Save Penang Hill 2.0 call goes out as 23,000 sign online...

The online petition to save Penang Hill can be found here. 23,000 signatures in six days is impressive by any standards. Expect more people...

Does Penang need a new airport?

Our guest writer today is Roger Teoh, who is doing his PhD in transport studies in Imperial College in London: The proposal to construct a...

Penang DAP election results

759 valid votes. These are the results, according to FMT. Chow Kon Yeow - 520 votes (69%) Jagdeep Singh 458 votes- 468 votes ...

Ignoring Penang NGOS, copying Hong Kong-style ‘development’?

The chief minister has said that if Hong Kong had taken the advice of Penang NGOs to stop all development following landslides, it would...

Karpal (2002): Compensate property owners affected by Penang highway noise pollution

"Those whose property is not acquired but nevertheless are affected by the PORR project with drop in prices of their property and the...

DAP calls for new EIA on Penang Hill project – in...

It is fascinating what some people continue to dig up. This excellent statement below was issued by the then DAP secretary-general, MP for Tanjung...

Widen the scope of penalty for blocking and damaging public spaces

This is a statement released by Penang Forum: Penang Forum welcomes and commends the Pakatan Harapan government for passing a bill to significantly raise the...

Requiem for CAT, as protesters slam unsustainable ‘development’ in Penang

Among the victims of the Bukit Kukus landslide tragedy on 19 October was a cat, which succumbed a couple of days after being pulled...

There goes Penang Hill – two new hotels coming up

While the Bukit Kukus tragedy is still fresh on our minds, plans to build two new hotels on Penang Hill have finally been unveiled....

Why the minimum wage should be RM1,800 today – not RM1,100

Wishing all readers a Happy Deepavali and hope you are having a wonderful break. Some of you have asked for some thoughts on Budget 2018. Well,...

More trees chopped down

These are trees chopped down a couple of days ago in the Peirce Road area not from from Island Hospital. How many more roadside...

These two simple charts destroy the myth that Penang needs more...

The chart above by Penang Forum shows us that cars make up 96% of the modal share in Penang compared with just 33% in...

Rise of green movement fills opposition vacuum in Penang

The Malaysian Insight did a series of articles on Penang recently, and as part of their journalistic work, they asked me what I thought...

Ladies and gentleman, we have arrived at Penang International Airport

This is our "iconic" international airport at Pulau Pinang "Darul Banjir". Let's clear more hills, build and widen more roads, and pave paradise. Let's say...

Include Penang Forum in panel probing Bukit Kukus landslide tragedy

The latest statement from Penang Forum: Penang Forum deeply regrets the tragic loss of lives in the Bukit Kukus landslide tragedy on 19 October 2018,...

Concerned Penangites hold vigil outside Town Hall as city councillors meet

A vigil in solidarity with the landslide victims was held at the Penang Town Hall this morning (see above) while inside the building the...

Penang landslide: The ‘elephant’ on the hill

Some have described the politicians' responses in trying to deflect the blame for the landslide down the line as "tai chi". But a friend...

Penang landslide: Stop passing the buck

Another statement from Penang Forum: It is with great sadness that Penang Forum is issuing this press statement about the Bukit Kukus landslide tragedy. On...

Danger still lurks at Bukit Kukus landslide site

So... a body has been found, which was not listed as missing. What was he doing at the site? Was this an undocumented worker?...

Killer landslide: Stop hill-slope development projects immediately

Aliran has just released this statement: Aliran is appalled at the loss of workers’ lives in a landslide at the Bukit Kukus paired road construction...