Saturday, 8 August 2020

Where does the SRC verdict leave Umno and PN?

The judge in the SRC case has found Najib guilty of all seven charges - a verdict that many had expected and many others did not think possible. This is a historic day - the first time a former prime minister of...

Penang state government should not burden people with more risks

This is the latest statement from Penang Forum. The financial risk from this RM46bn project should concern all the people of Penang. Bear in mind that the annual income of the Penang state government is around RM0.6bn per year. The statement: The Penang...

Why did the Penang government sign the ‘PDP agreement’ so hastily?

There are several things that must be clarified, in particular: what is the status of the fisherfolk's appeal to the Appeals Board against the environmental impact assessment? The Consumers Association of Penang has issued the following statement in response to the signing...

Another day, another mega project in Penang

With the rejuvenation of Nature during the coronavirus lockdown clearly visible, many had hope that governments would be more sensitive to the ecosystems. But not in Penang, where we saw: a renewed determination to pursue massive land reclamation an announcement of new...

‘Pesta Tambak’ continues in reclamation-obsessed Penang

Covid or no Covid-19, glut or no glut, the reclamation frenzy continues in reclamation-crazy Penang. This time, they are eyeing a prime waterfront stretch between the first and second Penang bridges - all 150 acres of proposed waterfront in four stretches...

Father’s Day tribute

Thanks to reader YMT for pointing us to this heartfelt song. We live in difficult times, so let us give thanks to those fathers out there who make life meaningful through their great sacrifice. And in these times of pandemic, for...