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...

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, ...