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August 25, 2018 10:24 AM Penang Forum says PIL 1 highway won't solve long term traffic woes

GEORGE TOWN: A Penang Forum member said the proposed Pan Island Link (PIL 1) highway would only help to solve Penang's traffic woes for five to six years. Speaking at a public event here, Dr Lim Mah Hui said traffic jams would once again be a problem by 2030. "After completion of (the highway), you may enjoy the 15 minutes drive from Gurney Drive to the (Penang 116

August 25, 2018 6:56 AM Awards not merely for those who support leaders in power: Mahathir

LANGKAWI: Awards will only be given to those who serve the nation and not for individuals whose only contribution is supporting leaders in power, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. He said the conferring of honours should not be taken lightly as had been done by the previous Barisan Nasional government. "When Najib was in power, everyone got rewarded 7

August 22, 2018 6:41 PM For 44 years money from the Malay states has been diverted to the Chinese states

Terengganu receives slightly over RM1 billion a year in oil revenue. Sabah and Sarawak combined receive RM2.25 billion a year. Kelantan gets nothing. Over the last 44 years since 1974, Petronas is said to have earned more than RM2.5 trillion in revenue from Sabah, Sarawak and Terengganu. Terengganu, Kelantan, Sabah and Sarawak are the poorest states 23

August 22, 2018 9:01 AM Malaysia yet to release four Thais held over ‘piracy’ incident

GEORGE TOWN: Malaysian police have yet to release the four armed Thai nationals who were said to have kidnapped four Malaysian fishermen near Pulau Langgun in Langkawi on Sunday. Satun governor Pattanapon Rattanapichetchaihad said the Thai nationals are not pirates. Three of them are marine police and the fourth a deputy village head, he said. A Malaysian 13

August 22, 2018 8:55 AM Merdeka Airshow: Call for airlines to notify passengers on any change of flight schedule

SEREMBAN: Commercial airlines have been asked to notify their passengers on any change of flight schedule at the earliest possible time following the closure of the airspace above and around the KL International Airport (KLIA) and klia2 for the training for the Merdeka Day airshow. Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook this was to enable the passengers 18

August 13, 2018 2:46 PM Malaysia-China relations have hit rock bottom, and Mahathir knows it

Dr Mahathir Mohamad has issued a stern warning to China against further militarising the South China Sea (see news item below). Speaking to The Associated Press days ahead of his visit to Beijing, the Prime Minister announced that he would seek to cancel multibillion-dollar infrastructure projects that his predecessor, Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak, signed 24

August 13, 2018 12:41 PM Fed govt needs to provide alternatives for rejecting PTMP: Chow

GEORGE TOWN: Penang hopes the federal government will provide alternatives to the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP) if its application for the mega project is rejected. Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said the state government had started the project in 2013 and the first phase of PTMP, which is the Pan Island Link 1 (PIL1) and the light rail transit 10

August 9, 2018 5:16 AM Penang CM asks Najib not to mislead public over PIL 1 Highway, ECRL

GEORGE TOWN: Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow has asked former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak not to mislead the public by distorting what he described as two distinctly different infrastructure projects – the Pan Island Link 1 (PIL 1) Highway and the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL). He said there were major differences between a highway 8

August 6, 2018 9:03 AM The day the Special Branch threatened to charge me for being a CIA agent

When Malaysia’s Special Branch detained me together with nine others in April 2001, the official reason given was ‘terrorism’. According to what the government announced, and which was reported by the media, the ten of us were planning to start an armed insurrection and that we had imported guns, bombs and rocket launchers for this purpose. What the Special 61

August 6, 2018 3:52 AM 30 in protest against PIL 1 outside State Assembly

GEORGE TOWN: A small group of people from residents' associations, environmental activists and non-governmental organisations gathered outside the Penang State Legislative Assembly today to protest against the proposed Pan Island Link (PIL 1) connecting Gurney Drive to the airport and the Second Penang Bridge. About 30 of them held placards and banners 29