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....
This evening, I received an SMS with the intriguing question: "So u think Makal Osai shld b suspended?" Makai Osai of course refers to the Tamil daily that published an image of Jesus Christ holding a cigarette and a...
Today was not a great day. I woke up this morning to find that my home had been broken into while I was asleep. Here's what they took: A laptop (yes, they took the power adapter, the modem... and even the poor...
I came across this interesting power-point presentation of the Stations of the Cross by Adolfo PĂ©rez Esquivel, a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate from Argentina, and I thought I would share it with you. What is different about these Stations...
The other day I was passing by Penang Road and I noticed some major road excavation work in progress. I looked more closely - and there it was: preserved like an elongated time capsule under the surface of the...
I did a check on Alexa to find out the estimated global reach of the main English media in Malaysia. Here are the rankings at 5.30 pm on 4 August 2007: 1. Star (0.052% of daily Internet surfers worldwide) 2. Malaysia Today...

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