Category: International

International coverage of PHW

In traffic-blighted Penang, transport upgrade plans raise hopes and fears – Mongabay

In traffic-blighted Penang, transport upgrade plans raise hopes and fears.By Danielle Keeton-Olsen on 3 May 2019 – Mongabay (quoting Penang Hills Watch co-founders Dr Kam Suan Pheng and Rexy Prakash Chacko) “To Kam Suan Pheng, a soil expert and member of the civil society coalition Penang Forum, there are several alarming aspects revealed in the…

By Penang Hills Watch 03/05/2019 0

Penang Hills Watch; Raising awareness about hill clearing activities in Malaysia – Ushahidi

Last week, Ushahidi launched our first grassroots fundraising campaign, geared towards raising support to enable us to continue to support hundreds of grassroots organizations using our cutting-edge open source technology to make their work 10x more effective.Over the next couple of days, we’ll be featuring some of our grassroots partners, learning more about the projects and…

By Penang Hills Watch 10/12/2018 0

In Malaysia, an island drowns in its own development – Mongabay

In Malaysia, an island drowns in its own development.Has Penang Island’s growth become a hazard to life? Mongabay Series: Southeast Asian Infrastructure. Analysis by Keith Schneider 26 July 2018 Another young advocate for sustainable growth is Rexy Prakash Chacko, a 26-year-old engineer documenting illegal forest clearing. Chacko is an active participant in the Penang Forum,…

By Penang Hills Watch 26/07/2018 0

Penang landslide: Similar incidents had been flagged to state government – Straits Times

Penang landslide: Similar incidents had been flagged to state government . 22 October 2017 GEORGE TOWN (BERNAMA) – Landslides at hill slope projects in Penang’s Tanjung Bungah have been highlighted to the Penang state government since early this year, according to Penang Forum.  Penang Forum member Lim Mah Hui said the first case was highlighted by…

By Penang Hills Watch 22/10/2017 0

Penang Hills Watch: Tracking hill clearing activity in Penang – Ushahidi

By Angela Oduor Lungati,Mar 28, 2017 Penang Hills Watch (PHW) is an initiative by the Penang Forum (PF), a coalition of NGOs and individuals, to keep tabs on activities affecting Penang’s hills. Penang is a highly urbanized and densely populated state in the northern region of Malaysia. Years of human activity has reduced its forests to just 7.4…

By Penang Hills Watch 28/03/2017 0