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.
Dave Anthony says that an escape clause should be inserted into contracts to ensure that corporate projects unfriendly to the people and/or the environment can be terminated without compensation by subsequent administrations.
What type of development do we want for Penang? Is it rampant and unbalanced development or is it sustainable and balanced development, asks Lim Mah Hui.
The kris-kissing, self-proclaimed champions of the Malay race were not there to protect the homes of the villagers when the bulldozers rumbled in, observes Rani Rasiah.