Blowing RM8.4bn on a single LRT line in Penang

SRS Consortium is planning to build an elevated light rail transit system from Komtar to Bayan Lepas and beyond - which would cost RM8.4bn...

Proposed road projects in Penang not a solution to traffic problem

The Consumers Association of Penang and Sahabat Alam Malaysia have chipped in with their thoughts on the three proposed highway projects in Penang. Their statement...

Tanjung Bunga residents object to ‘north coast paired road’ on hill...

Tanjung Bunga Residents Association has criticised the Environmental Impact Assessment of the "north coast paired road" from Teluk Bahang to Tanjung, saying that the saving...

Heads turn as Zunar shows up for Aliran forum in blazing...

Zunar stole the limelight when he showed up in blazing pink for the Aliran forum on Defending Freedom of Expression at the Caring Society...

Tanjong Tokong, Gurney Drive land reclamation – who profits, who loses

Those involved in land reclamation, construction of property highways, and developers are likely to profit the most. But the environmental implications of the 891-acre...

Fascinating film footage of mid-20th Century Penang

This video footage gives us a rare glimpse of life on the streets of Penang in the middle of  the 20th Century. Check out...

Mahathir’s emergence a morale booster for opposition

This was the scene in Penang last Friday at Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia's open house. Meanwhile, the Invoke Centre for Policy Initiative's most recent...

‘Noise will be an issue’: Penang elevated highways will pass near...

"Noise and vibration from traffic movement" will be an issue for residents living in a string of apartment blocks, according to the environmental impact...

After Penang landslide, RAs call for stronger hill protection

A landslide in Paya Terubong has left residents in jitters and highlights the need to safeguard our hills and steep hill slopes from property...

Anwar, Mahathir, Wan Azizah menerajui barisan pimpinan Pakatan Harapan

So Anwar will be de facto leader, Mahathir the chairman and Wan Azizah the president of the coalition. Who could have imagined. But the...

What you don’t know about the proposed three major roads in...

So many people in Penang are not even aware of the environmental implications of the proposed three highways in Penang. So how can they...

What happened to the ‘case of the century’?

The Penang state government had said this would the "case of the century for planning law" in Malaysia but then the MBPP changed its...

Debacle over privatisation of Penang port

This is a media statement just released by Aliran: Here’s another example of how privatisation has not benefited the people. In 2014, Penang Port Sdn...

Photo of the day: The Doctor’s rehabilitation continues

Who would have imagined. Mahathir and Siti Hasmah with Anwar's daughter Nurul Izzah. Under the translucent light , in the...

Mahathir backs Anwar for PM: Rehabilitating the Doctor

In a remarkable turn of events, Mahathir has told the Guardian that he would have "no objection" to Anwar becoming prime minister. He also said...

Butterworth Art Walk revitalises back alley, draws in the crowds

While all attention is focused on the street art on Penang Island, Butterworth has quietly been stepping up its own street art scene with...

Penang over the years: Over 300 vintage images

It was quite a different world back then. Have all the changes made been for the better? Nostalgic Penang-Large Collection of Vintage Photographs (F)http://www.authorstream.com/player.swf?fb=0&nb=1&ct=5&rl=0&ap=0&pl=as&p=2022755_635227276650095000&fi=1 In...

Is Penang really greener?

Dr Lim Mah Hui discusses the recent controversy over whether Penang is really greener these days - or otherwise: Has Penang become greener? The...

The world’s safest airlines for 2017

The plane that "shook like a washing machine" has unnerved some air passengers. ABC reports that yesterday's apparent engine failure "adds another chapter to AirAsia's...

Photos of historic interfaith walk, breaking of fast in Penang

People of other faiths joined in solidarity with Muslims who were breaking their fast at the historical Acheen Street Mosque in Penang last night....