Today I was chatting with someone who owns a few stationery shops in Penang and I was told that "business is down" because prices have gone up. Later in the evening I chatted with the cashier at a petrol...
What is fuelling the protests and rallies and candlelight vigils and prayer gatherings? If we look at the Hindraf protest, it would be easy to conclude that the main issue is ethnic and religious discrimination, which has left many Indian...
Some 300 Indian Malaysians from the Makkal Sakthi ("People Power") movement, many of them clad in their trademark orange, gathered at Komtar this morning in an attempt to meet Penang Chief Minister Koh Tsu Koon at his office....
By now, we are gradually becoming familiar with the poverty, unemployment (especially among youth) and income inequality in Egypt that seems to be fuelling the protests. But what is less well known is that Egypt, like Tunisia, had only...
A morning blaze in a kampung off Mengkuang Road in Butterworth Fire in a kampung From a distance, grey plumes Darken the morning sky, Someone's in trouble, Someone's home is ablaze. Passers-by gawk in awe, Fire-fighters frustrated, As hoses run dry, Valuable moments lost. Flames dart higher, Zinc sheets...