The highway and tunnel projects ‘consultation’ on 19 November 2011 was called by Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng.
The CM invited NGOs, and it was a closed-door meeting. The press were not invited and it was not open to the public.
During the session, the CM gave a briefing and the NGOs expressed reservations.
The activists present generally felt Penang should be focusing more on sustainable transport. Moreover, the tunnel would require substantial land reclamation.
They also felt the state government should not pre-empt the Penang Transport Masterplan, which is still being finalised.
Penang Forum Steering Committee
8 March 2012