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Send your feedback on the Penang Hill Draft Special Area Plan (RKKBB 2020)

If you are concerned with the cable car proposal for Penang Hill, the new method of calculating the Carrying Capacity as well as want several other issues to be addressed in the Penang Hill Draft SAP, sending your feedback to PLAN Malaysia is VERY important. This submission of feedback closes on the 28th of January […]

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Penang transport masterplan: A scandal in the making?

It has been almost a month since I last wrote a piece Debunking the Penang government’s transport master plan spin highlighting significant concerns on the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP) but I have received no response from the Penang state government. Nevertheless, this latest article will point out serious concerns regarding the modelling methods, ridership […]

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Debunking the Penang transport masterplan ‘spin’

Why is the state ignoring hard scientific evidence and still opting to bulldoze through the excessive highway constructions at all costs, asks Roger Teoh.

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Save Pulau Jerejak

This piece was written by Rexy Prakash Chacko, an avid hiker and nature-lover. Like many other Penangites, I was flabbergasted when reports started surfacing in mid October about development plans for Pulau Jerejak. An island which seemingly withstood the tests of time had finally fallen victim to development. It was not just the fact that […]

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Is the PTMP a violation of social equity?

This piece is by Roger Teoh, a postgraduate student studying for a PhD at the Centre for Transport Studies, Imperial College London: The link between transport policy and social equity is often an important issue left undiscussed in the developing world. This article attempts to provide a fresh perspective, analysing the element of social equity […]

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Penang at a crossroads: Building more highways or a good public transport system?

MBPP councillor Dr Lim Mah Hui wrote this commentary after an exchange with Roger Teoh, a PhD student in transport engineering, who is also a DAP member: Over the past weeks, Roger Teoh, a PhD student in transport engineering, has contributed three articles in Malaysiakini on the proposed Penang transport masterplan. Based on an analysis […]