Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Penang 2nd bridge delayed

In a press conference held at the CHEC office in Batu Maung, CM Lim Guan Eng revealed that the 2nd Penang Bridge was now 25% completed. Lim explained that there are 6 main factors which contributed to the delay of the completion date. It was estimated that completion date is 2013.

Video by Jimmy Leow, Citizen Journalist

LGE: No nuke plant in Penang

Penang Chief Minister, Lim Guan Eng assured Penangites that there will be no nuclear plant constructed in Penang as long as Pakatan Rakyat government is in power.

Video by Jimmy Leow, Citizen Journalist.

Pulau Betong: Where time stood still

Kampung Pulau Betong, a sleepy hollow fishermen village located southwest of Penang Island. If you want to escape the hustle and bustle, take a slow drive there and enjoy the simpleness of everything there..

Video by Jimmy Leow, Citizen Journalist

A substandard "International Airport"

There were lack of lightings at the baggage claim belt area and there was a serious shortage of baggage trolleys too. What a bad impression for visitors landing at Penang International Airport.

CJ Jimmy Leow have traveled extensively in SEA and have the opinion that much improvement must be done to live up to the name "International Airport". In comparison, even Ho Chi Minh Airport (Tan Son Nhat International Airport) is far more modern, organized and cleaner than Penang International Airport.

Video by Jimmy Leow, Citizen Journalist

"Don't worry boss, it's our job"

CJ Jimmy Leow asked some MPPP cleaners of their daily routine at Cecil Street, Penang. One said, "It is never ending story, people throw rubbish, we clear them up". These are the unsung heroes who dedicate their lives cleaning up rubbish not throw by them, but by the public.

One MPPP worker said, "Don't worry boss, it is our job." But really, is it their responsibility to keep our drains and streets clean?

Do your part, keep Penang clean, it is our responsibilities too.

Video by Jimmy Leow, Citizen Journalist

Tmn Kota Permai folk: It is a big lie.

On the 3rd June 2010, JPP contractors explained to the Pdg Lalang representative and its MP that the current works done at Jln Kota Permai do not drain underground water. But the Tmn Kota Permai folks thinks otherwise.

Video by Jimmy Leow, Citizen Journalist

Jewel of Muscat

CJ Jimmy Leow visited the Jewel of Muscat, a replica of a ninth century Arabian ship, at Penang Port.

The crew were performing maintenance works and minor repairs on the vessel. CJ Jimmy Leow spoke to Captain Saleh, a naval senior officer.

The captain relates the story of adventure and danger while in the high seas. It will then sail for Port Klang — the final stop before reaching its destination of Singapore.

Video by Jimmy Leow, Citizen Journalist

USA extremely soft against Israel

Anwar Ibrahim states the need for President Obama to be tougher with Israelis on the recent events that triggered global protests against Israel.

Video by Jimmy Leow, Citizem Journalist

Top Indian students denied scholarships and public universities

The Human Rights Party has called for a press conference to bring to the attention of the authorities concerned and to the public, at large the dissatisfaction of the Indian community in the way the young of the community are being systematically denied opportunities for JPA scholarship, for entrance into public universities.

Video by Jimmy Leow, Citizen Journalist

Friday, 4 June 2010

Hunt for Ghost Trawlers

For decades the Pulau Betong inshore fishermen's fishing grounds were encroached by commercial trawlers. This trawlers enter the five nautical mile radius which is illegal as far as the law is concerned, but enforcement is weak and the culprits return to the same fishing grounds, taking away the livelihoods of the inshore fishermen.

Teamed with Tan Ah Kee, the Pulau Betong inshore fishermen chairman, CJ Jimmy Leow set out to the sea to catch the commercial trawlers.

Video by Jimmy Leow, Citizen Journalist

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Flotilla attacked!

I am not sure if this video is genuine but it looked real to me. It seems to me that the passengers were hitting the soldiers with sticks. Secret Flotillas, Vol. 1

We want our compensation!

Taman Kota Permai folks staged a demonstration near a JPP construction site asking for their compensation to be reviewed this Saturday. Despite several meetings, the residents of Taman Kota Permai have not receive any positive results from MPSP and JPP.

In relation with this, more houses nearby a JPP pipe laying site at Jalan Kota Permai also suffered cracks. They claimed that there are possibilities that the cracks were caused by underground blasting by the contractor.

Video by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Citizen Journalist