“It is a sad day when we see two architectural treasures within the George Town World Heritage Site, Convent Light Street and Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, vandalised by Malaysians to make racial political statements.”
That’s what the Penang Heritage Trust president Khoo Salma Nasution said in a statement today. You can also see another photo on the PHT website. Shameful.
In other news snippets:
- The recent gathering of Mat Rempit protesters has kicked up a controversy in the State Assembly.
- The Penang State Assembly sprang a leak during a debate (The Star). Are you surprised?
- Since no one wants to buy the old MPSP premises in Bagan, Butterworth, why not turn it into a public park instead of trying to rent it out? Butterworth has hardly any recreational green spaces for the public. Or is a public park not important for the people of Butterworth? Do we need to spend millions for a roof-top garden somewhere?
- PDC general manager Rosli Jaafar has “resigned” as chairman of subsidiary PDC Consultancy Sdn Bhd. PDC Consultancy was reportedly responsible for the design, tender and contract management of the ‘Kancil car park’ near Penang Hill. But Guan Eng says the resignation has nothing to do with the car-park, and Rosli remains as PDC GM. An inquiry is ongoing into the car-park fiasco. Also, an announcement on the state government and PDC will be made on 11 November.