Category: Development issues

Rapid development: at whose expense?

This is an interesting view that suggests – and I tend to believe – that state governments could do a lot more to protect the interests of long-time settlers and established communities from the onslaught of property development, especially the high-end variety catering to the well-heeled. (more…)


Staggering RM290bn projected profit for Forest City land reclamation in Johor

The site of the Forest City project - Graphic:

The site of the Forest City project – Graphic:

It is the biggest land reclamation project in the country with a density that is similar to Mont’ Kiara in KL. When completed the reclaimed land will cover an area equivalent to five Pulau Jerejaks. It will have a massive impact on the livelihood of fisherfolk as the area has the largest bed of sea grass in the country. (more…)