It is sad that the Bible Society of Malaysia feels they have to move its base from Selangor to KL to avoid coming under the jurisdiction of the Selangor Islamic Affairs Department (Jais).
14 March 2014 was the closing date for submission of feedback on the draft Detailed Environmental Impact Assessment for Phase 2 of the Seri Tanjung Pinang project, involving 891 acres of land reclamation. According to E&O, the DOE issued its approval letter on 10 April. That is super quick – less than four weeks.
It takes much longer to approve a building plan. In some cases, it takes longer to get a licence to operate hawker stalls.
But for Big Business …
Among other things, this Oxford Analytica report (link above) says:
South-east Asian banks will be tested as the eventual end of quantitative easing affects local currencies, capital flows, financial asset prices, borrowing costs and repayment capabilities of corporate and household borrowers. A rise in interest rates and cost of borrowing could prompt a surge in bad loans. (more…)
The ‘super-efficient’ Department of the Environment has hurriedly given a conditional approval for the detailed Environmental Impact Assessment for a massive 891-acre land reclamation project under Seri Tanjung Pinang Phase 2, which has alarmed a string of civil society groups and concerned Penangites. (more…)