Today is the 34th anniversary of Operation Lalang, the crackdown against critics and dissidents under the administration of Dr Mahathir Mohamad. Never again should the country be subject to the use of such draconian laws that violate basic human rights.
This is ground zero of the proposed 4,500-acre land reclamation site off the southern coast of Penang Island, where the state government plans to build three artificial islands.
Have you read Aliran’s media statement on this? How will this move affect business confidence?
Aliran calls on the government to drop – instead of merely deferring – its requirement that local logistics and freight forwarding firms must have 51% bumiputera equity interest.
Penang Forum has just released this statement:
It is with great relief and validation that Penang Forum notes the wise and mature decision by the Penang state government to revise their plans for an undersea tunnel.
Another day, another mega-project proposed… You would have thought the pandemic and economic slump would have made our planners a little more circumspect about indulging in more mega-projects.