Najib has Trump meeting – but dignified Siti Hasmah could be...

While her spouse Dr Mahathir Mohamad was no stranger to controversy and criticism during his 22 years in power, Siti Hasmah Mohamad Ali herself...

Lembah Permai-Seri Tanjung Pinang viaduct not in paired road EIA, says...

Such a viaduct is bound to have serious implications both socially and environmentally, which should also have been considered in the assessment, says the...

Singapore firm’s prospectus reveals string of George Town properties it has...

A prospectus by Singapore's World Class Global Ltd reveals just how many George Town shoplots and other properties it has snapped up. The prospectus reveals...

No justification for RM1bn ‘North Coast Paired Road’ just to save...

The Tanjung Bungah Residents Association has released the following statement: The Tanjung Bungah Residents’ Association (TBRA),which represents residents in the Tanjung Bungah area, appeals to...

Fashion apparel firm proposes to take up 13% stake in Penang...

This is getting a bit bizarre. Fashion apparel firm Voir Holdings Bhd has proposed to take up a 13.2 per cent stake in Penang...

Zainal Abidin’s timely reminder amidst Sea Games, Merdeka euphoria

Update: A couple of hours after this blog post was put up, Youtube blocked the video of the Zainal Abidin performance last night because...

Penang Hills Watch highlights 12 hill-clearings in second report to state...

This media statement has just been released by Penang Forum. A dozen more hill-clearing cases have been reported. The Penang Hills Watch (PHW) initiative of...

The next general election: Why 2017 is not the same as...

In a blog post today, Ong Kian Meng has responded to a blog post by Salleh Said Keruak, who had argued that the breakway...

Startling figures for Johor property sales to foreigners, unsold homes

Ong Kian Ming of Penang Institute has revealed eyebrow-raising figures for Johor property sales to foreigners and unsold homes in projects undertaken by developers...

Our addiction to growth and tech fixes spells doom

I read this thought-provoking article the other day, which confirmed my gut feeling about the source of our environmental problems. The source of our...

Update: Fourth silent awareness walk in Penang to stop cruelty towards...

A fourth walk in Penang will be held on Sunday, 3 September starting at Sunrise Tower at 5.00pm.  A first walk from the zoo in...

Who’s attending Najib’s ‘record-breaking’ feast in Permatang Pauh? (updated)

Some 20,000 to 25,000 people are reportedly expected to attend a record-breaking nasi kandar feast while seated cross-legged in Permatang Pauh later this morning...

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...