A RM1.6bn entry for the Malaysia Book of Records?

Here you go again.. direct tender, negotiated tender, restricted tender, tender terhad or whatever-you-may-call-it, the effect is the same – mind-boggling amounts of money expended with little accountability.

And then they need to introduce GST for the rakyat to cough up while patients have to pay for nuts and bolts and screws needed for surgical procedures. (more…)

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Strange goings-on at Penang’s ‘Sore Thumb’

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Residents of Tanjung Bunga recently sent a letter to ask about the current status of the ‘Sore Thumb’ – but so far apparently no response. (more…)

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Raise commercial water tariffs in Penang as well

While all the focus is on Penang’s high domestic water consumption, the Penang trade consumption is often ignored – but businesses enjoying cheap water guzzle 40 per cent of total Penang water consumption.

Graph: PBA

Graph: PBA

While the state government rightly calls on Penang’s domestic consumers to reduce their high per capita water consumption, it should also ask Penang trade consumers to curtail their water usage. (more…)

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