Aliran launches Regime Change book in Klang Valley on 22 September

Developments over the past 100 days of Pakatan Harapan rule have given us some hope that we are on the march towards not just...

Concerns about tunnelling for Penang’s ‘monster highway’

Make sure you head down to Spice for the 'town hall' meeting with the Department of Environment on Thursday, 22 September at 8pm regarding...

Next up: Talk on Pan Island Link at USM

After some uncertainty as to whether it would proceed as planned, a talk on the proposed RM8bn six-lane Pan Island Link and other highways...

Highway over parks? Lessons from Edinburgh’s aborted Meadows flyover

The calm and tranquility of two popular parks in Penang will be destroyed if plans proceed for an elevated six-lane Pan Island Link Highway...

Visiting US activist shocked by Penang’s outlandish transport plans

These powerful remarks were made by Katherine Egland, chairperson of the environmental and climate justice committee of the National Association for the Advancement of...

Worrying images along hill-slope road in Tanjung Bungah

If a short stretch of road on the hill slopes of Tanjung Bungah, near Chee Seng Garden, has turned out like this, what is...

Seri Setia and Balakong by-elections: Mixed results in terms of vote...

The vote share in the two by-elections in Seri Setia and Balakong revealed mixed results, so neither side can be too pleased. Seri Setia 8...

Review Pan Island Link highway in Penang

Aliran came up with a statement on the controversial Pan Island Link the other day: Aliran recognises that urban centres like the Klang Valley and...

Merdeka 2.0: A nation blessed, a new journey begins

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LsfValjaC4# So we are on the threshold of Merdeka once again. The first Merdeka since the arrival of the new Malaysia on 9 May —...

Time to scrap PDP model in Penang as well

Tony Pua has just said the project delivery partner (PDP) model for major infrastructure projects is likely to end soon. Let's see who else has...

My short vacation in Penang – using public transport

Our guest writer today is Azlan Yaacob, who recently visited Penang with his family. Commendably, they decided to use public transport throughout their trip...

Soil scientist: PIL tunnels will cut through three faultlines

An eye-opener for 200 people at a Penang Forum briefing in Chinese and English at the Teo Chew Association at Chulia Street this afternoon....

Live – Penang Forum 9 on PIL and RM46bn transport proposal

Standing room only now as 300 people cram into the seminar room at Dewan Sri Pinang. Please use headphones if the volume is too low....

Bus stop real-time display boards go on trial in Penang

Finally, electronic real-time display boards are on trial at a few places in Penang. If successfully implemented, it would encourage more people to use...

So they reached out to 17,000 people, eh?

I was amused to hear that the state government has reached out to nearly 17,000 people through “public engagement sessions” to explain details about...

Penang Forum 9 this weekend on the controversial RM46bn transport proposal

Only about two weeks remain for the 7 September deadline for public feedback on the detailed environmental impact assessment for phase one of the...

Penang’s RM46bn transport controversy: Let us not confuse the issues

Today I feature a response by Penang Island city councillor Dr Chee Heng Leng to a letter that appeared in the press. My fellow...

Why bulldoze a flawed transport proposal?

Our guest writer today is Dr SP Choong, who has been involved in sustainable transport initiatives in Penang for many years. There is now...

Unbelievable highway-building frenzy in Penang

At a time when visionary and progressive nations are turning towards more sustainable forms of mobility, Penang appears stuck in a 1950s to 1970s...

Is the RM46bn SRS transport proposal a multidimensional fallacy?

Alert: From what I understand, the environmental impact assessment, marine traffic risk assessment, social impact assessment, traffic impact assessment and fisheries impact assessment for...