Penang’s Transport Master Plan (TMP) is expected to contribute greatly to the development of the state, with over RM27 billion in transportation projects to be executed. Kon Yeow discusses the Council's plans to improve connectivity and challenges it faces.
What barometer could we use to gauge if our representative democracy is working? Could it be the responsiveness of elected officials to inquiries through electronic means like email, Facebook and Twitter a fair test. We look at a survey of 165 Peninsular-based Members of Parliament and its surprising results.This is a report by Sharaad Kuttan.
Bagi golongan muda yang baru memasuki alam dewasa, era 90’an merupakan era yang paling nostalgik. Mana taknya? Pengalaman-pengalaman yang dilalui semuanya unik dan berlainan dengan apa yang dilalui sekarang. Amirul “Bozu” menceritakan proses membukukan pengalaman-pengalaman tersebut sebagai kenangan untuk generasi kelak. Selain itu, kami bertanya: apakah pengaruh restoran mamak dalam kehidupan bandar, di samping memahami kepentingan identiti kebangsaan di negara asing.
How do we engage with complex questions about privilege and power across cultural contexts? When does privilege become abusive? When can it be shared productively? This week we are joined by Justin Galle, Alizeh Ahmed and Sara Townsend, all Fulbright English teachers in Malaysia, to reflect on those questions and their implications.
Danny Mahes aka Ksatriya is a Penang-based 31 year old full-time poet, musician and an avid creative community organiser since 2013. Coming from a background of IT, Ksatriya was working in the manufacturing side of things and involved in the security business soon after. Although the job was great, it left him feeling unsatisfied overall. In 2013, he left it all to pursue his new life as a poet-musician. Ksatriya’s music is a mixture of traditional Malaysian music, culture, poetry with Malay syair written into them. His strong passion for hard hitting words had moved him and a few others to create Say It Like You Mean It (SILYMI) A mentorship community that teaches and provokes creativity for young adults. In late 2013, Ksatriya launched his EP titled Red. An eight track album filled with sculpted lyrics and soothing beats, the debut album received good reviews all over. In late 2015, Ksatriya received a grant from the Krishen Jit Astro Foundation for his current projects with SILYMI. For the record, Ksatriya scored 25! If you've liked what you've heard, catch more via the website here! That Time Of Night
In the early 1970s, one of the most powerful and bombastic sounds of the decade came out of Canada via the prog-rock band, Rush. Absolutely uncompromising in every conceivable way, the trio has spent the last 40 years cultivating the largest cult fan base in rock while still managing to sell out arenas around the globe.