. Despite the mainstream media's almost total blackout of dissenting views, emails have been going around, highlighting the adverse implications for Penang if the project goes ahead. Concerned activists have begun a campaign...
Say you had a home that sits on vast, potentially valuable, prime land in a popular land-scarce island. You know that bigtime developers are greedily eyeing your sprawling green turf because when they look at it, you can...

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