Monday, 25 January 2021

Fake ferry wars: Bridges (and tunnel) over troubled waters (Part 2)

In Part One, we looked at the failure of the Barisan Nasional government in Penang to move towards sustainable mobility.   Now, let’s look at the Pakatan Harapan’s record since 2008, when it captured power in Penang. The Penang government got off on...

Fake ferry wars: Bridges (and tunnel) over troubled waters (Part 1)

It was bemusing to see politicians on both sides of the political divide engaged in a recent war of words about saving the Penang ferries. Both sides seemed to agree that these “‘iconic heritage ferries” should be saved or showcased elsewhere so...

Aliran speaks on the emergency

A worrying development. Is the emergency motivated by politics or the pandemic? This is the latest statement by Aliran on the declaration of a nationwide state of emergency: Emergency smacks of Muhyiddin wanting desperately to cling on to power In the space of 24...

So this was 2020 … what happened to our Vision?

Not long before Rustam Sani passed away in 2008, I met him in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Though he was a giant of a public intellectual, Rustam, the son of the famous independent era nationalist Ahmad Boestamam, came across as modest,...

You Are My Land – a song by AMIRAH

Do you all remember Amirah? She's back with another haunting song, this time about our land. Artist: AMIRAH Composer: Amirah Lyricist: Amirah, Stolar Producer: Jeff Bova (Grammy winner) Publisher: Amirah360 Publishing Video: Stephen Rivera Lyrics animation: Dia Morgan In collaboration with Hands Percussion (http://www.hands.com.my) Clothing: Designed by Amirah (Kimono...

1.8 … This changes everything

Something happened over the last few years which has slipped largely unnoticed. The total fertility rate for the country has dipped below 2.1 and now stands at 1.8. What this means is that each woman in Malaysia is now likely to have an...