Now activist Peter Chong reportedly missing

Update: Peter Chong returned to KL from Pattaya on 16 April 2017. He told police he had gone to Hatyai to find out more...

Packed Penang Forum 7 calls for moratorium on Pulau Jerejak ‘development’

Participants at Penang Forum 7: #SaveJerejak today called for a moratorium on any property development project at Pulau Jerejak, an island steeped in history. There...

Live – Penangites flock to Penang Forum 7: #SaveJerejak

It's a packed hall here at Penang Institute as Penangites show their interest in saving Pulau Jerejak.

Reminder – Penang Forum 7: #SaveJerejak

This forum on Saturday has received tremendous publicity in the media. It is the seventh major Penang Forum since 2008, this time speakers will...

Update: Third silent awareness walk in Penang to stop cruelty towards...

Update: A larger crowd is expected to turn up for a third Silent Awareness Walk on Sunday, 9 April at the Penang Botanic Garden...

Hadi’s bill farce: Political brinkmanship of the highest order

The saga of Hadi's bill in Parliament descended into a farce this afternoon amidst shouts of "Takut! Takut!" from opposition MPs when Speaker Pandikar...

Live – RUU355 di Parlimen; tiga sebab mengapa RUU355 harus ditepikan

Bagaimanakah rang undang-undang 355 naik tangga agenda Parlimen sekali lagi walaupun kerajaan telah memberi jaminan ia tidak akan membentangkan rang undang-undang itu? How...

Hadi’s bill: Opponents not taking any chances

Given that Umno MPs/cabinet ministers helped push up Hadi's 355 bill in previous sittings of Parliament, opponents of the bill are not taking chances. Already...

Najib’s favourite breakfast is idly – and five things we learned...

1) The bill to extend by five years the authority for the harsh security act Sosma, which allows detention without trial, has moved up...

Alarming images of Botak Hill

This is a close-up view of what Botak Hill looks like these days. The video footage was taken by a concerned Penangite. You can imagine...

A few Malaysian entities, individuals on US State Department’s sanctions list

A few Malaysian individuals and entities have appeared on the US State Department's list of sanctioned entities and individuals believed to "engage in proliferation...

Economic angle to government’s retreat on Hadi’s bill

It was a spectacular U-turn, after all the hype about the government planning to take over Hadi's bill. When it came to the crunch,...

The new Customs director general, the glass ceiling and the regressive...

When news broke that Subromaniam Tholasy had been appointed the new director general of the Royal Malaysian Customs, not a few Malaysians, especially those...

As bewildered motorists look on, water spout crosses over Penang Bridge

A water spout crossed over Penang Bridge as bewildered motorists looked on this evening. Does anyone else think the weather is getting a bit...

New wave of Chinese nationals drawn to Malaysia

A report in the South China Morning Post has highlighted a new wave of Chinese nationals moving to Malaysia. The report "Why are Chinese...

As Gurney Drive changes forever, a nostalgic 1970s video goes viral

This photo was sent to me a couple of days ago showing the outline of the massive land reclamation taking shape off Gurney Drive...

Tears over Tasik Chini – a once majestic lake now suffering

The biggest threat to Tasik Chini in Pekan is not the legendary Naga Seri Gumum (Malaysia's answer to the Loch Ness Monster) but corporate...

Aduh! Nik Abduh trounced in Pas divisional polls; Husam makes waves

Pas youth leader Nik Abduh Nik Aziz suffered a crushing defeat in his bid to wrest the number two post in the Pengkalan Chepa...

Who will live on all the artificial islands Malaysia is creating?

With restrictions on the outflow of funds from China, what kind of impact will this have on the sales of property especially those on...

Tanjung Bunga: Good for developers, depressing for residents

This was outgoing Tanjung Bunga Residents Association chairman Renji Sathiah's farewell address at the annual general meeting of the Tanjung Bunga Residents Association on...