Pan Island Link mega project visuals: Who is misleading whom?

The state government, in trying to defend the mega Pan Island Link highway project (proposed by a major contractor and two Penang-based property developers),...

Unrealistic air quality figures for controversial Penang highway, asserts scholar

Roger Teoh, a PhD postgraduate studying at the Centre for Transport Studies, Imperial College London, has come up with an immediate rebuttal of the...

PIL highway ‘incompatible’ with application for Penang Hill Unesco biosphere listing

The RM9bn six-lane highway which will tunnel through 10km of the hills of Penang are "clearly incompatible" with plans to get Unesco to list...

Thousands of tons of explosives to blast tunnels through Penang Hill

The six-lane highway will now go below the funicular railway (instead of over it), increasing the total length of all the tunnel stretches from...

Women protest against mega highway over Sungai Ara Linear Park

Here it comes. A groundswell of protest is building up against the extravagant plan for an RM8bn 19.5km six-lane highway, which will mar the...

Before the bitter PIL, there was PORR: What they said in...

Before the current plan for an extravagant RM8bn 19.5km six-lane Pan Island Link (PIL) highway, there was the RM1.0bn 17km four-lane Penang Outer Ring...

12 eateries in Penang shut down – so much for xenophobia

Many Malaysians have this perception that eating places staffed by foreign workers are less hygienic. But this operation in Penang, which saw 12...

International banker slams method used to implement transport masterplan

An overseas-bases international banker working with a prominent global financial institution has criticised the Request for Proposals procurement method used to select a project...

Alert: They are trying to push through that RM8bn six-lane highway

Calling all Penangites: While the rest of the world is turning to more sustainable forms of urban mobility especially in view of climate change,...

A birthday celebration with a twist in the new Malaysia

Cute video above. I don't think such a warm clip would have been possible - it wouldn't have been so relaxed and natural -...

Penang transport masterplan: Need for a relook

Our guest writer today is former Penang Island City Councillor Lim Mah Hui, who will be writing a six-part series about the Penang transport...

Penang youth launch campaign for better public transport

So this was where I was. While much of George Town was in the midst of world heritage celebrations, I decided to check out...

Jamal lands up in jail

Hopefully others will think twice about playing up and manipulating issues of race and religion in the new Malaysia. Apart from the higher cost...

Najib arrives in court

Najib Razak is finally brought to court to face charges. Long awaited by many. Last night about 50 Umno supporters turned up for the...

RM2bn private hospital expansion project alarms nearby residents

A RM2bn private medical tourism project on a 6.4-acre site near Island Hospital in Penang has alarmed nearby residents who worry about congestion in...

Countering the spin over exorbitant RM46bn SRS transport shopping spree

Roger Teoh, a PhD postgraduate student at the Centre for Transport Studies, Imperial College London, has written an excellent critique of SRS Consortium's mega...

Call for halt to logging in Ulu Muda permanent forest reserves...

Penang Forum has just released this media statement on the need to protect the Ulu Muda water catchment area: Penang Forum supports the call of...

CV Prabhakaran: Towering Reformasi lawyer who defended the underdog

Dato’ CV Prabhakharan, the former chairman of the Penang Bar Committee (1996-1999) passed away on 15 June 2018. He was 81. Anil Netto writes...

Penang Forum meets Council of Eminent Persons, urges review of RM46bn...

A delegation of Penang Forum representatives today met the Council of Eminent Person and called for a review of SRS Consortium's exorbitant RM46bn transport...

The pink diamond: When truth is stranger than fiction

How did the woman get away with the pink diamond with bumbling law enforcement officers hot on the trail? Check out this scene from...