Anwar receives rousing Reformasi reception outside court in Penang

Hundreds gatherered outside the High Court in Penang on Monday morning to give Anwar a Reformai welcome in Penang. As you can see, Anwar...

Why Penang is no. 2 in CNN’s best places to visit...

Penang was chosen for its sumptuous street food and nostalgic heritage setting and easy walkability in the city. Not for its skywalk or theme parks...

In uncharted waters, 1MDB’s fourth auditor faces formidable task

Parker who? That was a common reaction on 5 January 2017, when 1MDB revealed its latest auditor – a little known firm – after...

Saifuddin Nasution faces tricky balancing act as Penang CM’s adviser

PKR secretary general Saifuddin Nasution's appointment as the Penang chief minister's strategic adviser has raised eyebrows among certain quarters. To some observers, the appointment...

Penang government must provide itemised breakdown of land sales, profits since...

So we now know that the Penang Development Corporation, a state government agency, sold land parcels for proceeds totalling RM1.9bn from 2008 to 2015. But...

Rafizi’s Invoke to hold fundraising dinner in Penang on 15 January

Dinner invitation cards are available from Dr Toh Kin Woon 019-4144392. Donations for tables going for RM1,000, RM3,000 and RM5,000. Single loose seats going...

An unusual Christmas homily for our time

(The singer above is Majida El Roumi Baradhy, a Lebanese soprano and UN Goodwill Ambassador.) A good friend of mine shared with me his Christmas...

Dr Lim Mah Hui’s resignation speech to Penang Island City Council

Dr Lim Mah Hui has stepped down as MBPP councillor representing the civil society coalition Penang Forum after serving six years. Penang Forum has...

Ill-conceived proposal for Penang Hill cable cars over eco-sensitive areas

Penang Forum notes: "A special review panel was appointed by the state government to study the Special Area Plan (for the Botanic Garden). The...

Penang land reclamation: ‘The incompetent leading the unwilling to do the...

Our guest writer today is Eric Britton, who discusses the land reclamation in southern Penang island, which is linked to the over-the-top SRS proposal...

Fisherfolk slam massive land reclamation plan at EIA public consultation

A large crowd has packed a hotel convention room in Teluk Kumbar for a public consultation on the environmental impact assessment study of the...

Penang transport masterplan: A scandal in the making?

This is another piece by Roger Teoh that is worth reading. He expresses more or less the same concerns that Penang Forum has been...

Debunking the Penang transport masterplan ‘spin’

This is an article by Roger Teoh, who debunks the rationale for building more highways in Penang: This article on the Penang Transport Master...

Three tell-tale signs that Malay support for Umno could be ebbing

If we were to study the images of Umno Baru president Najib Razak and Pas president Hadi Awang together at the rally for the...

Sia Boey: Battleground for two competing visions of Penang

Update: Now, there is talk that there is a plan for a much smaller station at Sia Boey. This could be located at the...

Flashback: KL Eco City – SP Setia’s deal with Umno foundation...

This is something I wrote on 7 August 2011, for your information: Cadangan S P Setia untuk mengambil-alih 40 peratus baki saham dalam KL Eco...

Welcome back, Maria Chin; now everyone can be an activist!

Brilliant news about Maria Chin's release. Take a bow all you Malaysians who campaigned hard for her release. The above award-winning song of light...

Police restore calm after hecklers try to disrupt Esplanade vigil for...

About 15 hecklers created a ruckus to try and disrupt a vigil by about 200 people for Maria - and Zunar, who is being...

Zunar brought to court this morning

Political cartoonist Zunar has been brought to court in Penang for a remand application hearing. Winner of multiple international awards for his courage as...

A day after his exhibition is disrupted, Zunar is arrested

Imagine that. His cartoon exhibition was disrupted by a pro-Umno mob yesterday but it was Zunar who was arrested this evening for investigations for...