Kg Tanjung Tokong villagers are appealing to Prime Minister Najib Razak to fulfil his father's promise for their village. Razak's vision as reported in The Straits Echo, 11 April 1972 - Photo by Anil During a visit to the village in...
The biggest challenge for low-cost housing in the country - apart from actually building enough low-cost homes - is the maintenance of these blocks. The effectiveness of the maintenance depends on: the level of community solidarity (including an accountable...
When most outsiders hear of Kampung Buah Pala, they tend to think of it as just another crammed "squatter" settlement, with ramshackle houses, surrounded by rubbish and stray animals. Let me show you the other side of Kg...
The MPPP has rejected a proposed 22-storey tower project on the hill slopes of Sungai Ara. The decision was made at a committee meeting on 19 June. This news came from two different sources. The project was rejected for the...
Most people agree that Penang needs transformation - but the question is what kind of transformation? While there has been some positive developments, some serious challenges remain: the inability of real wages to cope with the rising cost of...