Encouraging turnout for Mahathir ceramah in Umno stronghold

Some 2,000 people thronged a Mahathir ceramah in the parliamentary constituency of Tasik Gelugor in mainland Penang last night in a sign that his...

What is Bank Negara doing about all these get-rich-quick ‘money games’?

In these tough times, many have "invested" their hard-earned money in dubious get-rich-quick 'money games' or pyramid schemes, which probably carry high risks for...

Vicious cycle: High property prices squeeze consumer spending

The other day, The Edge business weekly (10-16 April 2017) carried a frontpage report stating that E & O was in talks to sell...

Mahathir’s party vows to stop TUDM base relocation in Penang

At a ceramah on Saturday night on mainland Penang, it looks apparent that Mahathir's Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) is trying to make its...

Away from public eye, chainsaw-wielding workers hack through Pulau Jerejak forest

Around the time Penang Forum 7; #SaveJerejak was taking place in early April, someone decided to move in and clear some of the forest...

Hundreds sign petition calling for humane control of strays in Penang

After three silent awareness walks in Penang in recent weeks, over 800 people have signed a petition to handle the population of strays in...

Chilling account of massacre in Pulau Jerejak during Japanese Occupation

When Rajindar Singh worked as a medical assistant* in charge of the treatment room of Camp 1 in Pulau Jerejak in the mid-1960s, he...

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...

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...