Sunday, 7 March 2021

Brilliant Chap Goh Meh moon over Tanjung Bunga

Photos by activist Meena Raman What brilliant moonlight on this auspicious day. It takes our minds off our troubles, at least momentarily. It reminds us that the light will always pierce through the darkness. And it is also a telling reminder we should...

TBRA calls for urgent investigation into forest fires

It looks as if things (fires and hill clearings) have been happening on the hills of Penang while the rest of us are under lockdown. This statement has just been released by the Tanjung Bunga Residents Association: The Tanjung Bunga Residents Association...

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,...