This chart explains why folks in Sarawak are concerned

Just look at this constituency redelineation proposal for Sarawak and you will understand what is at stake. For more information, check this out. If this can...

Videos: New AG, Najib’s grip on power, and the gloomy economic...

A collection of videos here which sums up the state of the country today. Catch a glimpse of Najib's handpicked new attorney general, who...

Stop massive clear-cutting of Kelantan forests, says Husam Musa

Salor Adun Husam Musa has called on the Kelantan government to stop the massive clearing of forests in Kelantan. It seems like few lessons...

Pas-Perkasa pact muddies the picture

I am trying to make sense of this. Pas has been widely seen as drawing closer to Najib-Umno these days, and Ibrahim Ali was...

Meet the new (pseudo) human rights activists in town

Looks as if we have a new set of human rights activists in town. Mahathir and his former cabinet ministers are speaking out against...

How Obama hit a TPP birdie despite Malaysia’s trafficking bogey

Now this has largely slipped below the media radar. The US Friends of the Earth has filed a Freedom of Information Act request demanding...

Zeti fights back

Ooh La La. Things are moving fast after the Rulers' statement on 1MDB. Fresh from the attorney general clearing 1MDB for the second time...

The 2015 Nobel Peace Prize goes to …

The Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet comprising the General Union of Tunisian Workers, the employers’ union (UTICA), the Tunisian Bar Association, and the Human Rights...

Endgame for Najib?

On 9 May 2015, I raised the question, "How long can Najib last?" Two days ago, the Rulers issued a rare statement saying they...

Poorer economic conditions likely to hit government budget

Petronas' profit before tax has slumped by about 43 per cent so far in the current financial year and this is bound to have...

TPP: Will Najib ignore Stiglitz’s appeal?

This is Najib speaking at the UN general assembly, where he delivered an impassioned speech about the need to oppose extremism. (Check out 2:45...

Imagine a city with fewer cars: Park(ing) Day in George Town

Over 40 teams of Penangites were involved in creating mini pop-up public parks on 50 parking lots scattered around the heritage zone of George...

Petronas’ $36bn LNG project in Canada runs into turbulence

Petronas' $36bn LNG project in British Columbia, Canada has hit some turbulence in the wake of depressed LNG prices. And the scandals plaguing the...

Ringgit hits 17-year low as another key test looms

Check this out, the position at 28-29 September, courtesy of The Edge. Change so far in 2015 Currency Latest bid End prev year % Move Japan yen 119.29 119.66 +0.31 Sing dlr 1.4307 1.3260 -7.32 Taiwan dlr 33.280 31.718 -4.69 Korean won 1195.24 1099.30 -8.03 Baht 36.43 32.90 -9.69 Peso 46.92 44.72 -4.68 Rupiah 14715.00 12380.00 -15.87 Rupee 66.13 63.03 -4.68 Ringgit 4.4750 3.4965 -21.87 Yuan 6.3644 6.2040 -2.52 And...

As China envoy visits Petaling Street, Jamal is reined in (Updated)

By reportedly warning that a group of protesters would turn up again in Chinatown today to demand whatever, Jamal took a step too far....

Three ways the Attorney General’s Chambers can really honour Kevin Morais

By many accounts slain DPP Kevin Morais stood for justice and integrity in the battle against corruption. Many have paid him tribute, the latest...

Francis proclaims ‘right of the environment’, decries exclusion at United Nations...

The Bishop of Rome, Francis, has proclaimed an existing "right to the environment" and linked degradation to poverty, inequality and exclusion in a powerful...

Francis addresses joint session of US Congress

Francis on Thursday (24 September) made history by becoming the first Bishop of Rome ever to address a joint session of the United States...

How did Jalan Paya Terubong get flooded after ’30 minutes’ rain?

Look at the terrain in the satellite image above of the surrounding hills and you will not be surprised that Paya Terubong was flooded...

LRT extension: MRCB-George Kent award (Updated)

Update (23 September 2015): MRCB has issued a clarification following a Malaysian Insider report about the tender award for the LRT extension from Bandar...