The politics of concrete

Ever wondered why concrete is poured all over our planet, even for mega projects of questionable value?

Five reasons why ‘PTMP’ is a white elephant masterplan

Roger Teoh gave this presentation about half a year ago, but the points he raised are still valid. Take the time to...

Two BFM Radio interviews

This is that controversial BFM Radio interview with Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow. Your...

Penang reclamation: No federal decision yet!

What's going on here. Last night I wrote that I could not understand how Mahathir could go along with the massive reclamation...

A dark day for Penang

Today, the National Physical Planning Council meeting reportedly approved the massive 4,500-acre land reclamation project off the coast of southern Penang Island....

Monster highway approved: Welcome to the Parking Lot of the Orient

The federal authorities' "conditional" approval for the RM8bn Pan Island Link project will lay the foundation for further congestion in the state...

The remarkable school in Sungai Ara that Maszlee would dream of

No homework for pupils. Wholesome all-round education. A school farm where pupils can experience and learn living science. No extra classes or...

Rantau by-election not a disaster for Pakatan Harapan

While the BN's winning majority of 4,510 in the Rantau by-election yesterday might look large, it was actually a reduced majority compared...

Historic moment as pupils from two Malaysian schools join in Youth...

A wave of environmental consciousness is sweeping across young people in southern Penang Island. Pupils from...

MN D’Cruz – A passion for social justice

VALIATHURA, southern India, 23 November 1947 – It was like any other balmy Sunday evening at the beach in this fishing community.

Why does Penang need an elevated LRT when we could have...

... at a fraction of the RM8bn price tag for the elevated light rail transit? The above is the autonomous rail rapid...

‘You want answers? You can’t handle the truth!’

When the flurry of reactions to the Suhakam findings on the cases of enforced disappearances emerged, I don't know why I kept...

What a day … Najib trial drama; enforced disappearances; tunnel bribery...

At long last, 10 years to the day after he first became prime minister, Najib appeared in court for what promises to...

Large water spout sends flimsy roofing flying in Penang

One of the largest water spouts to spiral around these parts in recent times sent flimsy roofing flying over Tanjung Tokong in...

No federal loan for Penang transport projects? Turn setback into opportunity

The latest statement by Penang Forum just out...What do you think? Everyone wants the traffic...

‘Compensation’ bogey spreads from Penang to KL

It looks as if the residents of Taman Rimba Kiara are being intimidated by the prospect that the government might have to...

Court reserves decision in landmark Sungai Ara hill project case

Sungai Ara residents will have to wait a bit longer. The Court of Appeal has reserved its decision in a crucial case...

Why just Pan Borneo Highway? Ditch PDP model in Penang as...

Indications are that the project delivery partner (PDP) model could be on its way out for the 2,324km Pan Borneo Highway project...

Nothing but a farce

I have not really bothered with the draft Penang Structure Plan 2030 ever since the briefing to the public was cut short...

Five reasons why it would be good if federal loan for...

The reported 'bad news' that a bridging loan for phase one of the controversial RM46bn Penang land reclamation and transport plan...