The Seberang Perai Municipal Council (MPSP) has responded to questions raised by participants at Penang Forum 5 as follows:
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.
Dr Lim Mah Hui urges the MPPP to engage more with the people and find ways to democratise the whole planning process.