Penang Forum highlights hill degradation to chief minister

The Penang Forum steering committee calls on the Penang state government to comply with their own policy of barring development on hill land above...

Hill degradation: Executive summary of Penang Forum’s position

The Penang Forum steering committtee released the following to the media after its meeting with the chief minister of Penang: To address public concerns over...

Penang Forum: Penang transport masterplan flawed; more study required

Reclamation is a two-edge sword. While it brings the state revenue, there are irreversible environmental and social costs when done excessively, says the Penang...

Penang Forum: Ferries – Service to public, not profits, should be main criterion

PPSB has proposed to further reduce an already inadequate and much needed ferry service. Where is the sense in this, asks the Penang Forum...

Penang Forum: Hand over Penang port, including ferries, to state government

The Penang Forum Steering Committee is heartened that the federally controlled Penang Port Commission has requested the privatised Penang Port Sdn Bhd to postpone...

Penang Forum: ‘Save our hills’ declaration

Over 200 people participated in the forum organised by Penang Forum, reflecting the concern felt by many Penangites. At the end of the forum,...

Penang Forum: Saga (Riddle) of the RM1bn compensation:

If the state can provide clear answers to several questions and meaningfully engage with the public, the public would be able to make more...
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Penang Forum: Why the EIA process alone for land reclamation is unsatisfactory

Penang Forum supports the call for wide-ranging public consultations and hearings as well as independent impact assessments before projects are approved. In Penang Forum’s...

Penang Forum: Penang land reclamation – Don’t throw the baby out with the bath...

If we dismiss the motion on land reclamation just because of it was Umno that put it forward in the state assembly, we risk...

Penang Forum: MBPP should be more vigorous in prosecuting illegal earthworks

Penang Forum urges MBPP and the DPP to use tougher laws against those responsible for illegal hill land clearings. The rate at which the...

Penang Forum: Green building incentives not eco friendly

Where is the logic when sustainable energy initiatives are rewarded with higher density and non-sustainable developments elsewhere, wonder Penang Forum. It is with incredulity...

Botak Hill rezoning: What happened to CAT?

The Penang Forum Steering Committee is dismayed to read press reports on 19 April 2015 which confirmed that the Penang state government had quietly...

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