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Why fear greater democracy? 0

Why fear greater democracy?

The levels of corruption in all areas of life are evident and marked. The judiciary is in a shambles; the police, customs and immigration departments are reeling from serious questions of credibility. The only...

Cool architecture, cool cities 0

Cool architecture, cool cities

No amount of wind turbines, green lungs and good intentions can offset the carbon foot print of constructing a “zero-carbon city” – unless you build a solar photovoltaic power plant as a central energy...

An iconic monument to folly 0

An iconic monument to folly

The Penang Global City Centre (PGCC) is being developed by Abad Naluri, a 25 percent-owned associate firm of Taman Equine, which in turn is wholly owned by developer Equine Capital. Equine’s executive chairman is...

No to PGCC! Yes to Penang State Park! 0

No to PGCC! Yes to Penang State Park!

Penang Turf Club land (240 acres) Sold to Abad Naluri ("open recreational space"): RM43 per square foot After re-zoning (to "mixed development"): value soars to RM250-300psf Developer makes windfall profits before work can even...

Restore the Malaysian judiciary’s independence 0

Restore the Malaysian judiciary’s independence

As dozens of demonstrators, activists, opposition politicians and even lawyers are hauled up on various charges, the judiciary should provide hope for democracy and justice to prevail. But how independent is our judiciary in...

Rise of the military in Burma 0

Rise of the military in Burma

Burma is one country with zero democracy. In the light of the bloody crackdown against peaceful protesters there, John Smith Thang recounts the rise of the brutal military regime and how it morphed into...

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