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When crime strikes close to home

Crime statistics may seem abstract but when it affects people you know, then it becomes more real. Over the last few weeks, I have come across the following incidents affecting relatives, friends and people I know.

Book launch: Operation Coldstore in Singapore 1963


Find out more about what happened in Singapore during the Operation Coldstore crackdown of 1963, when over a hundred activists, stalwarts of the opposition front Barisan Sosialis, newspaper editors, trade unionists and university students were detained.

As climate change engulfs Malaysia, water-bomber tries to douse Penang Hill fires

The Bombardier 415 water-bomber fighting the Penang Hill fires this morning.

Amidst a surreal hazy backdrop, a Canadian-made Bombardier 415 Super Scooper continued its aerial water-bombing this morning in a bid to douse the persistent Penang Hill fires.

Seri Tanjung Pinang Phase 2 detailed EIA: Public viewing period extended

A tiny notice of the original viewing period displayed on a board at the MPPP office at Level 4, Komtar

Following an outcry, the Department of the Environment has agreed to an appeal by the Penang state government for an extension of public viewing of the controversial three-volume Seri Tanjung Pinang Phase 2 detailed EIA report.

Water-bomber deployed as Penang Hill fires spread

The water bomber tries to douse the fires raging on Penang Hill - Photograph: Phee Boon Poh/Facebook

A Canadian-made water-bomber, a Bombardier 415 operated by the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency, was deployed yesterday evening as the smouldering Penang Hill fires spread to 10 hot spots.