Huge peaceful protests are taking place in Israel - and there are lessons we can draw. Of course the first lesson is that large protests can be peaceful, and there is no need for heavy-handed action. There is...
The MBPP has to explain this project on a 5.0ha plot of land on environmentally sensitive steep hillslopes. About two thirds of the plot is above the Penang Structure Plan threshold of 250 feet above sea level. The plot...
From a source, I hear that the following compensation was offered to the villagers at tonight's meeting: Two-storey cluster houses: upstairs - 600 square feet; downstairs - 600 sq feet; outside porch, etc - 200 sq feet. The developer would allocate...
The biggest challenge for low-cost housing in the country - apart from actually building enough low-cost homes - is the maintenance of these blocks. The effectiveness of the maintenance depends on: the level of community solidarity (including an accountable...
Well done to the Selangor state government for protecting the rights of 270 settlers through its acquisition of land in Bukit Botak, Selayang. This goes to show that where there is political will to protect the people's interest, there...