Residents in some two dozen established settlements in Penang are reportedly facing eviction. The settlements include the following: - the 150-year old Kampung Siam in Pulau Tikus - Pepper Estate in Tanjung Bungah - Kampung Perda in Teluk Bahang - Kampung Mutiara...
Taman Tun Dr Awang on mainland Penang faces Straits Quay across the channel on Penang Island - and they are just as far apart in terms of quality of life. [googlemaps https://maps.google.com.my/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Flat+Taman+Tun+Dr+Awang+Jalan+Pantai+Bersih+Butterworth+Pulau+Pinang&daddr=Straits+Quay+Marina+Mall+Timur+Laut&hl=en&geocode=FWIfUwAdXK77BSmp0osE6cRKMDFLYWXpo2IE1A%3BFYpIUwAd-KX6BSGNmFTotkCIEA&aq=0&oq=straits+qua&sll=5.44756,100.37994&sspn=0.001383,0.001725&vpsrc=6&mra=ls&ie=UTF8&t=m&ll=5.409236,100.359421&spn=0.119628,0.163078&z=12&output=embed&w=475&h=350] Do we need any further evidence of...
Whenever we talk of marginalised groups, many of us tend to think of migrant workers, Orang Asli, refugees, plantation workers and squatters, people with HIV/AIDS. Often, we tend to overlook the fact that many of the senior citizens among us...
Update by Facebook user Mary Josephine Prittam Singh: I was at the hospital with the family and IJ Sisters throughout most of the day and felt their pain and anxiety over the incident. Mary-Rose was transferred to the ward...
A protest song against the 2014 World Cup by Edu Krieger is going viral. It highlights the inequality among Brazilians and the lack of desperately needed public infrastructure such as inadequate public schools, public hospitals, public transport and affordable...
It looks like it is going to be another eventful day. Before going further, check out Subramaniam Pillay's piece Hindraf rally: A plea of the dispossessed? on the reasons for the emergence of Hindraf and Makkal Sakthi. 9.02am...
It's not surprising that the government has decided to put off the Goods and Services Tax (GST) for now. While the NGOs might claim preliminary victory (they had planned a protest for Monday, when Parliament resumes) and some might think...
http://www.cultureunplugged.com/swf/embedplayer.swf We live in a globalised world that is full of inequalities. Unfortunately, these inequalities are not always visible to most of us. It's almost as if there are two different worlds - such is the gulf between the rich and...
While we celebrate the New Year, spare a thought for Yong Vui Kong, a young Malaysian convicted of drug trafficking and sentenced to death in Singapore. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jBagQWcxhc&w=500&h=304] Pray for a miracle, that he be given a second chance. Pray for...
Now that Anwar has been acquitted, the opposition alliance must quickly ride on the euphoria generated to explain its specific policies for improving the quality of life of Malaysians if it comes to power. Indeed, quality of life...

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