Category: 2007

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...

Kami Penan perlu tanah dan hutan 0

Kami Penan perlu tanah dan hutan

We get to hear two Penan headman, Matu Tugang and Along Joo, speaking for themselves in countering the claims of a logging firm that has  encroached into their land.

Is ‘Malay cowardice’ really a problem? 0

Is ‘Malay cowardice’ really a problem?

Rustam Sani wonders if ‘Malay cowardice’ is really a problem as some once-powerful Umno leaders suggest. Former leaders like Mahathir must begin to accept the fact that they themselves have been a part of...

Plantation giants abdicate responsibility 0

Plantation giants abdicate responsibility

All the Malaysia Plan documents have classified estate workers as among the poor and disadvantaged sectors in Malaysia. What the government has failed to do is to add specific provisions to regulations regarding termination...

30 years of Aliran: An unending journey 0

30 years of Aliran: An unending journey

A moment comes in the history of a nation when its citizens are asked to bear testimony to their belief in justice and truth. That defining moment will soon be coming with the next...

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