An open letter to Dr Ang Ming Chee

Dr Lim Mah Hui, in his personal capacity, has written an open letter to Ang Ming Chee, the general manager of George Town World Heritage Inc:

Dear Dr Ang,

Thank you for your letter of 15 August 2016 to me regarding the George Town Unesco world heritage site status, parts of which were published in the press. I write in my personal capacity and wish to share my reply with the public for the sake of transparency. Continue reading “An open letter to Dr Ang Ming Chee”

What’s happening to Penang’s hills? The case of Paya Terubong

Media statement released today during a press conference at the JKKK Paya Terubong centre.

Development of hill land under the Penang Structure Plan

Over the last few years there has been a spate of high-density, high-rise building development projects on Penang Island, encroaching into the fringes of hill land, which is gazetted under the Penang Structure Plan (2007-2020) as land above 250 ft (76m) above sea level. Development is also prohibited on land with gradient exceeding 25 degrees.
Continue reading “What’s happening to Penang’s hills? The case of Paya Terubong”

CAP: Furore over Penang Forum letter to Unesco unjustified

Much furore has been created over Penang Forum’s letter to Unesco requesting an advisory mission and an impact assessment of the proposed Penang transport masterplan and how it might affect the outstanding universal value of Penang’s world heritage property. Continue reading “CAP: Furore over Penang Forum letter to Unesco unjustified”

Sia Boey: Penang Forum responds to criticism of its letter to Unesco

Penang Forum is shocked at the vitriol and headline-grabbing rhetoric targeted against us over the letter to Unesco which requested the world body for an advisory mission and impact assessment of the proposed Penang transport masterplan project along the boundary of the George Town world heritage site’s buffer zone. Continue reading “Sia Boey: Penang Forum responds to criticism of its letter to Unesco”