Those involved in land reclamation, construction of property highways, and developers are likely to profit the most. But the environmental implications of the 891-acre Tanjong Tokong and Gurney Drive reclamation and the planned three highways are likely to be...
"Noise and vibration from traffic movement" will be an issue for residents living in a string of apartment blocks, according to the environmental impact assessment for three proposed highways in Penang. The tower blocks affected are: Package 1 Taman Leader...
A landslide in Paya Terubong has left residents in jitters and highlights the need to safeguard our hills and steep hill slopes from property development. More than a dozen residents groups have issued an urgent statement: We, as representatives of residents...
So many people in Penang are not even aware of the environmental implications of the proposed three highways in Penang. So how can they come up with an informed view and position on these projects? By the time they...
Another tax! A new 'tourism tax' ranging from RM2.50 to RM20 per room per night will be imposed on all hotels, budget hotel and guest houses with not less than 10 rooms in the country, beginning from 1 August...
Two major news stories in Penang. Story number one: The raid on a M Mall, a shopping complex run by MBI International, yesterday hit the headlines. Officers from the police, Bank Negara, the Companies Commission and the Ministry of Domestic Trade,...
This news will cause some anxiety: MBI International Sdn Bhd and Mface International Sdn Bhd, large entities heavily involved in Penang and elsewhere, have been finally included in Bank Negara's latest list of 302 "known companies and websites which...
Local Plans, properly done with genuine public participation, are so important in ensuring proper planning and sustainable development of a kind that most people would be comfortable with. Problems arise without a gazetted local plan, which stipulates in some...
Phase 2 is the RM4.5bn Light City, which will cover 33 acres of reclaimed land out of the 152-acre Light Waterfront Penang project. The developer is IJM Perennial Development Sdn Bhd, a joint venture between IJM Corp Bhd and...
Fishermen in Bagan Ajam in northern Butterworth are experiencing tough times as their catch has dwindled in recent years. As a result, Bagan Ajam Fishermen unit head Mazlan Abdul claims the fishemen's incomes have dropped substantially. He says their...

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