Penang Island mayor Maimunah appointed as UN-Habitat executive director

Photograph: Penang Island City Council, MBPP

The UN has just released the following statement about Maimunah Mohd Sharif, who only recently, from 1 July this year, took over as mayor of the Penang Island City Council from Patahiyah Ismail.

Secretary-General Announces Intention to Appoint Maimunah Mohd Sharif of Malaysia Executive Director, United Nations Human Settlements Programme

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, following consultations with the Chairpersons of the regional groups of Member States, today informed the General Assembly of his intention to appoint Maimunah Mohd Sharif of Malaysia as the next Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN‑Habitat).

Ms. Sharif is currently Mayor of the City Council of Penang Island, Malaysia. Prior to her appointment, she was the first woman to serve as Seberang Perai Municipal Council President. She began her career as a Town Planner at the Municipal Council of Penang Island in 1985.

(The UN-Habitat is the UN programme working towards a better urban future. Its mission is to promote socially and environmentally sustainable human settlements development and the achievement of adequate shelter for all.)

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Yo Ho Ho. So long no comments from ah pek. Must be in North pole preparing for Xmas presents. Merry Xmas and happy new year ah pek and all readers.


Many kids want that shrieking ports from Last Jedi as Christmas gifts.

Wonder what are presents Anil to prepare for exchanges on eve of Christmas? A year subscription to Aliran not a bad idea.

Anyway, whether you are on island or forest hills, a wonderful wish for all who celebrate this festive season.


A very polite wishing of the season! Dear Heng.
No need shrieking off the head (to get attention?) like one Shriek!!!


No present from ah pek santa? All I want is my two front teeth, my two front teeth.

Mah HS

Critics of the state housing policy should consider that Penang now has the highest number of affordable housing projects either completed or pending, compared to pre-2008, according to state housing committee chairperson and DAP assemblyman, Jagdeep Singh Deo. To substantiate his point, Jagdeep pointed out the state had in fact constructed 24,000 low-cost (LC) and low-medium cost (LMC) units, since taking over in 2008 til now. This is in stark contrast with the merely 5,100 units of affordable housing built by the previous administration from 1999 to 2007. “We have outperformed them by building five times more,” said Jagdeep. For… Read more »


Cost of Living or Cost of Lifestyle?

Read this:
Malaysia’s rich drive demand for high life

Businesses are sprouting to cater to lifestyle needs of the country’s upper-middle class


Market segmentation per living and lifestyle from a same Chendol source :

1) Keng Kwee lane off Penang Road – the living one

2) Food courts at QBay Mall or Gurney Paragon – that’s lifestyle.

The choice is per your bin chui reasoning.


Spending to feel good upsets your financial well-being

It is your control over your finances with the capacity to absorb a financial shock and the ability to make choices to enjoy life while being on track to meeting your financial goals.


Cheers, Kopi-O kau kau to you!


The Penang state government has questioned why applications from Penangites for the federal maintenance fund (TP1M) have not been approved for the last two years.

In a press conference today, state exco Jagdeep Singh Deo urged the BN government to answer to the people of Penang on why this is so.

“Why is it for two years – 2016 until 2017 – not even one application from Penang to their TP1M fund has been approved,” questioned the exco in charge of housing, town and country planning.


Today people do not save for future but spend future money via credit card. How to live in retirement merely depending on BR1M? Spend wisely and not be tempted by branding and commercialisation.

Without @umnoonline Malays surely are much better! Congrats!