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Bukit Relau hill-top destruction: Penang Forum writes to MPPP

The destruction of the Bukit Relau hill-top is not the first time such “in-the-face” flouting of planning laws has occurred. There is a breakdown in the monitoring and enforcement process in the Council. To prevent a recurrence of this, the Penang Forum Steering Committee now demands that a thorough inquiry be made by an independent […]

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Hill development or hill destruction in Penang: No more business as usual

Lim Mah Hui has expressed grave concern about the destruction of hill-land for property development in full view of the authorities.

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Freeze 87 units/acre guideline pending public consultation, proper planning

The government of Penang wants Penang to be an international, intelligent and liveable city. The hallmarks of such a city are proper planning, a good public transport system, and strict building guidelines and codes. These are essentially lacking.

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MPPP puts high-density applications on hold

The president of the Penang Island Municipal Council (MPPP), Patahiyah Ismail, called for a meeting with representatives of Penang Forum to discuss the Plan of Action put forward at Penang Forum 5.

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People, planning and development

Dr Lim Mah Hui urges the MPPP to engage more with the people and find ways to democratise the whole planning process.

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Towards a new MPPP budgeting process

Full text of address by Dr Lim Mah Hui to the Full Council Meeting of MPPP on 28 October 2011. Selamat pagi and selamat sejahtera. Yg Bahagia YDP Ar Puan Patayah and Ir Ang Eng Thye, Pengarah2 and Ketua2 Jabatan, Ahli2 Majlis, Para wartan, tuan dan puan. Saya harap membincang tentang proses bajet MPPP. Saya […]

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CAT needed in sPICE project

The Penang Forum is deeply concerned over the manner in which the concession agreement between the Penang Island Municipal Council (MPPP) and the project concessionaire for the sPICE centre was signed.