Quietly, quietly, an ad appears in the papers

It never rains but it pours - and it is raining mega projects in Penang, whichever way you look.

PTMP funding model has failed: Time to scrap SRS proposal

The chief minister’s recent statement that the massive reclamation off the southern coast of Penang Island may be modified, scaled down or...

Press freedom: Build on creditable progress for freer expression

Since the last general election, the space for press freedom has expanded considerably. Almost overnight,...

Six reasons why fishermen oppose Penang’s massive reclamation

The fishermen have their say now: We are fishermen in Sungai Batu who are directly affected by the project...

Education minister, deputy both laud Sungai Ara school’s innovative approach

Good to see Education Minister Maszlee Malik and his deputy Teo Nie Ching both endorsing the Sungai Ara Tamil Primary School's innovative...

Penang: An obsession with airports, swap deals and land reclamation

You've got to wonder whether those thinking of these extravagant ideas have the best interests of northern region residents at heart -...

This is what we stand to lose…

... if the massive 4,500 land reclamation plan to create three artificial islands off the southern coastline of Penang Island proceeds.

Penang’s ‘golden zone’

This excellent piece about the southern coastline of Penang Island is by Khoo Salma Nasution. Bear in mind, this area is a...

Video of fishermen rescuing beached dolphin goes viral

A heart warming video of two guys, believed to be fishermen, rescuing a beached dolphin on mainland Penang, believed to be near...

Six key areas that new MACC chief Latheefa Koya should focus...

Selamat Hari Raya, folks! I hope you are lovely Raya break. While some of you were enjoying your ketupats, I was busy...

Penang land reclamation: Where is the sand coming from?

It is not just over 4,000 fishermen in Penang who will be affected by the 4,500 land reclamation project off the southern...

Five reasons to appreciate Sungai Ara Primary School’s holistic approach to...

Ever since the Sungai Ara Tamil Primary School in Penang became the talk of the town for its innovative approach to...

If even a 1.4km highway faces cashflow problems…

... what will happen when they try to build the RM9bn (or RM7.5bn, depending on who you ask) 19.5km "Pan Island Link"...

Ecological nightmare haunts Penang

Things are not looking good for the coastal waters of Penang, what with high contamination of heavy metals, even a dead zone,...

At busy Ramadan bazaar in Penang, young Malaysians call for climate...

The global event yesterday came two months after the largest international climate demonstration ever.

Land reclamation plans: Hong Kong vs Penang

Some similarities between the two places. Last October, Hong Kong revealed plans to reclaim 4,200...

Penang mega project: Public consultation or tokenism?

This was the press conference held on Monday at the CAP office - the first major event held there since the passing...

Photo of the day: #Puasa4Malaysia reaches sixth edition

A group of ordinary Malaysians calling themselves Malaysians for Malaysia got together in Penang a couple of nights ago under the banner...

SM Idris, eco giant, passes away; baton passed to young eco...

SM Mohamed Idris, the larger-than-life president of the Consumers Association of Penang and Sahabat Alam Malaysia for as long as I can...

Photos of the day: Dolphins bask in Langkawi

This brilliant photo by Jonathan Dexter shows dolphins having a good time in Langkawi - and in a way, highlights the importance...