By now, we are gradually becoming familiar with the poverty, unemployment (especially among youth) and income inequality in Egypt that seems to be fuelling the protests. But what is less well known is that Egypt, like Tunisia, had only...
In a third round of demolitions, more than 10 old buildings near Komtar were demolished over the last week - even before we have seen the George Town Local Plan and before the Special Area Plan for the George...
The official chart has not yet been updated to reflect the latest position on Sunday, 7 December, but Steve Ripley, head of Soulfood Music, a UK-based Urban/Soul music promotion company, based with Music House tweets: Congratulations to @dashalogan and @paulchambers24...
YouTube has pulled out a copy of the controversial video that was uploaded yesterday depicting a woman with someone purportedly resembling the opposition leader, clad in a towel, and another man. "This video has been removed as a...
As usual, in any impending privatisation exercise, they only want the profitable bits, while the loss-making or difficult bits remain for the public to bear. In the case of Penang port, Penang Port Sdn Bhd wants to surrender...
For a long time, Bukit Mertajam was one of those places where time seemed to stand still and memories frozen in the past could be savoured in the present. Tang Loon Kong took a stroll down memory...
Housing prices in Penang and the rest of Malaysia are soaring beyond the reach of many Malaysians. While many property developers and speculators are laughing their way to the bank, many ordinary workers are struggling to buy their first...
http://www.youtube.com/v/61loXnS85yg&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0 "Please help us": Some of the villagers who are not sure what to do next - Photo by Anil Netto Villagers in a dozen households next to the St Francis Xavier's Church face uncertainty after receiving three letters over the...
Mobile phones and computers with wi-fi connections pose a risk to health and should be banned from schools, a committee of the influential Council of Europe has asserted. The committee had examined evidence that the technologies have "potentially harmful"...
This was the sign at the Butterworth ferry service after 3.00pm on a weekday, last year. Most of the time, only one to four ferries are in service. At nights, even during school holidays and weekends, only one ferry...

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