Invoke’s big data survey: PH could scrape past BN in peninsula

According to his survey data, five West Coast states in the peninsula - Kedah, Penang, Perak, Selangor and Johor Johor - will fall to...

Pakatan Harapan unveils manifesto

Pakatan Harapan has unveiled its manifesto. Much of it is positive, such as higher government spending on public healthcare from 2% of GDP to...

Back to the future in Penang – 10 years after March...

Soon after the watershed 8 March 2008 general election (when five states, yes five, fell into opposition hands), the courageous writer Kee Thuan Chye...

Trams for Putrajaya, Cyberjaya, Kajang and Bangi – and Penang?

So it looks like the Klang Valley and surrounding areas will get trams ahead of Penang. The Spad CEO said: "The new system will help...

Mega projects overreach: Biting off more than we can chew?

These are some of the mega projects in the pipeline in Malaysia. Now, let's gaze into the crystal ball and think about the fate...

Abandoned luxury hotel in Teluk Bahang that time forgot

Remember this place? It was the hotel that set the standard for luxury in Penang. But today it lies abandoned and forgotten, its 18-acre...

Pulau Jerejak – Voices from the Past, Choices for the Future...

Remember the controversial plan for a bridge to Jerejak Island from Penang Island plus 1,200 homes, a marina, four and five-star hotels and a...

Talk show: Sustainable urbanisation: Myth or Reality? (video)

A few of you were asking if this talk show, organised jointly with Penang Forum, on 24 February was filmed. Well, someone called Tong...

1MDB dragnet draws even closer with seizure of Jho Low’s superyacht

So the Equanimity has finally been seized by of all people, the Indonesian authorities, working together with the FBI since 21 February 2018, within...

What about the other EIA – Environmental Impact Accountability?

At the talk on Sustainable Urbanisation - Myth or Reality? - part of the Chevening talk series, jointly organised with Penang Forum in George...

The Hills and the Sea: Scant regard for ecosystem

The above is the short documentary film by Andrew Ng, which won a grant award from the Freedom Film Fest last year. Talking about...

Dancing at Universiti Sains Malaysia

Is the 'apex university', ranked 601-800 in the world university rankings (Times Higher Education), a hip and cool place to teach and study? The...

Penang propaganda wars: Slick video surfaces

A slick new video has emerged, which some of the mainstream media are accepting at face value. The video could be an individual effort,...

Talk show in Penang: Sustainable Urbanisation – Myth or Reality?

The British High Commission is hosting a ‘Chevening Talk Series – Penang showcase’ in partnership with Penang Forum on Saturday, 24 February, from 10.30am...

BM Hospital eye clinic struggles to cope with patients

This was the scene at the Bukit Mertajam General Hospital over the lunch break today (1.45pm) at the ophthalmology department. Some senior citizen patients...

Tasik Gelugor mosque hosts CNY open house; George Town lion dance...

The 'open house' was held at the Masjid Jamek in Tasik Gelugor in northern Province Wellesley in mainland Penang. We need more such initiatives...

Wishing all readers a Happy Lunar New Year!

Here's wishing you a joyous year ahead filled with every good thing. Hope the coming year brings with it exciting new possibilities along with...

Scrap the Samy Vellu tunnel (again); focus on BRT, rail, app

It is time for Penang to scrap the Samy Vellu tunnel. Why do I call it the Samy Vellu tunnel? Because the idea for...

Economic outlook: Who is right – Rahman Dahlan or Mydin boss?

So minister Rahman Dahlan has dismissed Mydin boss Ameer Ali Mydin’s comments that despite Malaysians don’t have money to spend. He pointed to Malaysia's strong...

Tanjung Tokong, Gurney Drive land reclamation

Never mind that the tunnel controversy continues to rage on and the tunnel project is only expected to be completed in 2027, the relentless...