A lot has been said about the conversion of leasehold land to freehold land. The state sometimes relies on the “special circumstances" under section 76(aa)(iii) of the National Land Code 1965 (NLC) to justify the conversion from leasehold...
Lim Chong Eu once tried to "develop" Penang Hill while later, Koh Tsu Koon tried to pave the way for the development of the Turf Club land for the PGCC project.  In both cases, Penang civil society groups mobilised...
This was the scene at the Sree Ganeshar Temple along Waterfall Road in Penang at around 7.00pm. About 50 people gathered for prayers to commemorate the first anniversary of the Makkal Sakthi (People Power) awakening. On 25 November last...
The talk among a few locals familiar with the area is that the hive of activity at the otherwise quiet fisherfolk jetty in Bagan Ajam, Butterworth, across the channel from Gurney Drive/Tanjong Tokong, has something to do with land...
According to a reliable source, the award of reclaimed land as payment-in-kind to the builder of the Gurney Drive-Bagan Ajam tunnel will not involve any additional reclaimed land beyond what had already been approved and provided for earlier. ...
Blog reader Sam Gopal has this to say: Anil, You have been advocating strongly for a STRONG and WORLD CLASS public transport system. At this very time you are asking the Government to lower petrol prices. Lowering petrol prices will only...
This is yet another deserted mall in Penang. This place in Bayan Baru used to be bustling with eateries. No longer. Fewer people can afford to eat out? A glut in property? Blog visitor Michael writes: It is because ‘development’ in...
If there's any consolation for Umno as it struggles to adapt to a changing political landscape, it is that it is not alone. After having been in power for a long time, political parties tend to think they have...
The Chief Minister has responded to concerns about the environmental impact of the proposed theme park on 44 acres of PBA land near the Teluk Bahang Dam. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xs89CN7rbc?rel=0&w=470&h=348] Given the scale of the project, its location very close...
The MPPP is organising a community awareness programme on composting on 16 July 2011. 16 July, 10.30 am to 4.00 pm Queensbay Mall, Bayan Lepas, Penang 2nd Floor, South Zone Link Bridge Organised by: MPPP Councillor Dr. Lim Mah Hui and...

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