This is what 87 units per acre would look like. And 128 units per acre?

I am not sure what is going on here. The state government has announced that the “87 units per acre guideline, after deliberation with all stakeholders, will be replaced by a new guideline of 128 units per acre, whereby the units developed under this guideline cannot be less than 900 square feet and cannot be priced less than RM400,000…”


Tucked away in the PM’s Budget 2017 speech was this nugget:

240. The Government is also committed to upgrade public transport in rural areas through the following measures:

First: Implementation of the new East Coast Rail Line project connecting Klang Valley to the East Coast,
in phases. The 600-km rail will connect townships such as Port Klang, ITT Gombak, Bentong, Mentakab,
Kuantan, Kemaman, Kerteh, Kuala Terengganu, Kota Bharu, and ends in Tumpat, with an estimated cost of RM55 billion;

A cool RM55bn.  Interesting that there are no qualms going for such a mega project at this time.

This comes at a time when the government also has no qualms about slashing the budget of public universites by almost 20 per cent!