The Penang Forum Steering Committee has pointed out that it is not wrong for parties affected by property development to seek out-of-court settlements.
Penang Forum representative Lim Mah Hui has highlighted two urgent issues that will lead to much higher density in Penang – without the supporting infrastructure to cope.
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, observes the Penang Forum Steering Committee.
People must be at the centre of the planning process and must participate in it, says Lim Mah Hui. They cannot be relegated to a footnote or as an after-thought.
Penang can be transformed into a place that attracts human talent and formulates people-centric policies that can transform it into a developed, sustainable and inclusive economy without poverty, says Lim Guan Eng.
Listen to the Chief Minister outline his vision of Penang as an international city, hear out civil society’s presentation of the present reality and then participate in the discussions. But first, please register for Penang Forum 5 scheduled for 4 August 2012.
Lim Mah Hui urges the MPPP to engage more with the people and find ways to democratise the whole planning process.
These were the resolutions adopted by participants of Penang Forum 4: Development and Good Governance.
Soon Chuan Yean showcases Penang Forum 4, a continuing initiative to broaden public participation in local democracy, good governance and decision-making in development.
The following resolutions were adopted by participants of ‘Penang Forum 4: Development and Good Governance’ on 18 December 2011 at the Caring Society Complex, Penang.