Sungai Ara hill project: Penang NGOs send letter to Sunway Group chief

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Fourteen prominent Penang-based civil society groups have endorsed a letter to the chief of the Sunway Group over a controversial hill slope project, which they claim does not abide with the UN’s sustainable development goals.

The Sunway Hills project in Sungei Ara, Penang, involves the construction of 600 homes on sensitive hill land that is higher than 250 feet (76 metres) above sea level and along slopes with a gradient exceeding 25 degrees.

Check out the letter here.

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Sungai Nibong folks will soon complaint lime Sungai Ara when Iconic condos of 40+ floors erected next to future LRT causing big commotion to school children of 3 schools there???

Black Mage
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Black Mage

Iconic traffic jam in the making.

Shriek
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Iconic cash inflow and more one ton mee, cendol, and lim kopi, vodka, and lim milk tea. More job opportunities and talk talk on anil’s blog.

tunglang
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tunglang

Some (suspected) loopholes by Penang state authorities giving approvals to recalcitrant developers?
Well, this is no he-he-he matter to laugh it off lightly. Neither do we have to shriek off our heads to demand explanations.
CM Sin Chow … should stand up (not like that Niao Kong asking a proxy Chow) & explain how come (?) together with MBPP, EIA, etc.

Why wait until some innocent lives are lost in environment tragedies in Sg Ara?

Wei
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Wei

hehe..Tu Lang no kau pek the high court judge ..??

Don Anamalai
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Don Anamalai

The two of you please do not flood the blog with your senseless arguments that offer no value unlike other readers. An should arrange a meeting for them to meet one another to settle their differences!

Roland
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Roland

Please do not hijack anilnetto.com to release your frustrations over petty differences. Go to mamak stall have a cup of kopi to settle them and come back to offer constructive comment for better livings.

Wei
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Wei

it is a very constructive question to ask mind you, i asked why the judgement in favor of Sunway.. if MBPP and Sunway were so wrong,surely there will not be judgement in favor of them…if anilnetto.com do not practice what he preach about free speech…better close shop lar..hehe

tunglang
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tunglang

The 2 Trolls have to do a job or get no pay!

Wei
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Wei

hehe…whether making sense or not depend on the people who read it..

Roland
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Roland

Loopholes can be easily filled by Developers to proceed with profit maximization projects overhang or not???

tunglang
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tunglang

This question is irrelevant as most suspected loopholes (including special projects) were manipulated to push thro’ projects even before the property overhang as it is now. Profit maximisation is a developer business risk to take or to speculate (on Pg pro-developer gomen’s rescue incentive) should the inevitable overhang happens. Who knows, Pg CAT Gomen may with ‘excuses’ allow easy purchase of overhanging properties by any foreigner to save the skins of their favourite but greedy developers. The whole purpose of this uncontrolled frenzied development started from the Niao Kong era who shrieked to make Penang a shining example of progress… Read more »

Shriek
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Tung land can orso fill up the loopholes. He is best in spinning. He can dig every holes.

Shriek
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Another kau beh kau bu. Ask anyone which is most risky and most safe job. Most safe job is to kau beh kau bu.

tunglang
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tunglang

Don Anamalai. The 2 Trolls are here who may be (here) to cause misinformation & hatred thro personal attacks. B’cos they fear insightful info on ground zero may lead to change of Penangites’ perception of CAT Gomen.

Shriek
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Let readers judge for themselves. Tung land spin gasing and we spin and weave clothes. He spin and in free country rakyat no right to refute?

Ma jiji
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Why no sound at all regarding the Balik Pulau “developer intrusion” ? Balik Pulau residents riled after finding out about latest development
Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2019/02/26/first-a-road-now-a-township-balik-pulau-residents-riled-after-finding-out-about-latest-development/#gsdFiFVq3gtGSC02.99

‘Risky to build on ex-mangrove swamp land’
Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2019/02/26/risky-to-build-on-exmangrove-swamp-land/#iTmhU4YPTIxSopeL.99

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Under Pakatan, urban planners hope for ‘less’ political interference https://malaysia.yahoo.com/news/under-pakatan-urban-planners-hope-230037431.html A public library versus a mall. No doubt, the former has proven benefits for communities. But what if they needed jobs instead? Some studies say malls produce spillover effects that help spur growth for nearby residents. Both ideas may initially have people in mind. But politics is what usually decides which of the two gets built. Such is the nature of urban planning today, according to Ihsan Zainal Mokhtar, president of the Malaysian Institute of Planners (MIP), a group representing private consultants but work closely with the federal and state… Read more »

Shriek
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Tung Land what he knows about library? He only knows about shops in the mall like he buys condos from the developer.
Library needs proper access to care for ambulant otherwise they follow tung land kau beh kau bu about accessibility. What about many come by cars? Place for parking? Shoppers will orso kau beh kau bu if those going to the mall which house the library is mostly occupied by library visitors.
A proper library needs proper planning not like church house in shophouse

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Song

GEORGE TOWN, Feb 25 ― The Penang state government has called for an urban regeneration law to allow for old housing schemes to be demolished and rebuilt.

Penang state exco Jagdeep Singh Deo said there is no single law that governed urban regeneration of old housing schemes in the country. He said under existing laws, there must be unanimous consent by residents before the regeneration project can be implemented.

He added that the state has spent over RM55 million to maintain old low-cost and medium-cost housing in the state since 2008.

https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2019/02/25/penang-government-wants-urban-regeneration-law/1726630

Shriek
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Tung land object again? Object against tearing down designs in the 70s and orso increase in density?

Song
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Song

Sunway City had argued that the MBPP had granted planning permission properly because the proposed development is a “special project”, under the Guidelines on Special Projects.

What is considered “Special Projects”?

tunglang
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tunglang

Special projects is a convenient way to bypass strict hill development laws claimed out loud but never followed in Penang. Even if tragedy happens like that Bukit Kukus hill highway project killing workers at site, special projects will still proceed after the fact of investigation (just to show they are CATs).

Wei
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Wei

aiyoo…”special” must be because of own buddies, own family, own kind mah…just like your developer nephew getting blessing from his uncle to continue clear our land, build concrete jungle, build road, destroy our environment… hehe

tunglang
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tunglang

Spinning for CAT is your only survival job?
Poor fella! Get a real life under the sun. If you are a man-guy!
If nothing constructive to contribute here but spin to attack others.
Just like that Shriek!
BTW, I have not come across a man-guy who he-he-he (a giggle)!

Shriek
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Every time open mouth is kau beh kau bu. That is why I have to shriek. Also you spin gasing and claim every one is shriek. You are the one who is trying harder.
Join developer and carry on business with them and when nephew is in the construction and development company is happy at what is doing but not at tokong and chow mien are doing

tunglang
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tunglang

Personal attack is all that is your best defence? Unlearn from BossKu!
In fact, you are the ONLY SHRIEKER in this blog! Shrieking just for me, I am flattered for an effective job against your idols. Keep on Knee-Jerking Jerk! Or he-he to heal your ego!

Shriek
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Tung land orso carried personal attack. Lucky you get cheap house build by developer than those in heritage areas. Without developers you will not be here so freely to kau beh kau bu. Why don’t you attack heritage house owners for so kawan with gomen just accusing developers?