Lessons for Malaysia from devastating floods in southern India

The unprecedented floods in the state of Kerala in southern India have been described by a prominent ecologist as "manmade". The terrible floods offer...

Is the RM46bn Penang transport proposal headed for financial trouble?

In this piece Roger Teoh, a PhD postgraduate studying at the Centre for Transport Studies, Imperial College London, points out that the projected ridership...

Move people, not cars: Go back to the more affordable Halcrow...

The above are the voices of youth at the Penang Speakers’ Square. And the following was written by Dr Chee Heng Leng, a councillor with...

Penang transport logjam

Penang has major traffic issues. But there’s a problem. Does it go the mega infrastructure route or does it take the thinner, lighter and...

RM46bn Penang transport proposal: Critical questions remain unanswered

The following piece is by Roger Teoh, a PhD postgraduate studying at the Centre for Transport Studies, Imperial College London. It raises pointed questions...

Why an independent review of the RM46bn SRS transport proposal is...

This is the final article in a six-part series to explain why the Penang state government should get an independent review of the Penang...

Why Penang’s expensive LRT plan must be reviewed

This is the fifth article in a series to explain why the Penang state government should get an independent review of the Penang transport...

PORR 2.0: A bigger, bitter PIL to swallow

The above chart shows clearly how the aborted RM1.0bn 17km Penang Outer Ring Road (Porr) morphed into the RM8.0bn 19.5km Pan Island Link (PIL)....

Protesters rally in Penang against exorbitant RM46bn transport proposal

About a hundred concerned Penangites gathered peacefully outside the Penang State Assembly this morning to call for an an independent review of SRS Consortium's...

Support Aliran’s 41st anniversary fundraising dinner

Aliran will be holding a fundraising dinner in Penang on 8 September 2018 with the theme "Moving forward with hope" to mark its 41st...

Only 10 turn up to support contractor-developers’ RM46bn transport proposal

A gathering in support of a proposal by a contractor and two Penang-based property developers to put up RM46bn of transport infrastructure fell flat...

Why bulldoze through the Penang tunnel project?

This is the fourth article in a series to explain why the Penang state government should get an independent review of the Penang transport...

Concerned Penangites protest outside State Assembly against mega highway

The protests continue: A group of concerned Penangites gathered outside the Penang State Assembly this morning to protest in full view of Penang state...

It’s Azmin vs Rafizi – Nominations for top PKR posts

Anwar Ibrahim will be president of the party while Wan Azizah won't be contesting. The nominations: Presiden Anwar Ibrahim Timbalan Presiden Mohamed Azmin Ali Rafizi Ramli Naib Presiden William Leong Michael Thamil Nurul...

Sungai Kandis by-election: PKR’s vote share rises from 55.6% to 61.4%

PKR has won the by-election with a reduced majority of 5,872 votes on the back of a low turnout of 49.4%, but its share...

Groundswell grows against controversial RM8bn Penang highway plan

More and more people are speaking out against the much-criticised contractor-and-developers' 19.5km highway plan in Penang, which will affect a few hundred homes and...

Penang Forum applauds ministry’s initial effort to improve ferry service

This statement just out now: Penang Forum welcomes the news that Prasarana Malaysia Bhd which is owned by the Ministry of Transport is allocating...

Ex-state assembly member’s plea to make SRS plan public

The former Penang state assembly member for Pulau Tikus, Yap Soo Huey, in an address at Speakers' Square, has urged the Penang state government...

Request for proposals is not open tender

This is the third article in a series to explain why Penang State Government should commission an independent review of the SRS proposed Penang...

How SRS’ proposal deviates from the original Penang transport masterplan

This is the second article in a series to explain why the Penang government should review the Penang transport masterplan. Written by Ahmad Hilmy...