We are so used to the mainstream version of history. Catch this story by Hishamuddin Yahaya in Aliran Monthly to find out more about the little-known heroes in the struggle for independence. (From left) Ishak Haji Mohammed, Dr Burhanuddin...
Many of us would think that the concern about hill-slope degradation in Penang and warnings of climate change are a fairly new development which began in the 1980s and 1990s. Wrong. James Richardson Logan - the man who coined the...
Rahmah Ali is not a happy woman. In fact, this feisty Tanjung Tokong villager is upset over Uda Holdings' plans to demolish the houses in her kampung and 'develop' the area. "Hati geram!" she says. http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=71649 Photos by Anil (Click on...
The James Logan memorial was officially dedicated on 20 October 2009 in front of the High Court building in Penang. http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=71649 Photos by Anil and Logan family Some Penang residents might know James Logan as a colonial-era lawyer (who took up the...
Is this what a heritage city is about - derelict land, decaying buildings and a high-rise construction site? Photo by a Penangite The sign just about sums it up. It reads "George Town, Penang - Unesco World Heritage City"
Here are a couple of letters to theSun on the federally funded project to upgrade the Penang Hill Railway written by tram engineer Ric Francis and heritage activist Dr Choong Sim Poey. Ric has his say here: As an experienced engineer...
The Kampung Buah Pala land in Gelugor was once owned by David Brown, a wealthy spice plantation owner during the early British colonial era in Penang who died in 1825. Title to the land eventually reached one of his descendants,...
Photos by Kris Khaira and another 2100: As time runs out, a few dozen High Chaparral villagers have gathered outside the house of the Adun for Seri Delima, R S N Rayer, located off Jalan Masjid Negeri/Green Lane. Some of the...
Photo courtesy of  www.sriamanro.sarawak.gov.my Or how Sri Aman in Sarawak got its name... It's now Anwar Ibrahim's turn to call on the government to allow the former Communist Party of Malaya leader, Chin Peng, to return home. In the raging controversy over...
Hero's welcome: Speaker Sivakumar is mobbed by ordinary Perakians - Photos by Kinta Kid The Perak Speaker acknowledges the crowd Keeping alive the flame of democracy, justice and freedom (Click to expand photo) Kinta Kid reports from the first anniversary commemoration of...

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