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So they reached out to 17,000 people, eh?

I was amused to hear that the state government has reached out to nearly 17,000 people through “public engagement sessions” to explain details about the Penang transport masterplan.

Penang Forum 9 this weekend on the controversial RM46bn transport proposal

Only about two weeks remain for the 7 September deadline for public feedback on the detailed environmental impact assessment for phase one of the Pan-Island Link 1 (PIL1) highway, a major component of RM46bn transport proposal put forward by a contractor and two Penang-based developers.

Penang’s RM46bn transport controversy: Let us not confuse the issues

Today I feature a response by Penang Island city councillor Dr Chee Heng Leng to a letter that appeared in the press.

Why bulldoze a flawed transport proposal?

Our guest writer today is Dr SP Choong, who has been involved in sustainable transport initiatives in Penang for many years.

Unbelievable highway-building frenzy in Penang

At a time when visionary and progressive nations are turning towards more sustainable forms of mobility, Penang appears stuck in a 1950s to 1970s time warp as the state plans more and more highways for this small Penang Island.