“GET-OUT-OF-MY-WAY” automobility

“Car-travel interrupts the taskscapes of others (pedestrians, children going to school, postmen, garbage collectors, farmers, animals and so on), whose daily routines are obstacles to the high-speed traffic cutting mercilessly through slower-moving pathways and dwellings. Junctions, roundabouts, and ramps present moments of carefully scripted inter-car-action during which non-car users of the road constitute obstacles to …

Malaysia needs to do more on disaster risk reduction

October 13 every year, marks the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), with a call by the UN General Assembly since 1989, for a day to promote a global culture of risk-awareness and disaster reduction. This year’s International Day for DRR is focused on governance, with good disaster risk governance measured in lives saved, reduced numbers of …

What Competition Does

“At every quarterly examination a gold medal was given to the best writer. When the first medal was offered, it produced rather a general contention than an emulation and diffused a spirit of envy, jealousy, and discord through the whole school; boys who were bosom friends before became fierce contentious rivals, and when the prize …

CAP launches guidebook: “Managing Pests in Home Gardens”

GREEN ACTION WEEK 2020 The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) today launched a guidebook titled “Managing Pests in Home Gardens” in conjunction with the annual Green Action Week.  This 20-page full-coloured book is available in four languages i.e. Malay, English, Mandarin and Tamil. During the COVID19 pandemic and lockdown, many households had resorted to start …