Penang Forum: Saga (Riddle) of the RM1bn compensation:

If the state can provide clear answers to several questions and meaningfully engage with the public, the public would be able to make more...
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Penang Forum: Why the EIA process alone for land reclamation is unsatisfactory

Penang Forum supports the call for wide-ranging public consultations and hearings as well as independent impact assessments before projects are approved. In Penang Forum’s...

Penang Forum: Penang land reclamation – Don’t throw the baby out with the bath...

If we dismiss the motion on land reclamation just because of it was Umno that put it forward in the state assembly, we risk...

Penang Forum: MBPP should be more vigorous in prosecuting illegal earthworks

Penang Forum urges MBPP and the DPP to use tougher laws against those responsible for illegal hill land clearings. The rate at which the...

Penang Forum: Green building incentives not eco friendly

Where is the logic when sustainable energy initiatives are rewarded with higher density and non-sustainable developments elsewhere, wonder Penang Forum. It is with incredulity...

Botak Hill rezoning: What happened to CAT?

The Penang Forum Steering Committee is dismayed to read press reports on 19 April 2015 which confirmed that the Penang state government had quietly...

Penang Forum’s open letter to new Penang Island mayor

Penang Forum has written a congratulatory letter to the new mayor of Penang Island which also outlines the group's grave concerns over recent developments...

Call for public forum on safeguarding hills of Penang

Two dozen Penang-based civil society groups and residents associations have signed an open letter to the Yang Di-Pertua of the Majlis Perbandaran Pulau Pinang...

Another botak hill; when will it end?

The Penang Forum Steering Committee calls on the authorities to call to start petitioning for maximum deterrent sentences that include imprisonment for illegal activities...

Speedy approval of detailed EIA for Seri Tanjung Pinang Phase 2 raises host of...

The speed with which it was approved raises serious questions about the transparency of the DOE approval process, says Penang Forum. Penang Forum is...

Proposed water tariff increase: Penang Forum’s response

Penang Forum supports the recent announcement by the Penang Chief Minister, who is also the PBA chairman, that the domestic water tariff in Penang...

Seri Tanjung Pinang Phase 2 – Fisheries, traffic and cost-benefit analysis

Penang Forum rejects the Detailed Environmental Impact Assessment of the Seri Tanjung Pinang Phase 2 project because of its flawed assumptions, methodologies, calculations, and...