The high-density guideline of 87 units per acre, previously approved by the State Planning Committee without any precise reference to transit nodes, has now been put under 'KIV'.This was revealed by MPPP President Patahiyah Ismail during a...
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xSHYP724Ok&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0] Yasmin, dressed in white, appears like an angel towards the end of this clip as she sits down to commune in silent reverie with the boy whose house has been demolished...
Surely we need a balanced, sustainable model of development that would also preserve our social and cultural heritage.MPPP councillor Dr Lim Mah Hui made the following address at a full council meeting of the MPPP on 24...
What do visitors to Penang and Penangites themselves think of the place? Are we building more malls and high-rise luxury condo blocks than we need?What about affordable housing?Look at what has happened to Midlands One-Stop Centre, once a...
Update: A journalist informs me that the setbacks for a few established housing areas (kawasan perumahan tetap sedia ada) and areas with 87 units/acre will have their setbacks increased to 20 metres (66 feet). This may cover only a...
2219: Contrary to reports that a deal has been struck with all the villagers, half the remaining households have not yet accepted the developer's vaguely worded compensation offer.This is the current position:Those who had left much earlier...
It was a sad, sad day for Kampung Buah Pala as a demolition team smashed the homes of villagers who had struggled to protect and preserve their 200-year-old settlement.Photos by an eye-witness1930: "My heart is completely broken today. Where...
With restrictions on the outflow of funds from China, what kind of impact will this have on the sales of property especially those on waterfront or reclaimed land in Malaysia? Are we in danger of creating ghost cities, where...
From a source, I hear that the following compensation was offered to the villagers at tonight's meeting:Two-storey cluster houses: upstairs - 600 square feet; downstairs - 600 sq feet; outside porch, etc - 200 sq feet.The developer would allocate...
More questions are being asked about Sime Darby's takeover of a 30 per cent stake in E&O, which also includes a three-year collaboration agreement.In particular, is there a need for a mandatory general offer? See the Malaysian Finance...

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