The Penang Forum Steering Committee has responded to the issue of high density development i.e. the tripling of density permitted from 30 acres to 87 units/acre.
It points out that high density development must be preceded by proper planning (for open spaces, supporting infrastructure, etc), a good public transport system and strict building guidelines and codes.
See the full statement on the Penang Forum website.
Penang Forum also wants the draft Local Plan, approved in 2008, to be put on public display for comments and feedback, as required under the law.