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Penang in mindless development mode because of a mindless chief minister

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That is true, true, true….The third submarine tunnel proposal is truly a mindless idea from Lim Guan Eng.

Batu Feringghi used to have foreign land atmosphere as described by a friend who first visited Penang about 10 year ago. But, the hills along the coastal road in Batu Feringghi is almost bald nowadays with tons of high rise apartment projects are under construction.

NGOs not happy with ‘mindless development’

GEORGE TOWN: Penang may have been named one of Asia’s most liveable cities, but two non-governmental organisations here beg to differ.

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) and Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) argued that Penang was becoming unliveable due to “mindless development”.

“The kind of development that is taking place leaves no space for conservation,” said S.M. Mohamed Idris, who is president of both NGOs.

He claimed that hills were being destroyed while in places like Tanjung Tokong, the sea was being polluted by reclamation.

Yesterday, a small group of CAP and SAM members staged a 15-minute peaceful protest outside the construction site of a hillslope housing project in Bukit Gambier ahead of World Environment Day today.

Speaking to reporters later, Idris said the […]