Five reasons why ‘PTMP’ is a white elephant masterplan

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Roger Teoh gave this presentation about half a year ago, but the points he raised are still valid. Take the time to watch his presentation. If you are short of time, at least read his brilliant summary of the five serious concerns about the Penang state government’s land reclamation and transport infrastructure plan.

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Penang Waterfall Ranger
Penang Waterfall Ranger
23 Apr 2019 12.54pm

CM Chow is organising LRT Run in July from Komtar to Bayan Lepas to promote PTMP.

http://pgmasterplan.penang.gov.my/index.php/en/2-uncategorised/153-lrt-hunt-2019

Anil, Khoo Salma, Roger Teoh, and LimMH can form a team of 4 to participate and counter the propaganda to create true awareness ?

Hu Chiow Fen
Hu Chiow Fen
22 Apr 2019 1.10pm

Worry not for my family waiting to cash in our Penang old properties to migrate to inland small town for peace of mind and lower cost.

Milk Tea
Milk Tea
23 Apr 2019 8.47am
Reply to  Hu Chiow Fen

Better sell before the property market crash. Ghost condos everywhere, they’re approving projects like we have a million migrants coming our way.

tunglang
tunglang
24 Apr 2019 8.53am
Reply to  Milk Tea

It’s a hard sell & hard to sell property market now. Even in the secondary market. Blame it on the false crystal ball gazing of property gurus. Don’t believe? Just ask any freelancing property agent, some of whom may have to drive Grab!

Jordan
Jordan
24 Apr 2019 5.42pm
Reply to  tunglang

In the next three to five years, a third of job roles in Singapore’s finance industry will be merged or changed due to data analytics and automation, the Institute of Banking and Finance and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) said in a report. The report covers 121 job roles across front office, mid-office, back office, and enterprise functions in Singapore’s financial services industry. They represent over 90 per cent of jobs in the financial sector.

https://www.regulationasia.com/technology-to-transform-a-third-of-singapore-finance-jobs-study/

If you are in Finance or banking sector, do not commit to high housing loan since your job may not be secure soon.

Harith
Harith
25 Apr 2019 12.23pm
Reply to  Jordan

Recession likely in 2010.
Brace yourself.
Make sure you have sufficient savings in case you got retrenched.

Joseph
Joseph
25 Apr 2019 2.13pm
Reply to  Harith

You mean 2020? Cannot back to future lah!

Shriek
25 Apr 2019 5.59pm
Reply to  Jordan

Can protest like fishermen losing their livelihood?

Shriek
26 Apr 2019 11.09am
Reply to  Milk Tea

Susu teh wants to make money. People sell at suicide prices and he buy all.

glissantia
glissantia
23 Apr 2019 1.16pm
Reply to  Hu Chiow Fen

Worry, because capitalism will follow you with its “development” in 10-20 years.

Shriek
26 Apr 2019 11.09am
Reply to  glissantia

No Inflation?

Tamilvechi
Tamilvechi
22 Apr 2019 2.06pm

No need 5 reasons.

It will fail simply because Penang folks prefer to drive own cars, instead of LRT or bus or team.

Simple as that.

Jordan
Jordan
23 Apr 2019 5.38pm
Reply to  Tamilvechi

Indeed short and simple, if Roger’s dissertation is too hard to digest!

Erny
Erny
25 Apr 2019 12.10pm
Reply to  Tamilvechi

Roger need to justify his PHD with complicated analysis and assessment. But Tamilchelvi is right.

BB Boy
BB Boy
30 Apr 2019 7.04pm

Roger Teoh being countered by PTMP delivery partners (open tender?)

https://www.thesundaily.my/opinion/debunking-arguments-against-ptmp-DA828306

Waiting for counter opinions in this blog….

Wei
Wei
2 May 2019 11.15am
Reply to  BB Boy

that is a very convincing rebut. his arguments are much more convincing than that college student who pretend to be an expert whom he clearly is not..hehe

Nvidia
24 Apr 2019 4.17pm

Penang eatery ordered closed after rat droppings found

https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2019/04/482145/penang-eatery-ordered-closed-after-rat-droppings-found-nsttv

Despite the random spot checks and risk of facing closure enforced by the state government for neglecting hygiene, cases like this still occur frequently, this time a famous tourist hotspot. Perhaps its time our officials do a field trip to the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) to learn about what can be done for local eateries and wet markets to achieve the required hygiene standard.

Nvidia
24 Apr 2019 4.25pm
Reply to  Nvidia

“In the 1960s, the authorities started to legalise the trade by registering hawkers around the island. Even after the Republic gained independence in 1965, the demand for cheap and affordable hawker food persisted, so Singapore began the process of moving these roving hawkers out of the streets into hawker centres with proper sanitation and amenities.”

https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/streets-open-air-complexes-how-singapores-hawker-culture-has-evolved

Shriek
25 Apr 2019 6.03pm
Reply to  Nvidia

Hawkers use a pail of water for everything

Jordan
Jordan
2 May 2019 4.17pm
Reply to  Nvidia

Penang plans to nominate its “hawker culture” as an intangible heritage to Unesco.

State tourism, arts, culture and heritage executive councillor Yeoh Soon Hin said the state government plans to get its culture of hawkers into the Unesco Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity under the Convention for the e of the Intangible Cultural Heritage.

https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2019/05/02/dont-let-singapore-monopolise-recognition-of-hawker-culture-says-penang-law/1749070

Harith
Harith
25 Apr 2019 12.25pm
Reply to  Nvidia

Must follow Singapore to achieve good hygiene like their well maintained and controlled hawker centres.

Shriek
27 Apr 2019 7.02pm
Reply to  Harith

Hawkers will oppose as they want chip chip. Just pay licence. Roadside free free. Tung land wants chip chip one ton mee and will hunt around. Can talk big but not willing to pay.

Shriek
25 Apr 2019 6.01pm
Reply to  Nvidia

Like to susu teh. Why waste money. Peng land cannot compare to Sing land

V Ramesh
V Ramesh
1 May 2019 3.11pm
Reply to  Nvidia

See the back lanes of the coffee shops at nights many rats running around!

Wei
Wei
2 May 2019 11.04am
Reply to  V Ramesh

rats running around is our heritage..NGOs say preserve at all cost…hehe

tunglang
tunglang
23 Apr 2019 8.05am

One of the most expensive transport infrastructures in Malaysia (history) for a short term 7-year panacea ie building more insane highways just to move more vehicles to urban centres in Penang This increased traffic from the PIL1 to urban centres means more demand for parking spaces.

CM Chow to eventually ask for more fundings (via questionable swap deals) for building smart parking centres? Or why not ask Pg GH to expand existing parking blocks to Mega Parking Centre? Or will he have the political will to increase parking fees to curb demand?

PTMP = Penang Transport > More Parking.

Shriek
23 Apr 2019 7.22pm
Reply to  tunglang

Tung land like looking for chip one ton mee will orso Ronda2 for chip parking bay.

BB Boy
BB Boy
30 Apr 2019 7.01pm
Reply to  Shriek

RM3 wan tan me available at vintage shophouse behind Chowrasta market in the morning.
Anil, Tunglang and Shriek go makan there and write mouth watering reviews.

Cheers kopi o

Shriek
25 Apr 2019 6.12pm
Reply to  tunglang

You want everything chip chip. Chip one ton mee

Jordan
Jordan
2 May 2019 4.08pm

GEORGE TOWN, May 2 — Penang will be so negatively impacted by the proposed Kulim International Airport that the island state’s own international airport could “close down”, Chow Kon Yeow said today.

The Penang chief minister said in the state legislative assembly sitting today that he feared his state will be edged out as the Kulim International Airport will be newer, larger and more sophisticated.

“So when the Kulim International Airport opens, the Penang Airport could possibly close down,” Chow said in reply to a question from PKR’s Batu Uban assemblyman A. Kumaresan.

tunglang
tunglang
24 Apr 2019 6.48pm

Cabinet agrees to increase matriculation intake, quota system to stay https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/473577 The cabinet has agreed to increase student intake into the pre-university matriculation programme from 25,000 to 40,000. However, the quota system allocating 90 percent of seats for bumiputera, and 10 percent for non-bumiputera will remain, according to Education Minister Maszlee Malik. “The Education Ministry had raised the matriculation intake issue in today’s cabinet meeting. “The cabinet has agreed to increase the intake into the programme to 40,000, from the previous 25,000,” he said in a statement today. Maszlee added that the move was to ensure performing students are given… Read more »

Harith
Harith
25 Apr 2019 12.24pm
Reply to  tunglang

Need meritocracy to prevent brain drain to Singapore universities.

Jordan
Jordan
25 Apr 2019 9.12pm
Reply to  tunglang

No UEC recognition and want the chinese to study in national school yet limit their opportunity to IPTAs with unfair quota on matriculation intake?

Luckily Singapore offer lifelines (scholarship and bursary) to its universities if you have good results in UEC or STPM. With UEC options open as well to overseas education not just Taiwan or China.

Jordan
Jordan
27 Apr 2019 1.22pm
Reply to  tunglang

Malaysia’s Chinese independent schools face uphill climb in quest for qualification recognition
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/malaysia-chinese-independent-schools-uec-q-11476890

V Ramesh
V Ramesh
1 May 2019 3.12pm
Reply to  tunglang

No point taking STPM now as places for university are not restricted de to many taking matriculation!

Jordan
Jordan
2 May 2019 4.09pm
Reply to  V Ramesh

Can still take STPM to gain entry to Singapore’s NUS or NTU.

Shriek
23 Apr 2019 11.08am

Pg ngos can’t see. Anil’s satellite map show how much brown pg is. If cut hills, tung land goes ah jee ah Jo. If cannot cut hill, then build high ground from sea. Or everything cannot be carried out. Tung land himself buy a condo. What a happy buyer and now do not want to go to velum valley

tunglang
tunglang
30 Apr 2019 7.52am
Reply to  Shriek

You are still the same ‘not trying harder’ but spinning rubbish & character assassination!
Trying to prove your worth (how much?) to earn Komar Dedak?
Go drive Grab! Or shriek all day long!

Shriek
30 Apr 2019 3.28pm
Reply to  tunglang

You assassinate your own character. Just bring your facts. Cheaper and more Moser and clean to live in flat than Wong fei hoong shop house in heritage area.

Wei
Wei
22 Apr 2019 10.05am

what …this roger dude haven’t graduate yet after so loooong ?

Milk Tea
Milk Tea
23 Apr 2019 8.45am
Reply to  Wei

He is more knowledgeable than 90% of your party. Democratic socialism ahaha…People first or Cronies first?

Shriek
23 Apr 2019 7.23pm
Reply to  Milk Tea

You no more cari makan from your bossku?

tunglang
tunglang
24 Apr 2019 8.55am
Reply to  Milk Tea

At least Roger didn’t laugh / giggle after his presentation to show how serious matter this PTMP is for an intrusive overhaul.

Shriek
26 Apr 2019 11.12am
Reply to  tunglang

Man not make to laugh or shed tears?

Wei
Wei
2 May 2019 11.17am
Reply to  tunglang

I can’t help laughing at the antics of the pretenders…..hehe

bigjoe
bigjoe
22 Apr 2019 12.31pm

Roger Teoh is a good analyst too full of himself given he is not really a builder of much.. 1) Who says the density of Reclaimed land cannot be one of the highest in the world? If we move Penang main urban center to it, it will be. 2) PIL1 is one of the most expensive. So what if it can pay for itself? 3) LRT projection is high and on purpose to justity to built redundancy ahead of need is not unusual for politician and does not have to be a disaster. KL LRT did not breakeven for 20… Read more »

Ma jiji
Ma jiji
23 Apr 2019 7.18am
Reply to  bigjoe

Everything in penang is a waste !

Milk Tea
Milk Tea
23 Apr 2019 8.42am
Reply to  bigjoe

DAP are so arrogant that they think themselves are on par with PAP. No where near, fellas.

Shriek
23 Apr 2019 7.26pm
Reply to  Milk Tea

PAP ministers are highly paid in Sing dollars. You are dud to compare. Better than your gilakan or dummo.