A new documentary Road Wars: Pedestrian Strikes Back by Farhana AS has just been released in Penang highlighting some of the obstructions and hazards faced by pedestrians in Penang. Many of them are forced to share the road with speeding...
SRS Consortium is planning to build an elevated light rail transit system from Komtar to Bayan Lepas and beyond - which would cost RM8.4bn for a single line. This is in stark contrast to the original Halcrow transport masterplan...
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...
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...
Not enough emphasis has been placed in our urban planning on dedicated bus-lanes and on streets that would be shared among buses, bicycles and pedestrians. This video is a 'must watch' for all our politicians, mayors, city councillors and...
Most passengers do not have Komtar as their destination and to dedicate huge areas of prime land for platforms of stationed, waiting trains is undesirable, asserts Alex Koenig. German urban planner Alex Koening, who spent many years in Penang,...

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