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Video: Waves breach sea wall, overflowing into grounds of Penang hotel

Waves pounding the walls of the Straits Quay promenade at 7pm at a spot close to where over 1,100 acres of land is being reclaimed - Photograph: Chui Lim

A video has surfaced showing waves crashing over a sea wall and flooding the grounds of a hotel in Penang. It is unclear if it is a new incident or an earlier incident.

Trees near USM chopped; Peel Avenue palms tagged


Before the controversy over the 21 trees chopped in Tanjung Bungah could subside, another half a dozen roadside trees along Jalan Sungai Dua near USM were chopped on the eve of Raya.

Three ironies of our xenophobia


The first irony: We are now into the new Malaysia, where we are supposed to be celebrating our diversity. But one of the ironies of our time is that this celebration stops short of embracing the ‘other’ in our midst – migrant workers, refugees and asylum seekers.

Selamat Hari Raya in the new Malaysia

Wishing all of you, Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Maaf Zahid dan Batin – our first major festival in the new Malaysia.

German transport engineer: Penang making ‘serious mistakes’ with elevated LRT

German urban planner Alex Koenig warns that Penang is about to make “two serious professional mistakes” as it plunges headlong into SRS Consortium’s proposal for an RM8bn elevated LRT system from Penang airport in southern Penang Island to Komtar in the George Town city centre.