While Malaysians tend to look down on neighbouring countries because their workers are forced to work abroad and remit money home, few of us realise that, as a percentage of GDP, migrant workers from Malaysia remit more home than...
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...
Sentiment against the PGCC is clearly running high, judging from the angry and disgusted comments I have been receiving from concerned Penangites.Here's a sample of comments:Regarding the sale of the Turf Club land, the sale of the Batu Kawan...
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...
Well, you all know what PGCC is by now - the massive RM25 billion Penang Greenwash... err, I mean Global... City Centre project.And CGCC? That's Catastrophic Global Climate Change.If we go ahead with PGCC, it would only add to...
Remember the name - Fahmi Reza, the worthy winner of the Freedom Film Festival 2007. Last night I headed for the opening day's screenings at the Actors' Studio in Penang, mainly to see Fahmi's "Sepuluh tahun sebelum Merdeka" -...
On 30 July, the Northern Corridor Economic Region (NCER) master-plan was launched with much fanfare. Among other goals, the blueprint aims to transform agriculture in the rice-bowl region of Malaysia.The masterplan was designed by Sime Darby although the project...
If Patrick Lim and Equine Capital think it is going to be smooth sailing after the Prime Minister announced that approvals for the PGCC would be fast-tracked, they had better think again.This morning, half a dozen of the main...
It's a RM25 billion whopper: about 33 tower blocks, each over 40 storeys high on the land being used by the Penang Turf Club. Imagine that!And it looks like two different meetings on the Penang Global City Centre (PGCC)...
Just back from the dinner to celebrate Aliran's 30th anniversary - and being so close to the 50th anniversary of Merdeka and 44th anniversary of Malaysia, there was much cause for reflection.But so different from the official Merdeka celebrations....

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