With household debt and federal government debt indicators rising and natural resources being depleted, it cannot be business as usual for the Malaysian economy. Anil Netto says it is time for a radical re-think of the economy.
Penang Forum, a coalition of 14 Penang-based NGOs, had a closed-door meeting with Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng yesterday to discuss pressing issues affecting the state, reports Susan Loone of Malaysiakini.
Has political change resulted in radical transformation? Anil Netto reports on Penang Forum 2, which discussed to what extent the state has moved towards participatory democracy and sustainable development since the watershed 2008 general election.
The Penang Global City Centre project has been stalled after a concerted civil society campaign. We must never buy into a developer’s claims so easily without first critically questioning all the details and the evidence, says Concerned Penangite CLW.