Proposed third Penang bridge leads to prized reclamation site on mainland

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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.

But nooo, the economic slump has offered few lessons to our ‘planners’. Even as the Covid threat appears to be receding a little, we hear of more mega-projects in the pipeline: the cable car is still in the picture (despite Penang Hill and surroundings being selected as a Unesco Man and Biosphere site), there’s more reclamation in Langkawi, there’s the Kulim airport project, another 1,000 acres of reclamation in Butterworth and now a proposed third Penang bridge.

Hold on a sec… The idea for a bridge-tunnel in this part of Penang was originally mooted by none other than then-Works Minister Samy Vellu in 2001 – yes, 20 years ago. Back then, I wrote a piece (‘The Parking Lot of the Orient’) for Aliran Monthly opposing the 9.2km cross-channel road link estimated at a cost of RM2.3bn (back then) from Bagan Ajam on the mainland to Bagan Jermal (near Gurney Drive) on the island as it would choke the island with cars. Full article on Aliran website

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wyatt

Sorry boys, but Wyatt is still in the building, smoking his cigar n sipping whiskey watching you court jesters, running riot in the comment column, jesting just about everything (hilarious) except the issue on hand which is “The Proposed third Penang bridge”. Believe a third bridge will not happen because if it is a bridge it will have to come under the purview of the Fed. Gov. The State Gov. wants control over their infrastructure projects. Notice how MCA, Gerakan n Works Ministry have given their views on the subject matter when no one asked for their opinion. So, what say… Read more »

shriek

Uncle Wyatt, it is not wyatt we said but is wyatt you said. You have been long before us and observed from the sidelines and see clear picture. Wyatt you said Uncle Wyatt? Wyatt you say about did Se langor and KL gets better treatment?

Ray of Light

Shriek n Wyatt both of you run as independent candidates one for Komtar the other for Pulau Tikus then Anilnetto.com readers can vote you in.

Alive

Is wyatt Gerakan or MCA said still relevant today? They have no agenda or voice on their own within the context of Muafakat.

shriek

Uncle Wyatt, smoking cigar? Boss or revolutionist like Fidel Castro?

Milk Tea

The state is in an absolute mess. When there is a will, there is a way….all in disguise to enrich themselves. When (certain people) can br allegedly bribed with 40k watch, you know they are not fit for the job.

shriek

Real mess. The watch dogs check corruption are stealing millions as compare to 40k bribe. Yet watch dogs insist to carry on the self check

Esme

RM25 million gone missing (replaced with fake cash) from watchdog in the Spygate incident?

shriek

40k replaced with fake simple job. Try replace 25M? Only Teh Susu see no problem like David Copperfield??

Milk Tea

Stop idolising politicians Shriek…Penang will be far better without them…40k is just an appetiser…dont know how many more behind the curtains.

shriek

Dont know, people keep silent but dont know the more you tell

you are the one with good feeling (idolise) your politicians..

You must be getting your teh $$$

over 30M for 1 building

But see how much is distributed 15M to share with 63 schools
https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/593560

shriek

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/highlight/2021/09/30/ioi-properties-group-lands-rm4-65-billion-marina-bay-site/

Billions in Sink apor and soon Peng land kias will follow the money flow. Many only balek kampong Peng land once a year. For 360 days, local Peng land kias have to content with swapping house flies

Alive

51% equity rule – the making of more Malay fat cats?

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/opinion/2021/10/03/51-equity-rule-the-making-of-more-malay-fat-cats/

A few fat cats will be installed on top of such companies, get rich without doing anything, and their children will buy Lamborghinis and crash them.

How would making a few Malay fat cats even fatter help the needy and desperately poor Malays in the kampungs and low-cost flats?

Esme

Some politicians and so-called local professors made some silly comments that the cross-border travel should resume as soon as possible because Singapore needs Malaysian workers. Exactly what do you think Singapore has been doing for the last 18 months since the border was closed on March 18, 2020? Do you see their economy crumbles due to lack of Malaysian workers? In reality, Malaysia, especially Johor, needs Singapore investments more than the island needs Malaysian workers. Singaporeans are big spenders, thanks to their purchasing power as a result of the stronger Singapore dollar (or the super weak Malaysian Ringgit), and among… Read more »

Esme

From 30% To 51% Shares – Endless Racist Policies & Daylight Robberies Why Local Talents & Companies Fled Elsewhere

https://www.malaysia-chronicle.com/?page_id=194724

shriek

To Teh Susu – That is no mess, smooth going and better feeling?

Alive

An building to remind us of 1MDB fiasco?

Alive

The perks of being a lawmaker: RM2 mil gratuity, RM100,000 monthly pension
This on top of RM55,000 salary, driver, land, RM100,000 holiday allowance, MP reveals in bid to stem excesses

https://www.thevibes.com/articles/news/43034/the-perks-of-being-a-lawmaker-rm2-mil-gratuity-rm100000-monthly-pension

Jobless graduates can try their luck to be candidate for GE15, good money, not forgetting high return as Katak…

shriek

Teh Susu
Central no mess paying 2 Billion as fees to outsiders. In the end, we drink Cola, burgers and finger licking good? No more kopi O kau kau or teh susu tarik kau kau. With uncle Wyatt’s recommendation, we may get free voluntary service – National Serv

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2021/09/28/anwar-questions-rm2bil-for-foreign-consultants-to-draw-up-12mp/

shriek

Uncle Wyatt, I think you blunder big. Central received 3M donated vaccines and you want Peng land to pay? How much you ill pay?
https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2021/09/29/china-to-donate-another-million-vaccine-doseschina-to-donate-another-million-vaccine-doses/

Alive

Can someone please explain what is ‘Punitive Asset Recovery’?

https://www.themalaysianinsight.com/s/342249

Can apply to Bossku and Zahid too?

Ray of Light

Prized reclaimation land along the voast of Bagan Ajam must be dubjected to 51% Bumi Equity holding?

shriek

Teh Susu’s maths.

Alleged RM25m theft in MACC ‘tip of the iceberg’, claim sources (malaysiakini.com)

40k is a mess and millions is very thing fine and in order.

Esme

Rais Yatim suggested that monies connected to bribery and money laundering cases that have been confiscated by the MACC should be kept in Bank Negara or any other bank that can guarantee its safety.

shriek

BN not even 100% secure. Boss ada malu can transfer billions and later some news those related to BN get teh susu $$$

Alive

Boss tak malu, carting away super-plush Fixtures And Fittings?

https://www.malaysia-chronicle.com/?p=210894

shriek

boss cart away, who can stop or get fired stop working for boss

shriek

Uncle Wyatt,

No vaccine, increase in cases, See news

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2021/09/27/penang-to-vaccinate-those-aged-12-15-from-wednesday/

Now you only knows State health is not fully under state gomen as state gomen work closely with state health

Esme

KUALA LUMPUR: Over 37,000 small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and some 200 sports-related companies have shut down their businesses following the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent movement restrictions, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.

Esme

Uncle Wyatt may need medical checkup to certify fit and healthy with good eyesight before renewing driving lesson?

shriek

Uncle Wyatt no need. He has a personal driver to bring him around and sing “I will follow you” and “king of the road”? Ha ha

Alive

Uncle Wyatt ‘has left the building’?

Casualty of ‘Red Light, Green Light’?

Ray of Light

Wyatt was busy following Sudirman Cup to comment?
Wyatt sudden absence remind many of whether he has followed Tunglang to take a break?

Esme

The Sepang Municipal Council will be testing a fully electric tram in Cyberjaya early next year under a pilot project as part of its aim of becoming a smart low-carbon city by 2025.

https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2021/09/27/report-electric-trams-for-cyberjaya-local-council-to-conduct-pilot-test-nex/2008678

Tram lovers may want to migrate to Cyberjaya?

shriek

Photo shows the ART runs on 3 lane road or than 6 lanes. Peng land has to tear down heritage houses to run ART. Look at the backlog of cars behind ART. ART begin long and not on fixed track can cut into other’s lane. So even Tunlan’s 4 wheel drive has to lari perlan perlan when meet ART.

MGR Maran

Evergrande Property Group of China is on the brink of collapse with debt in excess of US 300 billion dollars. However China government is rich to step in to resolve.

Developers need many projects to run to cover cash flow. Covid MCO has hurt Johor condo market and I am sure Penang not spare. Can Penang developers count on CM Chow to rescue should they get into trouble?

shriek

How sure you are sure Peng land is not spare? Just because it happens in China, Peng land must happened too? why not said KL, HK, Bang kok, Ha noi, Ja kar ta an all over the world??

Esme

Penang Gerakan chairman Oh Tong Keong hoped that Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow will clarify the matter, especially when the state government has spent RM305 million on the feasibility study for the tunnel project.

Esme

GEORGE TOWN, Sept 27 — Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow today said that the state government is not considering building a third bridge for Penang to replace the proposed undersea tunnel project.

He admitted that the state government will not dismiss the possibility of building a bridge instead of an undersea tunnel, but it was not being considered at the moment.

shriek

Work done has to be paid and the amount is certified by local QS and Engineer. Maybe Uncle Wyatt can get someone to do voluntary work? Beware if voluntary work is carried out wrongly who pay for the error?

Esme

RM30 million spent on renovation of Sri Perdana In Putrajaya?

https://m.malaysiakini.com/news/593145

shriek

Teh susu orso renovate his house often? 30M how many meals for puteh kain?

Alive

Najib: Muhyiddin said govt has no money but can renovate his official residence

https://m.malaysiakini.com/news/593406

Ray of Light

Anilnetto.com readers must watch Netflix’s Squid Game to understand present deterioration humanity’s moral fiber. The egoism and altruism nature of some forever not enough rich people can fool the ignorant public but not the karma awaiting them. Whether you are rich or poor if there is no sense of righteousness the former continue to seek thrills of life while the latter struggle to sustain livelihood.
Kindness ripples unforeseen blessings.

Alive

Squid Game is set in our contemporary reality, which makes its scathing critique of capitalism less of a metaphor for the world we live in and more of a literal depiction of life under capitalism.

As an anti-capitalist parable, the only ways to fight back or upend the game in some small way are through acts of solidarity or by turning down the allure of the cash.