The Jabatan Perancang Bandar dan Desa will be briefing the public on the draft Penang Hill special area plan on Sunday, 1 December at 10.00am at Auditorium A, fifth floor, Komtar.
Blog visitor Phua Kai Lit points out that the way we calculate GDP is deeply flawed.
Update, 24 November 2013: The winners for the three vice-presidents’ spots – Incumbent Salahuddin Ayub – 917 votes (753 in 2011), Former information chief Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man – 849 (n/a) and Incumbent Husam Musa – 520 (660). Incumbent Mahfuz Omar – 504 (616) and Abu Bakar Chik – 364 (previously contested for central working committee) failed to make it. Original post 23 November 2013: Mohamad Sabu has retained the Pas deputy presidency with an even larger majority, while Nizar Jamaluddin finishes third in the central working committee polls as the professionals and bridge-builders throttle forward despite the “hand-brake” applied by conservatives.
A couple of climate scientists speaking on the sidelines of the UN climate talks in Warsaw have called for radical economic change, including economic de-growth especially in developed nations, if we are to have any hope of curbing global warming. They also said high energy consumers, especially among the wealthier classes, have to reduce their carbon footprint.
Activists have gathered in Utah this week to protest at the secrecy surrounding the latest round of TPP negotiations, which will grant large corporations extensive new powers at the expense of the environment, public health and national sovereignty.