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Penang Forum 9: Penang transport masterplan and Pan Island Link controversy

Only about two weeks remain for the 7 September deadline for public feedback on the detailed environmental impact assessment for phase one of the Pan-Island Link 1 (PIL1) highway, a major component of RM46bn transport proposal put forward by a contractor and two Penang-based developers.

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Call for review of mega project: Penang transport masterplan

Tun Daim Zainuddin, the chairman of the Council of Eminent Persons, announced on 18 May that the council would review all mega projects to determine “if they are to our advantage”.

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CAP: Penang state government should review its mega projects

The federal government has announced it is reviewing expensive projects in view of the high debts and the need to improve the financial situation. CAP congratulates the government for this move.

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Proposed road projects in Penang not a solution to traffic problems

The thrust of a rational transport strategy for Penang must be on reducing private vehicles instead of encouraging them, say the Consumers Association of Penang and Sahabat Alam Malaysia.

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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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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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Protecting George Town’s heritage status

Dr Lim Mah Hui delivered the following address at the full council meeting of the Penang Island City Council on 25 August 2016.

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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.

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Sia Boey: That letter to Unesco

This was the letter that was sent to Unesco.