It’s time to act: A clock like no other

What do you think of this clock? If you like it, contact Aliran to get one for yourself and support the group in the...

Prime Minister’s Department – more staff than European Union’s bureaucracy?

Those behind the Brexit vote often painted the bureaucracy of the European Union as bloated. So let's take a look at the EU staffing headcount:...

Guan Eng’s arrest

// Chow Kon Yeow's response:

Over 1,000 attend raucous debate on Penang tunnel, highways

Penang debate of the year on undersea tunnel: Dap LimHockSengvsGerakanLiangTeckMeng @caringsociety @malaysiakini pic.twitter.com/iJf8YKwlvY— susan loone (@susanloone) June 28, 2016 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Just back from the debate at...

Why are vested corporate interests influencing Penang’s urban planning?

Today an important meeting in Penang was held, away from the public eye, to discuss a revised Local Plan for Penang Island. The meeting...

Behind Miami Green, a project higher than 250 feet above sea...

The MBPP has to explain this project on a 5.0ha plot of land on environmentally sensitive steep hillslopes. About two thirds of the plot...

Support Aliran’s fundraising dinner in KL on 23 July

For a worthy cause ... the struggle for Justice, Freedom and Solidarity. And God knows we need that in the country. good cause. Hope...

Penang transport infrastructure cost balloons from RM27bn to RM46bn

When Halcrow first came up with its transport masterplan, the projected cost of implementing the Penang masterplan was reported to be RM27bn. This figure...

Keep a sharp eye on the Relau Agriculture Station land

Talk has it that housing developers are eyeing 60-80 acres of at the Agriculture Station land in Relau, the last major green lung in...

Penang’s FOI joke

All kinds of hurdles are placed in the way of releasing information under the Freedom of Information Enactment in Penang. First, you have to apply....

Kuala Kangsar, Sungai Besar by-elections: Quick comment

So it looks as if the BN is heading for a comfortable victory in both parliamentary seats, judging by the congratulatory tweets issued by...

Farewell to the Gurney Drive we knew and loved

Look at the massive sedimentation along the entire stretch of Gurney Drive today. This is the sad state of Gurney Drive today as land...

Muhammad Ali’s greatest fights were outside the ring

The screen from the small black and white television flickered in front of a hall full of excited primary schoolchildren.  We were given time off...

Something’s seriously wrong: Ipic seeks arbitration for disputed RM27bn with 1MDB

So it has come to this: Ipic, Abu Dhabi's sovereign wealth fund, is seeking arbitration in London for some US$6.5bn, which it claims is...

Mahathir campaigns for Amanah in by-elections (video)

Mahathir explains why he is supporting the opposition candidates in the parliamentary by-elections and opposing Najib's leadership and Hadi's hudud bill.

Why it’s crucial for Amanah to put on a strong showing...

The nation is at a crossroads now: we are faced with a choice between going down a more conservative route to religion, which we...

Penang shouldn’t follow Klang Valley road-building frenzy

A short comment piece by MBPP councillor Dr Lim Mah Hui: I welcome Roger Teoh’s comments on my article “Road to folly: Will building more...

The Curitiba model: Towards a sustainable, liveable community and city

A short commentary by MBPP councillor Lim Mah Hui: Today I wish to share with you a short video on Curitiba, a medium sized city...

Appointed to the Penang Transport Council; your suggestions, please

So I have been appointed to the Penang Transport Council. I thank the state government for appointing this "vocal critic" (cough, cough) to the...

Whatever happened to 1MDB’s Cayman Islands funds?

In early May, the Financial Times of London carried an in-depth feature on the City of London as a global money laundering hub, which...