A few concerned Penangites who visited the sPICE exhibtion at Pisa aimed at eliciting public feedback came away disappointed.
One of them said, “(To say) I am disappointed with the display is an understatement. In fact, it is pathetic and shameful for whoever puts up the display to call it a public display and request public feedback.”
A second said it was “rubbish”, adding there was nothing really answered in the exhibition.
He said he was interested in the details – like financial projections, projected revenue for the MPPP, proposed traffic dispersal plan, how many people would be employed, the concessions asked of the Penang state government/MPPP – not the snazzy marketing and public relations jargon, which was reminiscent of PGCC.
A third irate Penangite who took the trouble to visit the display said it contained “zero” relevant information. Moreover, he said, the place was deserted just after noon today with no personnel at the booths: “So how are we to provide on-the-spot feedback? Do they expect us to talk to ghosts?”
For those of you who can’t make it, you can download the sPICE display panel posters in pdf format. Judge for yourselves if this is anything more than a public relations gimmick.
You may also submit your views to the MPPP president Patahiyah Ismail: [email protected]