Penang assessment rate hike objections: The whittling-down exercise

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Hearing sessions are taking place in Penang Island and mainland Penang to allow upset ratepayers to present their objections to the hefty assessment hikes...

Now, Moovit public transport app has Penang real-time bus info

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Some good news for a change. The Moovit app, the number one app for public transport globally, has been around for quite some time...

How politicians fail to see the people’s silent suffering

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Politicians mistakenly believe that ordinary people are impressed with the big things – mega-projects and big-ticket announcements. But often it is the little things...

Mount Erskine by-pass road: Shifting jams from one junction to another

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This statement is by Penang Hill Watch. In the first place, how were all those high-density high-rise projects approved in the Halia area of...

Amazing wonder – extraordinary high-rise waterfall in Komtar!

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If waterfalls can swamp the higher floors of Komtar, right in front of their noses ... ... you have to wonder how they are going...

Five reasons why the Mount Erskine underpass is not the best...

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This Consumers Association of Penang statement is in response to the Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow’s claim that the Mount Erskine underpass is the...

Five reasons for Pakatan Harapan’s chastening defeat in Tanjung Piai

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The Pakatan Harapan defeat in yesterday’s Tanjung Piai polls was the most predictable of all the by-elections held since the 2018 general election. But the...

Siti Kasim’s Maju gets off to a flying start

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Last night some 2,000 people packed the Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall in Kuala Lumpur for a forum organised by Siti Kasim's...

Poll: Who would you vote for if you were in Tanjung...

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I know many of you are taking a keen interest in this by-election, perhaps hoping it would send a message to certain parties. Well,...

Save the dolphins, save ourselves!

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Something's happening in the waters off the southern half of Penang Island. Recently, a rare loggerhead turtle appeared in these parts and now ......

Poll: The alternative Penang LRT survey

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Recently, the Penang government claimed that 97% of 16,000 respondents to a survey on the proposed elevated light rail (LRT) in Penang supported the...

Flotilla of boats boosts fishermen’s protest against Penang reclamation projects

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More than two dozens small fishing vessels from mainland Penang crossed the channel to the waters near the Esplanade to express solidarity with other...

Penang land reclamation: Which side sounds more convincing?

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Last night, Astro Awani interviewed both Khoo Salma Nasution of Penang Forum and Dr Afif Bahardin from the Penang state government. Which side sounds...

Abandon cable car project, improve housing for the poor

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The following statement is by Mohideen Abdul Kader of the Consumers Association of Penang: he Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) calls on the Penang state...

In the midst of PenangTolakTambak, a rare turtle highlights what is...

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The rare loggerhead turtle, found in distress by fishermen in the waters off southern Penang Island on 7 September, was finally released into its...

Penang’s Bayan Lepas LRT: Glorious legacy or white elephant project?

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Our guest writer today is Khoo Salma Nasution: The environmental impact assessment report for the RM10bn Bayan Lepas elevated light rail (LRT) was released on...

One month after ‘city status’, section of building at Butterworth padang...

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A section of the Dewan Dato Haji Ahmad Badawi building, barely 20 years old, at the Butterworth town field, has collapsed (see video above). The...

A Budget to delight developers

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For me, the biggest news in the Budget today was the bit slipped in: foreign buyers will now be allowed to buy urban high-rise...

SST vs GST: A false debate

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It was not so long ago that cartoonist Zunar used to take the mickey out of former Prime Najib Razak and his Goods and...

Leading questions in Penang LRT questionnaire result in inflated 97% approval...

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The latest statement by Penang Forum: Penang Forum is alarmed that the Penang government could claim that 97% of close to 3,000 respondents had indicated...