This video footage gives us a rare glimpse of life on the streets of Penang in the middle of  the 20th Century. Check out the public transport we had back then.
The Penang state government had said this would the "case of the century for planning law" in Malaysia but then the MBPP changed its stance in court. What happened? Read the residents' statement below: Several residents’ associations and organisations in...
This is a media statement just released by Aliran: Here’s another example of how privatisation has not benefited the people. In 2014, Penang Port Sdn Bhd was privatised to Syed Mokhtar Albukhary’s Seaport Terminal (Johore) Sdn Bhd in a restricted...
While all attention is focused on the street art on Penang Island, Butterworth has quietly been stepping up its own street art scene with more murals on buildings, especially at the newly opened Butterworth Art Walk. The project is being...
It was quite a different world back then. Have all the changes made been for the better? Nostalgic Penang-Large Collection of Vintage Photographs (F)http://www.authorstream.com/player.swf?fb=0&nb=1&ct=5&rl=0&ap=0&pl=as&p=2022755_635227276650095000&fi=1 In case you can't view the slideshow, here is the link to the source. Share with...
The plane that "shook like a washing machine" has unnerved some air passengers. ABC reports that yesterday's apparent engine failure "adds another chapter to AirAsia's history, following at least four other incidents or accidents involving the Malaysian carrier in the...
Prasarana must quickly increase the number of ferries in operation after the disastrous experience under the privatised Penang Port Sdn Bhd. This is one the major problems with privatisation: private owners tend to cherry-pick profitable operations (in this case, the...
The state government says the SRS proposal for transport infrastructure needs RM2.3bn in bridging loans. The bridging loan is apparently needed to finance the costs incurred in the first two years - preparation work, feasibility studies for the railway scheme,...
The environmental impact assessment to reclaim 4,500 acres of land off the southern coast of Penang and turn it into three artificial islands is now on public display. But in the first place, is this land reclamation to finance...
So it is finally out. China's Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, which also controls Sweden's Volvo, is acquiring a 49 per cent in ailing Proton Holdings Bhd from DRB-Hicom. The Edge (15-21 May) had earlier reported that the government had...

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