King Tides provide a glimpse into how climate change will affect...

Can it be business as usual for us? Why weren't King Tides a big problem before? What has changed? What kind of impact will...

1MDB probe now touches on link to White House

In case you missed it. The plot thickens. Meanwhile, Leonardo DiCaprio is also under pressure over his links with 1MDB with a protest held...

Flashback: Cracks spotted along Batu Ferringhi road

Photos have been circulating of cracks on the hlll-slope roads leading to the Vale of Temp. Some time ago, I wrote a blog post about...

Public talk in Penang: It’s time for Bersih!

Pass the word around and see you there! And to mark Bob Dylan winning the Nobel Prize for Literature, this might be appropriate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7qQ6_RV4VQ

Is the natural and cultural heritage of Penang up for sale?

This is a guest post by Prof Emeritus Eric Britton: What troubles me most about the permissiveness and the ambition of present government policies in...

Violence by Red Shirts – How could this happen?

This is too much. We know the Red Shirts are trying to intimidate the public and deter them from participating in Bersih 5. But...

Penang Forum applauds city council’s attempt to clear George Town’s five-foot...

Penang Forum released this statement  yesterday, 6 October 2016 - but I didn't notice any coverage of this in the media. Syabas! Penang Forum would...

As convoy set to enter state, Penang Bersih 5 team announces...

Amal Relief Malaysia, a wing of Parti Amanah Negara, will assist in providing security for the Bersih 5 Convoy activities in Penang, the Penang...

Penang government rejects FOI request for access to SRS’ RM50bn transport...

Whither transparency? There was much talk in Penang about freedom of information last week especially around Right to Information Day (28 September). But sadly, when...

Johor police show the way in separating Red Shirts from Bersih...

Johor police appear to have acted professionally and firmly in keeping the Red Shirts away from a Bersih 5 convoy on 1 October 2016...

As Bersih 5 Convoy launched, Red Shirt mob harasses participants

The attempt to intimidate those participating in the Bersih 5 Convoy started this morning in Lumut. And later, see below. You judge for yourselves who...

Here we go: Bersih 5 Convoy begins on 1 October; Red...

Bersih 2.0 reports that the Bersih 5 Convoy will be flagged off at 9am on 1 October 2016 and will run every weekend until...

Where are these rocks at the Butterworth fishermen’s jetty coming from?

Media reports have been full about the scarring and blasting at quarries in Batu Kawan which have alarmed nearby residents. At the same time, over...

Land reclamation: The Tragedy of the Commons

This video has started circulating on social media, as if to say, "We are watching you!" It looks as if work on the land...

Pay heed to warnings from Nature

We mess around with Nature at our peril. This apparently happened in the last 24 hours near Gurney Drive in Penang where extensive land...

What’s happening at the fisherfolk jetty in Bagan Ajam?

The talk among a few locals familiar with the area is that the hive of activity at the otherwise quiet fisherfolk jetty in Bagan...

Happy Malaysia Day! A touching moment

Coach R Jeganathan embraces Paralympics T36 (cerebral palsy) 100m sprinter Mohamad Ridzuan, who clinched gold in a games' record time. This is what is possible...

What sort of development model is this?

It is becoming increasingly difficult for the fisherfolk of Tanjung Tokong to go out fishing, thanks to the 760-acre land reclamation and property development...

Ludicrous for developers to be money lenders

Excellent piece by MBPP councillor Lim Mah Hui: The proposal by the Urban Well-being, Housing and Local Government Minister, Noh Omar, to permit developers to...

Elevated LRT blues in KL

Another tourist attraction? A panoramic view of KL from a height while walking precariously on the maintenance platform alongside elevated LRT tracks. Two incidents in...