PGCC: Why did the Penang Turf Club sell a goldmine?

Say you had a home that sits on vast, potentially valuable, prime land in a popular land-scarce island. You know that bigtime developers are...

NCER: Transforming agriculture – for whom?

On 30 July, the Northern Corridor Economic Region (NCER) master-plan was launched with much fanfare. Among other goals, the blueprint aims to transform agriculture...

Lipstick on the PGCC gorilla

The PGCC developers talk about building a zero-carbon city, but they don't tell us about the scale of carbon emissions during the years of...

Main Penang NGOs express alarm over PGCC

If Patrick Lim and Equine Capital think it is going to be smooth sailing after the Prime Minister announced that approvals for the PGCC...

What Patrick Lim didn’t show us: The missing 35 towers

Holy shmoly! What the...So PGCC master planner Nasrine Seraji claims I misquoted her and took her comments out of context. She was reported...

Towers rattle and shake after “iconic” towers’ masterplan launched

When I requested my late dad and my late grandma a couple of days ago to watch over the green spaces surrounding their final...

The mothership is landing…

And so Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi launches the masterplan for Patrick Lim's RM25 billion Penang Global City Centre project on 12 Sept.They say a...

Architect Nasrine Seraji exposes PGCC developers’ greed

The developers of the RM25 billion Penang Global City Centre (PGCC) project have been telling us how green and carbon-free their project is...

RM25 billion PGCC: 33 tower blocks, over 40 storeys each

It's a RM25 billion whopper: about 33 tower blocks, each over 40 storeys high on the land being used by the Penang Turf Club....

Timber firms to receive soft loans a.k.a. subsidies

Timber firms are set to receive millions of ringgit in soft loans from the government under a "reforestation" programme.In this article for IPS, ...

Fox makes its move

Not making much headway with the Penang-based NGOs, the Fox Communication/Equine people have now trained their sights on the Jesselton Residents Association, neighbouring...

A phone call from Fox

This is no rumour.I was reading an article by Raja Petra of Malaysia Today about Abdullah Badawi, Patrick Lim and rumours that someone had...

Unspinning Patrick Lim’s spin on his Penang mega project

So just as my public relations guru (PR Guru) friend predicted, the spin is out for the Penang Global City Centre (PGCC) project on...

An inspiring night

Just back from the dinner to celebrate Aliran's 30th anniversary - and being so close to the 50th anniversary of Merdeka and 44th anniversary...

RM4.6b PKFZ scandal a major embarrassment for PM

You know that whole official fuss about the Negara ku rap video clip?Well, my theory is that the official uproar was aimed at diverting...

Merdeka! But beware the new power…

Just watching the 50th Merdeka celebrations on TV and I can't help but notice how top BN politicians are dominating the proceedings.The 8tv...

Would Jesus want the Makkal Osai suspended?

This evening, I received an SMS with the intriguing question: "So u think Makal Osai shld b suspended?"Makai Osai of course refers to...

West Bank: Checkpoints, teargas and other daily oppressions

Here's a riveting account of what life is like in the West Bank. Making a guest appearance today is political scientist John Hilley, who...

PR firm soliciting NGO views on Penang mega project

I've just heard from a reliable source that a PR firm, Fox Communication, is going around meeting NGO representatives to find out their views...

Job materialises above my desktop

Sometimes its hard to understand the meaning of suffering and misfortune.I spent most of today running around taking the first step towards getting all...