Monday, 25 May 2020

Raya greetings to you all – a new world beckons

As night falls on this first day of Raya, I couldn't let this day pass without wishing you all Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri. Here's a song from the heart - "The Night When The Moon Is Surrounded By Stars", a P...

Look how nature heals when people stay at home!

Blue skies, sparkling aquablue turquoise waters enticing you to wade in... when was the last time you saw the sea and the skies in Penang looking like this? This was what Batu Ferringhi was like, just over two weeks into ...

A happy Easter to all readers

Belated Easter greetings to all readers in these difficult circumstances. While some of us are privileged to stay at home and reflect and spend some quiet time, others are worried sick about their jobs and loss of incomes. Check out the...

In the midst of a pandemic, Rafidah says a ‘new virus has emerged’…

The good news is that the daily figures seem to be tapering off a little. No new cases in Penang today, and at the national level, the recoveries have exceeded the new cases again. But we really have to do more...

Only one new case in Penang over last two days as nature gets a breather

It looks like the number of new cases has slowed to a trickle in Penang - zero new cases yesterday and one today for a total of 99 so far. That is a welcome development. Nationally, the daily rate of increase in...

Martin Khor – Penang boy, global champion of sustainability

Martin's passing is a huge loss for Penang and indeed the world. A St Xavier's Institution alumnus, he studied at Cambridge University, played a leading role in Third World Network and rose to become a profound thinker, intellectual and champion of...