Provocateurs disrupt Mahathir’s forum

Mahathir's Nothing-to-Hide forum took a disturbing turn when provocateurs threw projectiles and flares inside a packed hall today.The authorities have to take stern...

Aliran celebrates 40 years of struggle for justice, freedom and solidarity

More than two decades before the reformasi movement was unleashed, a small group of Malaysians came together in 1977 to launch a multi-ethnic, multi-religous...

Transport mega projects: MIT researcher highlights failure of Penang government’s ‘top-down’...

The so-called upgrading work on the College Square field has now been put on hold following an outcry among local residents. Apparently they were...

Residents upset over concrete work in College Square green

Residents around College Square in Pulau Tikus, Penang are upset over plans for some sort of "jogging track" on this neighbourhood green. The issue...

High noon for 1MDB

At noon, 1MDB's "five business day cure period" was scheduled to expire.What do you call it when a "sovereign wealth fund" (or should...

New documentary on hazards faced by Penang pedestrians just released

A new documentary Road Wars: Pedestrian Strikes Back by Farhana AS has just been released in Penang highlighting some of the obstructions and hazards faced...

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...