Menapolis or Megalo(mania)polis? Outlandish concrete deck island proposal for Penang

An out-of-this-world proposal has reportedly been received from Hong Kong investors to build a 2500ha concrete deck island instead of reclaiming the Middle Bank...

Pykett Avenue mansion revisited

Heritage enthusiast tunglang sent in this photo story of the remains of a 19th-century mansion at Pykett Avenue that was suddenly demolished before MPPP...

Open letter to new Penang Island mayor

Penang Forum has written a congratulatory letter to the new mayor of Penang Island which also outlines the group's grave concerns over recent developments...

Komtaresque towers in Tanjung Bungah: Online petition launched

Residents of Tanjung Bungah have launched an online petition against a Boon Siew Group project that will see two 50-storey buildings, one 49-storey building...

Alert: Calling all MPs, vote against the Sedition Act amendments

2300: 108 BN vs 79 PR..AH pindaan ini dibaca peringkat JKuasa setelah PR kalah dlm undian.— Mujahid Yusof Rawa (@mparitbuntar) April 9, 2015 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js MPs in...

Pepper Estate residents near agreement with developer

If not for the initiative taken by the Pepper Estates residents committtee, the unity of the residents themselves, and the assistance of the elected...

Alert: Now they are trying to deny bail for sedition

Just when you thought things couldn't get worse. They are trying to amend the Sedition Act in Parliament. Govt is submitting an amendment to the...

Alert: Pota bill being steamrolled through in Parliament (updates)

0226 (7 Apri): The Pota bill is passed. Detention without trial is back. It is a hammer blow to democracy in Malaysia. Janji dicapati....

Imprisoned Anwar allowed to attend father’s funeral; Mahathir pays respects

Anwar Ibrahim was allowed to pay his respects to his late father Datuk Ibrahim Abd Rahman at the latters' home in Kajang. Anwar arrived...

Over 1000 residents sign petition opposing Komtar-esque towers in Tanjung Bunga

Residents of Tanjung Bunga packed a press conference this morning to protest against a Boon Siew Group project that will see two 50-storey buildings,...

Zunar to be taken in for questioning after posting bail

This is @zunarkartunis !Determined even as he is charged under #sedition act. #Malaysia (via @malaysiakini ) pic.twitter.com/1q1aOsTOu1 — Gayathry V (@gayathry) April 3, 2015 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js He had...

Zunar faces nine charges of sedition tomorrow

Even as Najib faces mounting pressure from Mahathir and Razaleigh, Malaysia's leading political cartoonist Zunar reports: "My lawyer just informed that the government will...

Pota: Striking similarity to repealed ISA

The good folks at Kajian Politik untuk Perubahan Malaysia have gone through the Prevention of Terrorism Act bill and are struck by how closely...

Blow for press freedom as Edge CEO, TMI editors arrested

Update: Lionel Morais, Amin Shah Iskandar and Zulkifli Sulong were released this evening after the police failed to secure remand. Release Kay Tat and...

Alert: Pota bills up for reading in Parliament on Monday (Updated)

Update (3.40pm): The Prevention of Terrorism bill was tabled today in Parliament. The bill, which allows for detention without trial similar to the ISA,...

Live – Rally at Sogo

Update: After the rally, PKR organising secretary Faris Musa was arrested for sedition and taken to Dang Wangi. Bersih tweeted that two others were...

Photo of the day: Rafizi, barefoot in ‘cuffs

Incredible. I am lost for words. But then again, this photo says it all. Words are superfluous. (function(d, s, id) { var js,...

The KL protest begins

This was at KL Sentral at around 2.00pm - ahead of the Sogo protest at around 3.30pm or 4.00pm. (function(d, s, id) { ...

Tian Chua detained by 20 cops; Rafizi, Hisham remanded for three...

Why 20 cops to detain Tian Chua (according to his tweet)? Why was Mat Sabu detained by armed men in ski masks? Why was...

‘Our heritage has no second chance’: Laurence Loh

Laurence Loh laments the poor protection of heritage buildings outside the Unesco heritage core zone. In 2011, Malaysian heritage celebrated a victory when the...