The black hole of 1MDB

1MDB should have been rolling in the black with some RM12bn in land revaluation gains; instead it finds itself pouring money into a black...

‘Hundreds of millions in compensation’?

In all my years of observing politics, whether local or foreign, I have never before come across an administration that so frequently warns of...

Penang Forum highlights hill degradation to chief minister

Statement for the 11 January 2016 meeting with the chief minister of Penang issued by the steering committee of Penang Forum:We wish to...

‘Unmitigated disaster’ on Botak Hill, Penang Forum tells chief minister

The Penang Forum steering committtee released the following 'executive summary' to the media during its meeting with the chief minister of Penang:To address...

55 highrise blocks approved on hills of Penang in recent years

How is this possible? Not really heading towards a greener Penang, are we?

Save our hills declaration at Penang Forum

Over 200 people participated in the forum organised by Penang Forum on 12 December, reflecting the concern felt by many Penangites. At the end...

Hill degradation: Penang Forum steering committee to meet chief minister tomorrow

Some 16 steering committee members of Penang Forum, a loose Penang civil society network, are scheduled to meet the Penang chief minister tomorrow afternoon...

Penang transport masterplan flawed; more study required

The Penang Forum steering committee has just released this:The chief minister of Penang recently used the accident on the first Penang bridge to justify...

As Mustapa Mohamed talks up TPPA, USM students, activists stage protest

Some 30 university students and activists led a protest outside USM this morning against the impending Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, which would allow large multinational...

Penang ferries: Service to public, not profits, should be main criterion

Penang Forum has released the following letter to the press:The people of Penang Island and mainland Penang are suffering because of political malaise. Do...

Poll: Does Penang need more shopping malls?

http://polldaddy.com/poll/9260650/Does Penang really need more shopping malls in the next five years?Check out this report in The Star: 'Lim said the new shopping malls...

Penang ferries under ‘go slow’ instruction?

Penang ferries these days appear to be running at a slower speed compared to the 1970s.In the 1970s, a one-way trip (from the...

‘Those who do ill shall suffer more if they are not...

Some lunch-time philosophy: How is that those who are massively corrupt or evil seem to evade justice whether in the courts or even divine...

Five major Penang developers plan to build homes priced at RM0.5m-RM3.3m

When the Penang government allowed the maximum density of 30 homes per acre for residential properties to be raised to 87 homes per acre...

Liow, resolve privatised Penang ferries debacle before you think of privatising...

I knew this would happen.Just when KTMB is doing well and packing in passengers into new electric trains after billions of public funds were...

Hand over Penang port, ferries to state government, says Penang Forum

The ferry dis-service in Penang is ridiculous! Penang Forum has just released this urgent statement:The Penang Forum Steering Committee is heartened that the federally...

Red sea at Kuantan due to bauxite mining

LKIM (Malaysians Fisheries Development Board), please do something about this. What are you doing to protect the livelihoods of the fishermen there? Who is...

As ferry commuters fume, PPC asks Penang Port to defer reduction...

A temporary reprieve (see below).It is time to step up the pressure against the federal Transport Ministry, the federally controlled Penang Port Commission,...

Fishermen bear disproportionate cost of Penang transport masterplan

The financing model for the Penang transport masterplan and the very plan itself appears to be fundamentally flawed.For a start, it is the...

Residents see red over bauxite mining near Kuantan

A ban on Indonesian metal ore exports and the weaker ringgit and expanded alumina refinery capacity in China has led to a surge in...