Tuesday, 15 October 2019

A Budget to delight developers

For me, the biggest news in the Budget today was the bit slipped in: foreign buyers will now be allowed to buy urban high-rise condos above RM600,000 to ease the glut whereas previously they could only buy condos above RM1m. Mind...

SST vs GST: A false debate

It was not so long ago that cartoonist Zunar used to take the mickey out of former Prime Najib Razak and his Goods and Services Tax. But in recent days, some politicians and analysts have floated the idea of restoring the unpopular...

Leading questions in Penang LRT questionnaire result in inflated 97% approval rate

The latest statement by Penang Forum: Penang Forum is alarmed that the Penang government could claim that 97% of close to 3,000 respondents had indicated support for the proposed elevated light rail system (LRT) going by the responses to a questionnaire at...
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How the six-lane PIL highway will disturb the peace of the Youth Park area

This model of the segment of the exorbitant RM9bn Pan Island Link over the Youth Park shows how the six-lane highway will disrupt the peace and tranquillity of the area. Regular visitors to the Youth Park and nearby residents, please take...
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‘Utter nonsense!’ – Transport consultant rubbishes PTMP-reclamation model

These are my thoughts in the video above on the forum on elevated light rail at Recsam in Penang this afternoon. Experienced transport consultant Dr Rosli Khan, who is from out of town, said Penang is special in so many ways -...

Forum: Penang LRT – Solution or Financial Distress?

Come for this forum tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon and let's dissect the sales pitch for the proposed Penang elevated light rail (LRT). This single LRT line in Penang Island (from the airport to Komtar) under the bloated proposal by SRS Consortium...