Workshop: Understanding and addressing housing issues in Penang


The Penang Housing Network (Jaringan Perumahan Pulau Pinang), an informal coalition of NGOs and individuals concerned about affordable and decent housing, is holding a workshop to discuss housing issues among stakeholders and come up with proposals towards workable solutions.

  • 31 March 2019 (Sunday)
  • 9am to 5pm
  • Caring Society Complex (Jalan Utama, 10450 Penang)

Relevant stakeholders, including state representatives, state agencies, civil society members and affected residents who are concerned about housing in Penang, will be involved in the discussions surrounding housing.

Topics include:

  • History of social housing
  • Current situation on social housing
  • Difficulty with evictions.
  • Proposals for a way forward

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13 Mar 2019 5.05am

There are many flats in Penang which are in a very dangerous situation.They are infested with rats. The walkways are dirty. Piped waters leaking. The buildings look old and dirty. Some are occupied by foreigners. Some units are left vacant for years. Bathroom is flowing to the walkway. Express buses and lorries are parked. Children are playing and living in such a condition. The is no residents association to look into their social problems. Ah longs are coming in the middle of the night to collect loan payment. These are the images of many flats in the country. Something should be done. Government should look into it to create and a clean, decent living environment.