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Day: February 12, 2020

Stop the pussyfooting around plastic recycling pollution issue!

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) is aghast to have read a recent report of open burning of plastics in Relau, Penang. In fact we have also been informed of another case in Tanjong Bungah where plastics were burned in the early hours (about 4am). We call on the government to completely weed out plastic recycling facilities that do not comply to the stringent guidelines available. The...
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Coastal reclamation, costly fantasy and reality check

By Khoo Salma Nasution* The Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP) kicked off in 2013 with a RM6.3 billion agreement signed between the Penang State Government and Zenith Construction Sdn Bhd to undertake the building of three highways and a tunnel. A land swap of 3.7 acres was made in payment for the feasibility studies and detailed designs of the highways. The Zenith deal has been plagued by MACC...
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