Minister in the PM’s Department Nazri Aziz has given some free advice to Guan Eng – don’t pay too much attention to the views of NGOs and environmentalists.
Let me try and guess why he’s giving this advice at this point.
Could this have something to do with mega projects in the pipeline for Penang? And the local groups that have been vocal against the social, environmental, traffic and hydrological impact of some of these projects?
NGOs and environmentalists are always calling for independent impact assessments by recognised experts to ensure that development is sustainable and won’t adversely affect local communities.
Now that Umno-friendly GLCs (or the listed companies that they have an interest or stake in) are showing interest in certain mega projects in Penang …
Ah, seen in this light, is this why Nazri is suddenly so ‘concerned’ about Penang and volunteering ‘free advice’ to Guan Eng?