An ‘Occupy Penang’ gathering at Speakers’ Square in the Esplanade yesterday drew a couple dozen mostly young people.

At the ‘general assembly’, each person took turns to talk about the problems they face everyday including issues related to education and the economy.

Several police personnel turned up, but just listened and did not intervene, according to an eye-witness.

Over in Tahrir Square on Friday, Egyptian activists made good their promise to march to the US Embassy in solidarity with Occupy Oakland protesters.

Photograph: Egyptian blogger Mohammed Maree

Full report on the boingboing website.