Proposed elevated LRT in Penang too early and too late

The following piece by Lim Mah Hui is bang on target. I doubt the pro-elevated LRT camp will be able to refute...

Grave environmental concerns as Penang ushers in 2019

A sobering message as we usher in 2019. Wishing you all the best in the coming year. See also this Aliran statement...

Youth Park regulars worry about breathing fumes from proposed mega overpass

Activists from Penang's emerging green movement gathered at the Penang Youth Park this morning to display a model of an 80-foot-wide six-lane...

Taiping listed in Sustainable Destinations Top 100 list

Taiping has just been included in the 2018 Sustainable Destinations Top 100 list. According to the...

A Christmas tribute to the Crazy Ones

On a dark night, in a distant frontier of the oppressive Roman Empire, a child was born who would go on to...

Students say political rights amendment falls short

The recent vote in the Malaysian Parliament to pass amendments to three acts to allow students greater political freedom has been...

Restore local elections

No racial trouble broke out as a result of local council elections in Penang in the 1950s and 1960s (at least, not...

Saving Sungai Ara – and the PIL threat

The popular linear park of Sungai Ara (River of Figs) is likely to be severely compromised by the six-lane Pan Island Link...

Umno’s shocking implosion: Onn Jaafar’s vision is the party’s last hope

With most people absorbed by the ongoing implosion of the United Malays National Organisation (Umno), a major shift happened a couple of months ago...

Jho Low’s gift: This is what a see-through piano looks like…

This is the sort of piano that Tanjung Bungah boy Jho Low reportedly gave to supermodel Miranda Kerr in 2014. Another photo of...

Aliran releases music video to commemorate Human Rights Day

Check out this new music video released by Aliran. That should maybe counter some of the negative vibes in the air today. I don't expect the...

Is Penang turning into another Hong Kong?

Take a look at these photos taken by a concerned Penang resident. If you think the background of the photo above looks ominous, wait till...

Pop quiz: If you led a state government …

Let’s assume a hypothetical situation: If you led a state government and there was some idle governmental land within close range of a handful of...

These two Zunar cartoons sum up the situation in Malaysia today

As usual, cartoonist Zunar has captured succinctly in a picture (above) what might otherwise take a thousand words to describe. It is a battle...

Seafield Hindu temple situation: Stand together in peace, compassion, solidarity

Civil society groups have come together to condemn the recent violence at the Seafield Hindu temple and urge all peace-loving Malaysian to stand together...

Who is plucking Penang population figures from the air?

This statement has just been released by Penang Forum: Penang Forum would like to respond to Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow’s statement that the...

ICERD controversy: Tackle B40 insecurities first

It is obvious that certain parties are using the ICERD to whip up ethno-religious support for their defeated parties. At the same time, the...

3D drone video of landslides on Penang Hill REMOVED from YouTube

A drone video originally put up on YouTube depicting the serious landslide scars on Penang Hill was removed by the user after it was...

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...