The authorities have to consider maintaining ferry service while upgrading ferry terminal in stages

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) welcomes the Transport Ministry’s announcement that Penang ferry services will not be suspended as earlier planned for three months, beginning 1 September, for upgrading works at the ferry terminals. Replacing the current ferries with twin-hulled catamarans is the recent move as catamarans are known to be energy efficient. Ferry …

SAM Welcomes Setting Up Of Environmental Crimes Unit

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) welcomes the announcement by the Minister of Environment and Water (MEW) Dato’ Seri Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man, on the setting up of an environmental crimes unit to tackle illegal activities that could harm the country’s natural resources. We welcome the announcement by the Environment Minister that plans were in place to coordinate efforts …

The Majority Is Not Always Right

The TYRANNY OF THE MAJORITY is a problem in democracies. Does the majority listen to the minorities whose rights are trampled on? Do you expect the minority to keep quiet and accept the so-called march of progress when fishermen’s livelihoods are destroyed or affected like in the Penang Reclamation projects? Do you expect the minorities …

Penang fishermen’s group stands firm against new islands

Fishermen in Teluk Kumbar on the south coast of Penang island protesting against the proposed reclamation project in March last year. See more here: 

Demand for Safety and Priority

Roads are designed for automobiles only. Not cyclists, pedestrians or children, old and handicapped. We, the normal healthy people, are all handicapped in many instances, imagine you with a family of 4 young children trying to cross a road with bags full of merchandise. All of the other road users besides the autos become afterthoughts …