A birthday celebration with a twist in the new Malaysia

Cute video above. I don't think such a warm clip would have been possible - it wouldn't have been so relaxed and natural -...

Penang transport masterplan: Need for a relook

Our guest writer today is former Penang Island City Councillor Lim Mah Hui, who will be writing a six-part series about the Penang transport...

Penang youth launch campaign for better public transport

So this was where I was. While much of George Town was in the midst of world heritage celebrations, I decided to check out...

Jamal lands up in jail

Hopefully others will think twice about playing up and manipulating issues of race and religion in the new Malaysia. Apart from the higher cost...

Najib arrives in court

Najib Razak is finally brought to court to face charges. Long awaited by many. Last night about 50 Umno supporters turned up for the...

RM2bn private hospital expansion project alarms nearby residents

A RM2bn private medical tourism project on a 6.4-acre site near Island Hospital in Penang has alarmed nearby residents who worry about congestion in...

Countering the spin over exorbitant RM46bn SRS transport shopping spree

Roger Teoh, a PhD postgraduate student at the Centre for Transport Studies, Imperial College London, has written an excellent critique of SRS Consortium's mega...

Call for halt to logging in Ulu Muda permanent forest reserves...

Penang Forum has just released this media statement on the need to protect the Ulu Muda water catchment area: Penang Forum supports the call of...

CV Prabhakaran: Towering Reformasi lawyer who defended the underdog

Dato’ CV Prabhakharan, the former chairman of the Penang Bar Committee (1996-1999) passed away on 15 June 2018. He was 81. Anil Netto writes...

Penang Forum meets Council of Eminent Persons, urges review of RM46bn...

A delegation of Penang Forum representatives today met the Council of Eminent Person and called for a review of SRS Consortium's exorbitant RM46bn transport...

The pink diamond: When truth is stranger than fiction

How did the woman get away with the pink diamond with bumbling law enforcement officers hot on the trail? Check out this scene from...

Chop! Chop! Chop! – 16 trees gone along Jalan Sungai Dua

Another 10 trees along Jalan Sungai Dua near USM have been chopped after the Raya break - on top of the half a dozen...

Video: Waves breach sea wall, overflowing into grounds of Penang hotel

A video has surfaced showing waves crashing over a sea wall and flooding the grounds of a hotel in Penang. It is unclear if...

Trees near USM chopped; Peel Avenue palms tagged

Before the controversy over the 21 trees chopped in Tanjung Bungah could subside, another half a dozen roadside trees along Jalan Sungai Dua near...

Three ironies of our xenophobia

The first irony: We are now into the new Malaysia, where we are supposed to be celebrating our diversity. But one of the ironies...

Selamat Hari Raya in the new Malaysia

Wishing all of you, Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Maaf Zahid dan Batin - our first major festival in the new Malaysia. Let's strengthen the...

German transport engineer: Penang making ‘serious mistakes’ with elevated LRT

German urban planner Alex Koenig warns that Penang is about to make "two serious professional mistakes" as it plunges headlong into SRS Consortium’s proposal...

Klang Valley double-tracking to be reviewed; what about Penang mega projects?

The Transport Minister said the upgrading cost of the second phase of the Klang Valley rail double-tracking is estimated to be RM5.9bn for 110km. "This...

Trees chopped down in Tanjung Bungah – with permit

13 June 2018 Update: So it looks like 24 trees are going to be chopped or have to make way: 21 of these are...

Should Penang follow the path of Hong Kong and Singapore?

Someone from the Penang Chinese Chamber of Commerce has said, "If you ask me or the young, they want Penang to be similar to...