All attention on airports, tunnel – but who will slosh some paint on these low-cost flats?

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All attention seems to be on the airport expansion plan in Penang, a proposed airport in Kulim and the Penang tunnel, running into hundreds of millions, even billions, of ringgit. But who will spend one or two million ringgit to give these low-cost flats in mainland Penang a coat of paint?

If residents of upmarket Sri Tanjung Pinang in Tanjung Tokong, Penang Island peer out of their plush sea-view condos, they might just see these rundown Taman Tun Dr Awang flats in Bagan Ajam, Butterworth on the mainland, directly across the Northern Channel.

What a stark contrast to the lifestyles of the rich and famous at Sri Tanjung Pinang, reflecting the divide between the wealthy and the lower-income group.

The Taman Tun Dr Awang flats don’t look like they have had a fresh coat of paint ever since they were built more than 30 years ago on the site of a former fishing village. (Most of the fish – and the fisher folk – have gone, thanks to muddy waters, siltation since the 1990s and untreated water discharged by a large monsoon drain.)

Whose responsibility is it for painting these low-cost flats, occupied mainly by low-income residents?

I was told these flats come under the Housing Division of the State Secretary.

But this area, I believe, also comes under the BN constituency of Teluk Air Tawar within the Tasik Gelugor parliamentary constituency, both held by the BN. (Teluk Air Tawar is held by Umno’s Jahara Hamid, who is the Penang State Assembly opposition leader.)

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Before the general election, we heard all sorts of promises about sprucing up such flats. Back then, both the federal and Penang state governments raced to come up with their own plans to upgrade flats such as these. The federal government was supposed to finance the bulk of the cost of sprucing up such flats while the Penang state government’s ‘Happy!’ scheme was supposed to top up any shortfall.

But what does it matter which side is responsible? Irrespective of whether the federal goverment or state government should be sprucing up areas such as this, no one is going to complain if either side oversteps its jurisdiction to give this place a much-needed facelift.

How much will it cost to paint 10 five-storey blocks of flats (each block housing 40 homes)? One million ringgit? Two million?

Think of the joy and pride of place it would bring to the 1500 residents in the area. No allocation for this? Really? Or is it just a reflection of where priorities lie?

In July 2013, after the general election, I wrote:

I don’t see anyone – BN or Pakatan – scrambling to improve these flats. By right, they should be falling over each other in a race to spruce up the place. Instead both sides seem more inclined towards mega or ‘iconic’ projects.

As you can see from the last couple of photos, this strip of coastline has the potential to be transformed into a picturesque sea-front community if there is the political will.

So let me throw a challenge: Let’s see which side – BN federal government or Pakatan state/local government – is more serious about the people’s welfare and will transform the lives of this community by getting the job done.

Nothing has changed. Instead they are arguing about airports in Penang and Kulim. No problem finding money for that, is there?

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Meanwhile, the proposed controversial mega-billion ringgit tunnel, if and when it is completed, will connect these delapidated flats in Bagan Ajam on the mainland to Gurney Drive, near Sri Tanjung Pinang on the island.

Oh, the irony. Tunnel commuters will then be able to see for themselves how both sides of the population live as they enter and exit the tunnel.

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kee
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Confirmed with my mom’s friend yesterday, she said bathroom reno all free for the rifle range’s residents, kitchen she paid. Have any one heard of Barang Naik govt ever did anything like this to the rakyat ??? Now, they are digging GST on every single rakyat comes 2015 !!! Wake up, 47% bodoh bodoh !!! Thanks to the pg govt for the measures taken to protect the low and medium costs housing from the greedy investors. The 24 families are now happily living in their compensated double storey terrace houses, and now fetches at least 550k i would say. Thanks… Read more »

Yang
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Yang

Nar don`t bluff here with the Rifle Range Flat. Maybe I need to show you one that have not been renovated. As for the KBP, yes it was election time and they did get the double storey house. Congratulation to them due to the 9 that fight high and low. And how did these 24 get the house. It was milked from the higher prices of the nearby apartment and condo that was price up from 72k to 200 – 240k. Need I need to mention which are the nearby apartment and condo. Just blind ignorant fool as if we… Read more »

tunglang
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Pray to God, you will end up wiser & blessed.
Pray to a cat, you will most likely end up brainless bodoh & may cause Almighty’s wrath for worshipping an idol.

Papa Sensible
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Papa Sensible

God only helps those who are sincerely working smartly hard. No point pray pray if the heart is not humble eg to run down someone with his car.

tunglang
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Working hard to spend it all ‘cocky’ on red lanterns in JB?
Get a life!
Your Choice to pick: work to live miserably chasing Cosmopolitan mirage or live to work what you enjoy doing & doing sustainably for life long without debt slavery.

God blesses those who made a choice from his own heart rather than trying hard being ‘cocky’ to others …

Lemy
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Lemy

Any prayer will be in vain if one condemns other’s belief.

seng tak
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seng tak

Johor Umno government is charging developers 30 sen psf of lamd reclamation to raise more than RM100 million, but question is how much will eventually be used to compensate the fishermen affected by reclamation? Satu lagi projek memperkayakan kroni?

kee
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My mom’s friend, an aunty living at rifle range flat, and she said she had her flat, kitchen and bathroom renovated by the pg govt !!!

Vote la barang naik beramai ramai all the sibodoh !!!

I am very sore and venomous because i cannot buy and sell the low cost apartment anymore, therefore hantam i must at dap govt for protecting the poor !!! Such is human character, true colours all come out in time like this !!! Cilaka !!!

syam
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syam

cannot buy and sell the low cost apartment itu yang merosakkan harga rumah p pinang sampai yang miskin diperalatkan oleh yang tamak yang bermuka dua !

Yang
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Yang

Tanya the CAT mengapa tak pakai proton flv mahu pakai merc L. Jangan cakap kosong di sini. Mengapa 72k rumah jual 200k. bukan itu satu penipuian. mengapa rumah murah di jual oleh pemaju bukan pilih dari perumahaan mmmp. Buka muka jana cakap kosong sahaja

syam
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syam

Majestic Height masih mampu milik, banyak yang kosong. yang jadi agent boleh tolong tunglang dapat satu unit untuk anaknya agar beliau tetap berada di Tanjung tak usah payah pindak kat Belum. Rumah murah kat Tabung Haji pun bolek tukar milik asalkan yang berjiwa utk menetap di pulau tak kisah sangat.

lst
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lst

Tanya PM kenapa tak pakai MAS dan pakai Private Jet 1Malaysia?
Kalau PM tak sokong MAS, siapa nak naik MAS?

Bil elektrik 2 bulan dah boleh beli satu Mercs. Siapa yang bolos duit?

tunglang
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syam, kalau u ada ‘connection’ dgn Tabung Haji yang benar-benar dibawah langit biru boleh ‘buat’ tukar milik rumah murah, saya mampu dapat 3 bagi anak-anak saya.
Saya tunggu jawab u dgn hati meriah!

Yang
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Yang

Yaya and you did not mentioned that the resident also have to pay a certain amount is it not. And its not renovation, its upgrading of certain pipe here and there. Come on man don`t lie and bluff. This is not renovation. Please tell the whole truth not just a part. Don`t be like the CAT that twist a little here and turn a little there. Just like the many renovation in the market and stall, the stall owner will have to pay for the deposit of these renovations and upgrading.

tunglang
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Selective renovation just to make it into big PR news?
C’mon, No Money, No Talk Syndrome.
Tak de duit untuk low cost housing, nak jadi renovator big time!
Tak siuman sikap dibanding dengan CM’s residensi yang tak perlu renovation big time awal-awal 2008.
Sandiwara Teochew Peking pun tak setanding dengan Kucing Kurap Bermuka Seribu Misai.

Yang
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Yang

For the readers` info. The stall owner will have to pay for the entire cost of the renovation. Lets say it cost RM5k, then the owner will have to pay the RM5k which will be refundable. If the owner decided not to rent and do business anymore, then the next stall owner will have to fork out that RM5k and it will be refunded back to the 1st stall owner. And it goes on and on ………. You see how the CAT played with the people money. He is using your money to do the renovation and claimed credit for… Read more »

cwf
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cwf

Lucky you need nit to stay in flat. You do not know what is strata? Your house can accomodate all residents while each unit is under renovation let alone they unable to work and to take leave ti watch over their household items otherwise they will be missing after renovation.

tunglang
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Yang: The stall owner will have to pay for the entire cost of the renovation. Lets say it cost RM5k, then the owner will have to pay the RM5k which will be refundable. If the owner decided not to rent and do business anymore, then the next stall owner will have to fork out that RM5k and it will be refunded back to the 1st stall owner. The same with state land & yet to be reclaimed sea land (futures trading land). Just playing the No Money, No Talk Syndrome > SwapDeals. But this ‘cost transfer method’ for stall owners… Read more »

Yang
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Yang

Syam, Are you sure Majestic Height banyak kosong. All have been sold out @ 72k during the 1990 by a Japanese developer and was abandoned. As a result the former BN adun negotiate with a white knight to rescue the project. The solution each owner has to pay 7k to finally get ownership and OC. Now most of the owner has rented it to companies for their foreign workers. And the Jardip said the whole project will be revived. Yaya it will be revived and the price for the apartment is 350k – 500k. Wait an see whether it will… Read more »

tunglang
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syam must be drinking Tongkat Ali + Toddy to make us temporary ‘happy’ with such surreal news of Majestic Heights homes.
With so many ‘wai lao’ as thy neighbours in Mini Asean of Paya Terubong, who would want to invest in a home sweet home over there?
syam, I suggest you drink more Kopi-O kau kau to wake up to the realities of Cosmopolitan + Coast-Mud-Politan Penang Frenzied.
Also, stay away from Sg Pinang Black Tea so loved by cw’f’ sewage cover maintenance service + trolling.

Dorai G
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Dorai G

tunglang
jangan percaya yang expoitasi harga rumah. memang benar u pergi cari cari jangan pakai agent yang putar belit.

lst
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lst

Syam can drink Ali Cafe while tunglang can drink Ah Huat, purely to try luck for the Jutawan and RM888,888 jackpot money to buy a house in Penang! Good luck! No need to count on Zhang Jien the bakal orang kaya.

Batu Ferringhian
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Batu Ferringhian

If I was a wealthy tycoon…or a crony, I would fund the repair/repainting myself 🙂
Habis cerita!
But I’m not…so the best we can do is put pressure…Anil, snap more photos!

cwf
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cwf

Pr federal mp, how much funds do they get from umno federal government? Why in bn areas, bn mps and adun received funds from federal government, pressure them after all, most of the taxes go to revenue or tax department. What tax can state givernment collect from rich’

seng tak
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seng tak

Ku Nan is spearheading a new BN policy of No Begging? The poor must be getting nervous. The beggars may migrate from KL to Penang?

cwf
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cwf

Hdb is funded by sinkapore federal government who collect all taxes and to encourage its people to have a sense of loyalty with a comfortable home. How can we compare to state governments as we do not pay most taxes to? Jtc is rich with industrial land and they do overseas investment. Look at all labour governments in uk and aussie. How much social justice if people are waiting for handouts.

tunglang
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DAP to provide legal aid to homeless in KL. I smell political opportunist of short term gunho (like the Kg Buah papa saga) – you meant to fight for their places of rendezvous in Bing Chui KL? Why not just get your friendly developers to build proper homes (in outskirts) with soup kitchens for the homeless after maxi-profiteering from high-end development? CSR Bing Chui mah! Wait & see what will happen to the homeless & beggars in Cosmopolitan Penang of Bing Chui Frenzy. Penang Fact: There are numerous homeless sleeping on 5-ft ways, near temples & benches of shopping malls.… Read more »

cwf
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cwf

How can he vote if one is homeless and not sure which us the polling station and get to there? Never mind 4 wheel drive in the city. If bn gerakan government gives free makan and lodging must be vote catching opportunists?

tunglang
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I love 4WD b’cos I can easily run down your cw’f’ sewage covers of filth & lies!
Wanna try my LandCruiser2?

cwf
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cwf

No surprise at your intention to run down people who disgrees with you…

Don Anamalai
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Don Anamalai

Good to see LGE participate in the charity organization Lighhouse to distribute food to the needy beggars.

Yang
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Yang

Tunglang : Legal aid. This is a good sandiwara and opportunity for propaganda. Go to Jeff Ooi service centre and see what is written on the wall.

We can advise you and refer you to a lawyer but we do not provide you a lawyer.

tunglang
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“No Money, No Talk Syndrome” trying to talk like run-to-me angels.
Maybe Papa Sensible can add some more common senses into the service centres for angle-advising the homeless getting own lawyers & paying full fees for life from Milo tins.

Dio
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Dio

Is there estate management in the first place?
Do the residents pay any monthly maintenance fee?
Should public fund be used to paint such private estate?

Yang
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Yang

Now all apartment must be management by the JMB but some JMB are so extravagant or corrupt or the resident refuse to pay their service charge which is why you have such a situation. Even RM30.00 many resident do not want to pay. Some of them lansong did not pay at all.

Miguel
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Miguel

I thought the management committee is elected by the residents themselves?
So it is easy to find excuse. My friend stay in a low cost flat and some of the residents even refused to pay monthly maintenance fee of just RM20. They are hoping some charitable organization could help, perhaps once every 5 years when the 1msia NGO could step in?

seng tak
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seng tak

Anil is partially right. HDB amenities are managed by town council who collects monthly conservancy charges (pay more if you have bigger units, more toilets) from residents. Failure to pay means no water or electricity supply, making residents lqw abiding. Nothing is free. Flats are repainted every five to six years.

OWC
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OWC

All owners of Singapore HDB flats have to pay monthly Service & Conservancy Charges (S&CC) to the respective Town Council.

Example of Jurong Town Council;
http://www.jrtc.org.sg/our-services/sncc-revision

Monthly charges (after discount) range from $19.50 (1-room flat), $69.10 (5-room flat) to $89.00 (Executive flat).

Assistance will be given to those who are not able to pay the S&CC with valid reasons.

Note: By HDB definition, the living room is considered a room. So a $-room flat means 3 bedrooms + 1 living room.

Yang
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Yang

Anil ; In Singapore, maintenance of HDB flats (lift repairs, etc) is handled by the local councils. In Penang the flats, condo and apartment are managed by the Joint Management Committee (JMB) of the building to handle collection of money and maintenance. These JMB have to report yearly and submit the AGM and Accounted to the Commissioner of Building (COB) handled by the MPPP and state govt. In many cases money and account have been manipulated and the COB is unable to deal with it due to under staff. COB has only about 5 staffs to handle complaints throughout the… Read more »

seng tak
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seng tak

Singapore town councils are very professional in estate mgmt. Money collected are effectively utilised to maintain and improve public facilities and amenities.Malaysia should learn from them via lawatan sambil belajar.

lst
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lst

Many ‘poor folks’ cannot pay maintenance fees, but can indulge in 1 pack of cigarettes (RM10) and 1 can of Calsberg a day. They have different priority?

terence
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terence

When the minority do not pay maintenance fees, the majority will eventually follow suit. That is how the problem begins and perpetually deepens…

caravanserai
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caravanserai

The painting of flats The dwellers should take the heat Living there they don’t show concerned Of cleanliness and sprucing up the areas Even service fees they ignored Sinking funds too they don’t bother They wait for government help They close their eyes of the obvious The state government can’t do much With limited funds available what do we expect? It is still the Federal Government collecting bulk of the taxes But Bee Anne ignores it until the next election The flats are rundown during Bee Anne Currently still under Amno constituency The residents should petition Amno for assistance The… Read more »

Miguel
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Miguel

Caravanserai has the talent to write song lyrics.

loga
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loga

I think many readers of this blog are belonging to the Baby Boomers generation who are having hard time coping with the present world. They easily blame development as the cause of their misery without realising that the consumer driven society now is gearing towards the spending power of the emerging Generation Y, if not the Generation X, who could spend without fear of any consequences. I remember buying a pair of Adidas football boots 36 years ago at Cheng Lee sports shop in Penang. The boots cost me RM80 which is very pricey at that time during World Cup… Read more »

Dio
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Dio

You are right. Gen X and Gen Y spending away their Baby Boomer father’s fortune is very common today. I hope Anil’s readers do not have such experience as a parent. Not surprise to see many Gen Y folks have suicidal tendency once they are in trouble as they are very weak mentally due to lavish upbringing?

Smart GrandDaddy
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Smart GrandDaddy

I have retired from working in a bank in Penang and I know many Baby Boomers in Penang are thrifty folks hence a lot of savings from hard earned money. The major weakness of most of these parents is that they want their children to have good life without inculcating good values like saving for the future. Priviledged Gen X in turns pamper Gen Y and now we are seeing new consumer landscapes. Also would like to point out that many Penangites who do not have the experience working in more competitive environment tend to lead “relax” lifestyle with no… Read more »

Smart GrandDaddy
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Smart GrandDaddy

RE : many roi maestros in Penang has decided to go upmarket with air cond dining with food court prices

Keng Kwee lane famous Chendol has set up a stall in Johor Baru (in shopping Mall in the heart of the city). A bowl of of such Penang Chendol cost RM8 !

Same one costs only RM3.90 at Pragin Mall (air con).

Also same one only costs RM2.20 (no air con, have to stand to enjoy it)

Blame CAT for that 🙂

Smart GrandDaddy
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Smart GrandDaddy

Correction. Keng Kwee Chebdol selling at RM5/bowl at JB Mall near the immigration centre. The point is this so called Ori-maesto does not rest on his laurel (contended with Peang business). He expands and puts his menu prices per demographic profiles. I believe he’s a baby boomer inherited the secret recipe from his father (whose picture is shown at his new air-con outlets). His children being Gen X & beyond may not be as simple as him so he is smart to adjust his biz strategy to earn more to cope with higher cost of livings (eg to buy lifestyle… Read more »

Miguel
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Miguel

I like the comment by loga, a different spin to understand the frustration of certain Penangites that could not cope with changes due to the behavior of Gen Y affecting the society. Baby boomers are in retirement mode while Gen X are now training Gen Y who will eventually take over their jobs. This is the sad reality!

cwf
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cwf

With their experience, they are still unable to give advice and suggestions. They know how to whine over and over the same thing. They think merc is very very great and grand but they are common and private owners are having superior cars to show off.

OWC
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OWC

Baby Boomer generation thinks very highly of Mercs, but it is just a norm for Gen Y.

Anyway I really like the topic brought forward by loga. Baby Boomers certainly have hard times relating to the lifestyle and spending pattern of Gen Y.

tunglang
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Don’t try to cover the CAT’s penchant for developers’ taste of Merc with cw’f’-sewage cover. It’s the state money to be managed responsibly, not to be spent nor be justified comparing as lower to the 1% richie purchasing power + taste of car lifestyle. Btw, What happened to the AirAsia travel-PR-show of prudence (or is it pretension ala sandiwara)? Is CAT Deity going to be rich & famous on par with the private owners driving + showing off superior cars? Get Real Street Wise: the other day, I had a husband + wife customers who dropped by uninvited to view… Read more »

Yang
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Yang

Private car owners with big and superior cars earned it through sweat and tears. A service oriented leader should not make use of the people sweat and tears to enjoy. I did heard him complaining that BN state govt are wasting money using Merc when a Toyota would suffice. It seem he did not walk the talk.

seng tak
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seng tak

Why need sweat and tears to get rich today when you just need RM300 initial outlay to become Bakal Orang Terkaya as proposed by that China guy who got endorsement from mamny MCA folks and untouchable by law?

tunglang
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Know what is a scam. Nothing come$$$ easy.
Did not your parents teach you a thing?

Smart GrandDaddy
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Smart GrandDaddy

Knowing the situation in this commercial dog fights dog, cats fights cats world, the 95% should : a) stop indulging in “lifestyle” comforts beyond their means. Stop installment payment via credit cards for gadgets like handphones & cameras, cars, etc b) do family planning. If can’t afford delay having babies or restrict having them. If can’t stop the urge to have whoopie, then do it with proper timing lah. Babies are human need tender loving care and proper upbringing else more social issues later. c) Pay up flat/condo maintenance fees. If can’t afford, then go renting. d) go upgrade skills… Read more »

Dio
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Dio

Remember this formula:
Happiness = Reality – Expectation.

Reality is getting harsher. The best way is to moderate your expectation!

abb
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abb

yang,
BN is so good with 90% of flats repainted? but, these run-down flats are located in die-hard BN constituency. are u saying that its better to vote opposition to get things done? Go criticize Guan Eng if he has done wrong but dont be a obvious BN troll. Money aint everything. Go earn an honest living for once.

Yang
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Yang

abb : When I am here I am already criticizing LGE. This and many other blogs are for us to voice out our grievances otherwise what the hell is is and many other blogs for. I reserved my right to voice out and so do you. If I am a Bn troll, are you not one of DAP PR troll for bodeking LGE and DAP

tunglang
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Some fools believe social causes should be divided along political lines.
Either you are with us or against us, no different from George Bush Senior’s terrorist mantra.
We are all pawns in this hideous sabdiwara game of up-one-manship played to the hilt no high tides @ Coast-Mud-Politan can match. Eg: Kg Buah Pala of shooting from the manhood of CAT’s opportunistic penchant.

Which foolish pawns will be manoeuvred, let’s see.

Yang
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Yang

BN constituency also in Penang controlled Pakatan under DAP LGE. Is DAP trying to shirk its duty or doing it on race criteria

cwf
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cwf

For more than, we have been mistreated by gerakan and umno. Now why mca and gerakan ministers do something. You are Malaysian ministers

Yang
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Yang

abb ; Even if I am a paid BN troll, is it not an honest living as compared to the lies and deceit of the YAP.

Would the clerk working in the DAP centre said wrong of their master. I do it for what I think its right.

abb
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abb

guan eng,

taking care of the poor must be beyond politics.
do it just for the people, regardless of affiliation.

Yang
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Yang

Almost 90% of the flat that have been repainted are being done by the 1Malaysia govt under the 1Malaysia programme. Since the people of Penang love the CAT so much, ask him to do it but then he keep asking the Federal BN govt to do it. DAP … ask the BN govt to solve the traffic congestion and so many others. What the hell are we voting the DAP LGE govt for, I wonder ????.

Bernice
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Bernice

What the hell are we voting the DAP LGE govt for????
Cause majority of the Penangite belive in Tokong’s Heng Ong Huat (prosperity bloom abundance) …..what can we say????

Dio
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Dio

Alternative is to drink Ah Huat coffee and hope for the RM888,888 windfall?

Michael
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Michael

Why paint them when some up-market property developer will come along soon and demolish them to make room for more elites!

tunglang
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Possibly another swap deal behind closed Komtar door, these boh bing chui flats may have to go. Another social-engineering via relocation of have nots further into the mainland interiors. To make way for bing chui presentation in Bagan Ajam, not Kejam at the exit/entrance of cosmopolitan sea tunnel. Hint: The mud flats @ Coast-Mud-politan Gurney is still muddied. No work to rid of these mud & smell means one thing: sea tunnel + swap deal projects will definitely go ahead. So these Bagan flats with no paintwork also spells the same linked destiny. Reality check: this is ‘kejam’ (cruelty) of… Read more »

Dio
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Dio

Paint companies like ICI or Nippon can do CSR here and get free publicity by painting these flats FOC with their paints?

OM Saigal
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Speak up and getting painting, Jahara Hamid. ‘Action speaks louder than words’, a song by Bob Marley….

Appalled visitor
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Appalled visitor

Many of these low cost blocks of flats have no lights in the public areas (all stolen or damaged but not repaired), many lifts out of order, staircase lack guard rails (stolen by scrap metal thieves) and rubbish not cleared daily. Conditions are very dirty, smelly and definitely unhealthy. I visited one such block and was appalled at the conditions the residents had to put up with.

Yang
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Yang

Please don`t be appalled. The resident got what they deserved. Firstly they do not want to pay the service charge and then they believed and vote in the Pakatan DAP CAT govt that do nothing except for the rich and powerful. One block in Prai has no lift for the past years and residents have to walk up 20 storey everyday. And in Farlim, almost all the cheap flat are being built during the time of Gerakan and was well maintained until recently when many of the flats are now in such a derelict condition. Green Garden is one example… Read more »

Wira
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Wira

The rifle range flats built by the government was painted after the 2008 GE by the PR state government. The Taman Tun Sardon flat in Gelugor are getting theirs painted over. I’ve not seen any low cost flats painted by the BN government on the island prior to this.

State government have limited funds. Perhaps in future government flats should be built the ‘Le Corbusier way so that a coat of paint is never necessary.

Yang
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Yang

The Rifle Range flat was only partly subsidized while most of the flat repainted by the 1 Malaysia programme are fully subsidized. Even Jardip has to write to KL for assistance and I am still wondering what the hell should I have voted DAP when it is the Fed BN govt that is doing most of the work.

Yang
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Yang

The Rifle Range residents could have got a new 800 sq ft apartment if they have voted in BN but too bad they trusted in the liar CAT. Now they will have to live in that squalid condition for a very very long time until the BN come and make another offer. That is gold land and giving them a unit in exchange for developing the areas into a modern and urbanize area is not a a problem to BN. Its a win win not a one sided situation.

tunglang
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Read This Arrogance:
State party leaders, especially those from PKR and PAS, have been left uncomfortable with his decisions. Several PKR leaders told this writer that the decision to build the undersea tunnel and to award it to a consortium of local and Chinese companies was made solely by chief minister Lim Guan Eng.

Most of the decisions especially those concerning the local development plan, sale of state-owned land and key appointments were made by Guan Eng without consulting his component parties.

Deity Praying Trollers, See more at:
http://www.theantdaily.com/Outspoken/Can-Kit-Siang-s-warning-wake-up-Pakatan-s-sleeping-beauty