It’s a home-grown resistance movement in Iraq

The New York Times has finally admitted in an op-ed video - in contradiction to some of its own reports - what many of...

Now you can watch Fahmi Reza’s hartal film

Go here to watch Fahmi Reza's outstanding film on the 1947 hartal - the winner of the 2007 Freedom Film Festival. It's worth the...

Surprise! Migrant workers from Malaysia remit more home

While Malaysians tend to look down on neighbouring countries because their workers are forced to work abroad and remit money home, few of us...

Wanna peek into the future…?

From one sorry-looking tower to another two: This is what the PGCC will look like from Komtar - but please, please remember that there...

Why are we subsidising the profitable IPPs?

Why are Malaysians - via Petronas - providing billions of ringgit in gas subsidies to the profitable IPPs?And yet, the government is...

Toh Kin Woon, the BN’s most principled politician

I was glad to see the Malaysiakini interview with Toh Kin Woon and sorry to hear that he is retiring from politics soon.I would...

Public meetings for lamp-posts – but not for PGCC

A few years ago, the government allocated funds to turn parts of the area around Jalan Kapitan Keling in Penang into a "Gold Bazaar".According...

Amidst the judicial shambles, a stunning Federal Court decision

All that bad news about the judiciary and the shambles it is in. Yet, amidst the uproar and outrage (and rightfully so) over the...

Guitarist-singer Alfred Ho turns to blogging, opposition politics

Just received the following in the mail: Dear Anil,Allow me to introduce myself. I am a blind individual in my 50s, and a singer,...

Penangites fume over PGCC deception at packed forum

Angry and disgusted: Strong views from PenangitesBefore the public forum this morning, organisers in the PGCC Campaign Group, a network of activists representing more...

PGCC and the “National Policy on the Environment”

A reader has alerted me to a creature known as the National Policy on the Environment.It can be found on the Mida website. Just...

PGCC: Now you don’t see it…

The Penang Turf Club land as it stands now (without the Penang Global City Centre) in the distance as seen from Komtar.Now you see...

Angry Penangites speak out against PGCC

Sentiment against the PGCC is clearly running high, judging from the angry and disgusted comments I have been receiving from concerned Penangites.Here's a sample...

Aliran Monthly contributor John Hilley arrested near Glasgow

The Glasgow-based political scientist and activist, John Hilley, who writes on global justice issues for Aliran Monthly, was among over 170 peaceful protesters arrested...

Attack on Iran foiled?

While our attention was focused on Burma, a dramatic incident took place in the Middle East: Israel's air-strike on a reputed Syrian nuclear facility...

Have the generals won in Burma?

So thousands of heavily armed soldiers are patrolling the streets of the Burmese capital, Rangoon, forcing the peaceful protesters off the streets.Have the hopes...

PGCC: It’s 40 towers, not 37

So the latest count is 40 towers of more than 10 storeys each, higher than our earlier estimate of 37 towers. This is the count,...

PGCC: There go the angsana trees

My sources tell me that the PGCC developer's consultants said yesterday they would avoid cutting down the trees along Scotland Road but admitted that...

Lawyers’ march, Burma’s struggle, PGCC campaign all related

This is a more realistic miniature model of what the PGCC will look like - Awful! What do the lawyers marching in Putrajaya, the ordinary...

Malaysians, Burmese march for democracy

Monks have been leading tens of thousands of people as protests rock Burma People are on the march in both Malaysia and Burma in their...