Tanjung Bungah landslide: Five REAL facts you should know (updated)

Some purported "facts" are being circulated about the Tanjung Bungah project.Here's an alternative look at five critical issues:Was it really flat land...

Has Tanjung Bungah development been in line with Penang Structure Plan?

The over-riding plan governing development in Penang is the Penang Structure Plan. Gazetted in 2007, it should be legally enforceable.That, in my mind,...

Tanjung Bungah landslide: Penang government, council must explain why DoE objection...

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP), Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) and the Tanjung Bungah Residents Association (TBRA) are shocked to learn that the Penang...

BFM Radio interview: Tanjung Bungah tragedy – who’s to blame?

This is the BFM interview with me on the Tanjung Bungah landslide traged ythat was aired at 8.30am today across the Klang Valley. See...

At packed press conference, Penang NGOs call for wide-ranging independent probe...

Civil society groups in Penang - Penang Forum (of which Aliran is part), the Consumers Association of Penang, Sahabat Alam Malaysia, and residents...

Tanjung Bungah landslide site was the very first case highlighted by...

Of the dozens of cases of hill clearing highlighted by Penang Hills Watch, the site of the disaster this morning was the first in...

Landslide at Tanjung Bungah – this time no rainfall (updated)

A landslide has struck Tanjung Bungah somewhere in the hills near Lorong Lembah Permai 3 in Tanjung Bungah not far from TAR College at...

Unleash the writer within you! A young writers’ workshop

Aliran invites young people aged 18 to 35 to participate in our Young Writers Workshop with the theme "Youth aspirations and the 14th general...

24 residents’ groups issue wake-up call to resolve Penang’s flood problems

This statement was released today by a couple of dozen residents' group from all over Penang Island in the wake of the worst floods...

Anti-kleptocracy rally: Mahathir outlines Pakatan’s action plan if it wins power

Mahathir pledges that Pakatan would do five things after winning power at the general election:Catch M01 and his cohorts. Set up a royal commission of...

Packing them into the Penang Hill Railway trains

Yesterday, 11.30am Penang Hill at the summit waiting inside the train to go downhill.The photo was sent to me by a concerned Penang...

What is stopping more Penangites from taking the bus and cycling?

Independent film producer, Andrew Ng Yew Fan, one of three winners of the Freedom Film Fest's Malaysia Film Grants awards, decided to take the...

Caped campaigner Mahathir addresses Tian Chua vigil, calls for ‘change of...

It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's Mahathir speaking at a solidarity vigil for Tian Chua outside the latter's office along Jalan Sentul...

First, storm lashes Pas assembly; now lightning disrupts major Pas gathering

Just five months after a thunderstorm wreaked havoc at a Pas annual assembly in Alor Star, lightning struck during a ceramah at a major...

Art from the periphery – an antidote to materialistic capitalism

A Mixed Group Exhibition is being held at the Hin Bus Depot Art Centre along Jalan Gurdwara in Penang until 10 October.In our...

Enchanting lights illuminate the night during cancer awareness-raising event

Over a thousand people gathered at USM last night for the launch of the Relay for Life in Penang to support raising awareness of...

The changing face of the Tanjung Tokong coastline

This is the changing face of Penang Island along the northeastern coastline off Tanjung Tokong - part of phase 2 of the Seri Tanjung...

Safe cycling lanes: If Vancouver can do it….

Notice that these are dedicated - and protected - bicycle lanes. Protected bicycle lanes are probably what it would take to enhance public confidence...

3,000-strong crowd lap up Mahathir’s address in Kuching

A crowd of 3,000 turned up at the BDC Everise Supermarket car-park to listen to Mahathir's long-awaited ceramah in Kuching.An eyewitness said he...

Pas in dreamland?

So Pas wants to contest in 100 seats, with the goal of winning 40 seats. Pas secretary general Takiyuddin Hassan says the party has...