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So PGCC master planner Nasrine Seraji claims I misquoted her and took her comments out of context. She was reported as saying that those comments were made four years ago and that no slides or pictures were shown on my blog post, which she claims was also not in the context of her conference.
But those comments were published by Canada.com last November, less than a year ago. Take a look at my original post here, where you can also find the link to her full original Canada.com interview (which doesn’t contain any pictures and slides either) and then you decide if I misquoted her and put her views out of context.
You want to talk about not giving the full picture and putting things out of context? Patrick Lim, Fox Communication and the mainstream media have been misleading the public by telling us only about the “iconic” crooked twin towers. (One of them is 66 storeys high by the way, almost similar to Komtar, that ugly protrusion in the centre of George Town.)
They have not shown the public what the other 35 towers on the site would look like. (Yes, I have recounted – there will be 37 towers in all, almost all of them over 40 storeys high.) The above view (which is actually a cut-out model done to scale on the actual plan – minus the Fox gloss) is what my late grandma and my late dad will see from Batu Gantong. (The crooked towers are at the top left and Scotland Road is on the right at the bottom.) Not a pretty sight.
In fact, the two crooked towers will be lost and almost hidden in the maze of three dozen other towers!
By the way, most of these towers will have five-storey car parks. That’s right, thousands of car-park lots. And don’t forget the Penang Outer Ring Road passing behind the crooked towers. “Zero-carbon” city, huh?
And the view below is what the well-heeled residents of Jesselton will see from their tranquil and peaceful neighbourhood. (This time, the crooked towers are on the right.)
You still want to talk about putting things out of context and not giving the full picture?
Are Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi and Chief Minister Koh Tsu Koon aware of this monumental folly, which they are pushing for fast-track approval?