Young people lead climate change protest at Penang Esplanade

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This was the protest at the Esplanade in Penang on Saturday evening, 21 September – in the middle of the smog that has blanketed the region.

It is obvious that many adults don’t care about what kind of world they leavebehind. For them it is all about business as usual and growth and and FDI – never mind the environmental implications.

And so it up to the young people to take the lead and sound the alarm over climate change.

But they are not amused by adult inaction and apathy. Listen to young climate activist Greta Thunberg: “You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words – and yet I am one of the lucky ones. People are suffering, people are dying, entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the beginning of a mass extinction, and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth. How dare you!” Watch her full speech.

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Kim Poh Poh
Kim Poh Poh
24 Sep 2019 12.15pm

Climate change drastically so more important to have sustainable hill preservation and to have minimal physical development of Penang Hills so that all whether riich or poor can enjoy the natural beauty.

https://www.thesundaily.my/opinion/natures-gift-for-all-penangites-MK1396860

East coast of Penang, the coastline being designated for IJM development in exchange for the Jelutong highways. Some parts of coastlines are now exclusive for the gated community of expensive condos, only private access even Anil and myself are barred.

Milk Tea
Milk Tea
24 Sep 2019 6.48pm
Reply to  Kim Poh Poh

Well said.DAP build coastlines for foreigners to enjoy? What kind of rubbish government is this…rubbbbbiiiiiisssshhhhhhhhhh

Shriek
25 Sep 2019 11.14am
Reply to  Milk Tea

Peng land lang don’t go to beach to enjoy.. They go to beach to work like fishing. Tu lang go to belum valley. You go to pas and enjoy talking religion, race and anything to gorek

Wei
Wei
25 Sep 2019 11.40am
Reply to  Milk Tea

..does DAP stop you from buying those properties? when you want to join lunar tic party…you bunch are match made in heaven…LOL

Pipit
Pipit
29 Sep 2019 8.29pm
Reply to  Wei

The National House Buyers Association (HBA) has likened the Real Estate and Housing Developers’ Association’s (Rehda) focus on luxury properties to trying to sell “nasi quinoa lemak with wagyu beef” but later found that people won’t buy them.

This came after Rehda dismissed HBA’s criticism that developers were building luxury properties that locals do not need, using the analogy that they will not sell nasi lemak that people don’t want as it will become stale.

https://m.malaysiakini.com/news/493769

Both are wrong. Malaysians’ priorities are buying personal cars, not homes.

Wei
Wei
25 Sep 2019 11.46am
Reply to  Kim Poh Poh

hehe…all private residence are off limit to outsider…all these private land owner occupy the land and in effect deny access to all other people, not just the coastline but every single private land….so why you not making noises ??

Shriek
25 Sep 2019 4.13pm
Reply to  Kim Poh Poh

I do not know Ali in kg kampong. Yet I do go there even it is ungated.Even if I go there the place has been blocked by buildings. How to see? Better see cewek swimming. But will they allow cowok to see?

Xijin
Xijin
26 Sep 2019 4.30pm

No need to protest.
But just go and educate people not to harm environment.
Be a positive change agent.

Pipit
Pipit
26 Sep 2019 12.07pm

GEORGE TOWN: Thrill seekers will be in for an adrenaline-pumping experience when the world’s longest tube water slide in Escape Theme Park in Teluk Bahang opens next month.

The 1,111m-long attraction made it to the Guinness World Records (GWR), beating the previous record length by over three times.

https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2019/09/26/ride-down-the-worlds-looongest-tube-slide#R9dUXeRAJFlFlsJW.99

Don Anamalai
Don Anamalai
26 Sep 2019 1.02pm
Reply to  Pipit

This will attract more tourists, hopefully from overseas to stimulate Penang economy. F&B and Hotel, Hostels and Airbnb in Pensng will benefit!

Shriek
26 Sep 2019 7.45pm
Reply to  Don Anamalai

Then susu teh and poh2 must bring their all in the families. Government allow to build such facilities to relax and have fun. See when gomen encourage developer to build this, no comment from susu teh. It is going to be 2 years susu teh said he is moving to PAS KB. Pass or ta PAS or PAST?1

glissantia
glissantia
27 Sep 2019 1.02pm
Reply to  Pipit

Reminds me of the world’s longest dodol, largest gathering doing something silly, etc. In KL which has a glut of office space as elsewhere, PNB is spending money meant for investment on another one-up-manship skyscraper. This is different from the 1MDB skyscraper.

Wei
Wei
28 Sep 2019 12.08pm
Reply to  glissantia

hehe..nothing silly about this..only silly people thought it is silly..it actually make business sense..if you want to do it might as well do it big to draw attention..

Anjadee
Anjadee
28 Sep 2019 12.21pm
Reply to  glissantia

Glut properties can become hostels for our foreign workers!

A win win solution.

Also good for our foreign workers a humane treatment.

Don Anamalai
Don Anamalai
24 Sep 2019 1.02pm

Better to teach these children not to anyhow litter, avoid single use plastics and save water/electricity.

Pipit
Pipit
24 Sep 2019 5.56pm
Reply to  Anil Netto

If their commitment is not strong, they will lose the consciousness when grows up and emulate today’s adult in damaging the environment with litter, cigarette smoke, car exhaust, plastic waste etc.

Pipit
Pipit
27 Sep 2019 12.17pm
Reply to  Don Anamalai

Siti Kassim on our “doomed” education system:

https://m.facebook.com/1317155576/posts/10220452395442735/

XiaoXiaMee
XiaoXiaMee
28 Sep 2019 11.56am
Reply to  Pipit

Our students are brainwashed in national schools?

No wonder most Chinese avoid national schools because of its religious overtones!

Pipit
Pipit
28 Sep 2019 7.58pm
Reply to  XiaoXiaMee

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 28 — Despite the high number of graduates with a first-class degree, youth unemployment remains high because of the lack of digital skills, Education Minister Maszlee Malik said.

https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2019/09/28/maszlee-youth-unemployment-high-due-to-lack-of-digital-skills/1795244

In other words, courses offered by the IPTAs are not relevant to market needs.

Maurice
Maurice
30 Sep 2019 11.18am
Reply to  Pipit

If you read the latest issue of print edition of The Edge, our current pension scheme of civil service is a big financial burden to our nation.

Need to revamp the outdated pension scheme else we will go bankrupt later! So no need for civil service to hire those unemployed graduates like before!

tunglang
tunglang
26 Sep 2019 7.57am

2 straight days of sudden storms that brought unexpected torrential rain & high speed wind in the afternoon on Tuesday & Wednesday. Part of Anson Road was flooded on Wed which saw rain coming down like buckets of water pouring onto car windscreens which rendered driving visibility unsafe. It rained for less than 15 minutes.
Yesterday (Wed) I was parking my vehicle in an alley to wait out the storm & my car was ‘pushed’ by the howling winds even with handbrake on. It rained for about 30 minutes.
The coming afternoons are cautioned for the expected unexpected.

Shriek
26 Sep 2019 7.51pm
Reply to  tunglang

Tu lang, still drive car? May have to change to a dinghy. Report said miscalculation. Sea level will rise by 1.1m and not 0.9m by 2100. Many countries failed to reach their promise target of CO2. reduction.1.1m raise? Whole Penang heritage gone.

Wei
Wei
25 Sep 2019 11.53am

NGOs now using the children to do their bidding at a time when the haze filled the air…really despicable act by these irresponsible people

Milk Tea
Milk Tea
25 Sep 2019 6.40pm
Reply to  Wei

Much worse than the high rise we have to endure in every part of Penang. NGO did more work for Penang than the state.

Shriek
26 Sep 2019 8.02pm
Reply to  Milk Tea

Tulang live in high rise. He do not want to stay in Wong fei Hoong type of heritage house and in tree top in belum valley

Milk Tea
Milk Tea
24 Sep 2019 1.33pm

Anil, do you support school kids skipping school to protest like Greta? It seems like this is a trend in the west…

Shriek
25 Sep 2019 11.19am
Reply to  Anil Netto

Susu teh comment for the sake of kbkb. Sleeping orso want to kbkb. Go and change to lim kopi or drink toddy.

Milk Tea
Milk Tea
25 Sep 2019 6.37pm
Reply to  Shriek

Everyone kpkb because your boss cakap xserupa bikin, your boss 2 term parliament got pension d, normal folks need to work hard.

Shriek
26 Sep 2019 7.56pm
Reply to  Milk Tea

Your boss better. Get sooo much from Jib. Why kbkb? Go join politics. Better join PAS, you will pass. PAS needs non bumi like you for publicity front. Most of all you make good kbkb.

Pipit
Pipit
29 Sep 2019 11.11am

KOTA KINABALU: The Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) is now recognised by the Sabah government, making it the fifth state in the country to give the nod to the certificate taken by students at independent Chinese schools.

https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2019/09/29/sabah-recognises-uec-as-qualification-for-tertiary-admission-civil-service-employment

Pipit
Pipit
26 Sep 2019 4.01pm

Concerns over Islamic housing project in Selangor, but developer says it is no place for extremists

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/malaysia-cyberjaya-islamic-housing-development-raudhahville-11938296

tunglang
tunglang
27 Sep 2019 9.49am
Reply to  Pipit

Housing projects should be for all races & not restricted to one religion. Otherwise, Malaysia Baru of integration of all Malaysians is but a dream in the dark Katak Tempurong echoing with calls for religious purity (halal) & bigotry.

Anjadee
Anjadee
28 Sep 2019 12.22pm
Reply to  tunglang

We live in “animal farm”, some are more equal than others get special discount of housing!

So much about shared prosperity!

Pipit
Pipit
26 Sep 2019 3.34pm

New attraction soon at the Esplanade?

GEORGE TOWN, Sept 26 — The whole RM30 million north seafront project that encompasses the sea wall, Fort Cornwallis, Light Street and the Queen Victoria Memorial Clock Tower is expected to be completed in 2022.

Shriek
26 Sep 2019 8.00pm
Reply to  Pipit

Susu teh and poh2. Better start to buy easy canvas chair and better a tent ready to see which spot to reserve to enjoy the coastline and sea front

Milk Tea
Milk Tea
24 Sep 2019 1.47pm

Penang has been infiltrated by tons of illegals and foreigners, hardly see any Malaysian now. These people are polluting our place, destroying our property and job market. Penang will not be the place it used to be 20 years back. DAP has done nothing!

Milk Tea
Milk Tea
24 Sep 2019 6.43pm
Reply to  Anil Netto

My bad, it is the state government and those greedy developers… Hope MCA are chosen for the Johor seat and beat … Bersatu to show that there is still alternative.

Don Anamalai
Don Anamalai
24 Sep 2019 1.10pm

Greta Thunberg addressing the world at UN:

https://youtube.com/watch?v=_pQiCew4P34

Meanwhile most of our young folks are littering the world with single-use plastics of bubble tea!

tunglang
tunglang
1 Oct 2019 9.53am

Yoursay: Developers should sell ‘nasi lemak’, not ‘wagyu steak’
https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/493946

Own up to your miscalculated mistakes & greed. Make a loss & learn, otherwise you will forever be arrogant & greedy without self restraint & responsibilities.
No gomen ‘help’ to sell your unsold properties. Final.

Shriek
3 Oct 2019 8.07pm
Reply to  tunglang

Tu lang can ride a push bike like he used to do. Or slightly better use ah boon kapcai which is over 100 km per gallon. Why tu lang wants a wagyu vehicle a 4wd which like drink vodka?

glissantia
glissantia
30 Sep 2019 1.17pm

All those in anguish over the “heroes” and “injustices” in HK, please look up independent reports like this one:
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/52247.htm

Whether you remain trapped in the deceit of the Matrix or become free is a conscious personal choice.

Wei
Wei
2 Oct 2019 9.29am
Reply to  glissantia

hehe….coming from RT (Russia Today.. a STATE media), report is independent ?? my dog is laughing at you……LOL

Anfield
Anfield
5 Oct 2019 3.37pm
Reply to  glissantia

Using violence and vandalism to justify democracy?

Hong Kong youth is destroying their own future.

Pipit
Pipit
28 Sep 2019 10.41am

Former Malaysian international footballer Datuk M. Chandran passed away peacefully at his residence in Ampang Jaya on Saturday (Sept 28). He was 77. RIP.

Margie
Margie
27 Sep 2019 10.10am
Maurice
Maurice
30 Sep 2019 11.20am
Reply to  Margie

I think you are the type that think Harry Potter is witchcraft and evil?

Be more open mind! No need to be extreme.

Pipit
Pipit
1 Oct 2019 12.17pm
Reply to  Maurice

Certain people still think Eagles’ “Hotel California” refers to satanic church established in 1969 in a hotel in California, with reference to the lyrics that wine (holy spirits) was not served there since 1969, a place that you can check in but never check out (no redemption).

tunglang shoukd be aware.

tunglang
tunglang
1 Oct 2019 11.21pm
Reply to  Pipit

This is still my most loved song of my life! The acoustic guitar is heavenly & the next best thing to Indian Sitar! No need for drugs!

OKFL
OKFL
4 Oct 2019 4.56pm
Reply to  Pipit

The Church of Satan connection Perhaps the wildest yarn spun about Hotel California is the myth that the LP was some sort of love letter to Satan — especially the title song, with one theory citing mentions of “the master’s chambers” and “the beast” as references to infamous Church of Satan founder Anton LaVey. Perhaps the creepiest coincidence giving weight to the theory is in the photo on the inside gatefold of the original vinyl. There, if you look above the crowd surrounding the Eagles to the balcony, you’ll see a shadowy figure who appears to be dressed in a… Read more »

Kim Poh Poh
Kim Poh Poh
1 Oct 2019 3.34pm
Reply to  Margie

Some like ZZTop, Eagles but i recommend Audioslave’s Like A Stone with its guitar licking you can shriek along.

Jeremy Pearl Jam
Jeremy Pearl Jam
3 Oct 2019 3.21pm
Reply to  Kim Poh Poh

Sadly Chris the lead singer took his own life and we lost a great vocalist if Soundgarden and Audioslave. But many suspect his death is caused by a 3rd party similar to (suspicions surrounding) the death of Anthony Boursin…?

Rock music is dead today because young people prefer to rap and sample music instead of picking up a guitar or hitting a real drum!

SpaceMarine
SpaceMarine
26 Sep 2019 9.15pm

REHDA: Buy property immediately, don’t wait

https://www.nst.com.my/business/2019/09/524785/house-purchase-should-not-be-delayed-rehda

Young buyers are urged to buy properties within their budget rather than delaying their purchases to reach certain income to buy their dream houses.

“If you delay buying a house till you can afford it, the housing prices will appreciate. But I would recommend people to buy a house that they can afford instead of a house they ideally want to stay in,”

Yes..be a good goyim and buy the houses.

glissantia
glissantia
24 Sep 2019 1.14pm

This is the latest spin or waffling to distract from the lack of effective, substantial, coordinated and urgent action on CC. Compare it to the earlier green-washing, including CSR, by major businesses. It keeps the masses vagely occupied on this topic. We could compare the cynical publicity for the children’s protests to that for a pious religious procession. In any case, the plunder will go on: debt, corruption, destruction, exploitation, violence, poisoning, cheating, sales, profits, etc. — in a cycle “for ever and ever”. Otherwise, as Prof. Michael Hudson emphasises, the whole house of cards will collapse, at least for… Read more »