Road to folly: Will building more roads solve traffic congestion?

MBPP councillor Dr Lim Mah Hui has written the following comment piece: Conventional belief is wrong Conventional belief has it that widening roads will reduce...

Are Penang transport masterplan’s projected ridership figures realistic?

The Penang transport masterplan, put out by SRS Consortium, has come up with projected ridership figures for the expensive elevated LRT from Komtar to...

Despite Azmin’s call, PKR reps slam Penang’s mega transport plans

PKR deputy president's reported warning to PKR reps to toe the line appears to be going unheeded. This is as it should be. Elected...

Mumbai monorail first phase seen as ‘failure’ – so why monorail...

Why are the Penang government and SRS Consortium adamant about monorail when phase 1 of the Mumbai monorail has encountered all sorts of problems. The...

Make public the consultants’ report on the Penang transport masterplan

The public is not being given the full picture at the various top-down 'public consultations' held. Among other things, they are not told that...

London’s new Mayor Sadiq Khan takes the bus to work

A fine example to set on his first day in office. The son of a bus driver, Sadiq Khan is seen here using the...

Kensington Gardens… in Penang? What next?

More clearing of our hill-side land for luxury property development - while we are experiencing a prolonged dry spell. This report says that about...

Namewee’s moving Mother’s Day tribute goes viral

The angry young man comes good and shows his softer side. Namewee, along with his mother, has outdone himself with this lovely Mother's Day...

Live – Mahathir speaks in Penang

Mahathir: "When you believe you can become popular by giving the people money, then you will find that the people will demand even more...

Live updates: Sarawak votes

So it is BN 72, DAP 7, PKR 3. So that is 10 seats for the opposition, which falls at the bottom end of...

Take that, Trump! Human rights lawyer elected London’s first Muslim mayor

Sadiq Khan, 45, a former newspaper delivery boy whose father worked as a bus driver after moving to Britain from Pakistan and mother as...

Crony capitalism: Malaysia is no. 2 in the world!

Now ain't that something! This will go nicely with our fifth place ranking in the list of countries with the most illicit financial flows...

Sarawak polls: Adenan is NOT the reformer he claims to be

PKR deputy president Azmin Ali is the latest opposition campaigner to be blocked in what is turning out to be the most farcical election...

Thousands of delegates flood Penang for controversial firm’s conference

Thousands of delegates, most of them apparently from India, have converged in Penang for a large but low-profile direct selling convention at the Spice...

Taiwan’s sleek new street-level light rail system

Check out Taiwan's first street-level light rail or modern tram sytem. The cost of the entire project is NT$16.5bn (RM2.0bn) for 22.1km with 37...

Penang transport masterplan: This neat video sums it up

This is a quick look at some of civil society's main concerns about the masterplan put forward by the project delivery partner SRS Consortium....

Why the Penang Botanic Garden is stuck in a rut

Of late, there has been talk that the Penang Botanic Garden should follow in the footsteps of its Singapore counterpart and apply for Unesco...

NGOs concerned about Penang transport masterplan

I think the problem is that the more expensive the masterplan that the consortium comes up with, the more PDP (project delivery fees) it...

Old Penang: Prangin Canal (Sia Boey) as you have never seen...

This is what Prangin Canal or Sia Boey in George Town, Penang, looked like in 1830, when the canal was much wider, leading out...

Another blow for Malaysia Airlines as CEO Christoph Mueller quits

The official reason given by sole shareholder Khazanah is that turnaround specialist Christoph Mueller quit "due to a change in his personal circumstances" after...