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...

PGCC and CGCC

Well, you all know what PGCC is by now - the massive RM25 billion Penang Greenwash... err, I mean Global... City Centre project.And CGCC?...

Migrant workers vs expatriates – glaring double standards

Today, I dropped by to check out the Migrants Sunday celebrations organised by the Migrant Workers Support Centre on mainland Penang.As I looked around...

Fahmi Reza’s outstanding film on the 1947 hartal

Remember the name - Fahmi Reza, the worthy winner of the Freedom Film Festival 2007. Last night I headed for the opening day's screenings...

Malaysian judiciary hits rock bottom

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlROjCITFvY&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0]Well, say no more! As my academic friend observes: ...this is a sterling opportunity to draw out the oligarchic control of this country...

NO! to M’sia’s FTA with police state, USA – Remember, 1.2...

The new US ambassador to Malaysia, James Keith is urging both Malaysia and the United States to conclude a Free Trade Agreement after an...

PGCC: Council to hear nearby residents’ concerns

Feelings against the PGCC are running high. Despite the mainstream media's almost total blackout of dissenting views, emails have been going around, highlighting the...