LETTER | The people of Penang must have clear and credible answers to dispel any possible misgivings.
LETTER | 'An amicable situation has been reached, the matter should end there.'
LETTER | Politicians can play with words and semantics, but not people’s lives.
I followed with interest the recent discourse between Roger Teoh and his former DAP colleagues, particularly Chris Lee Chun Kit and Syerleena Abdul Rashid, who are my fellow councillors in the Penang Island City Council.
Over the past weeks, Roger Teoh, a PhD. student in transport engineering, has contributed three articles in Malaysiakini here, here and here on the proposed Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP). Based on analysis of extensive database of key transport statistics from 100 cities around the world, he has come to several important conclusions, many of which are very relevant for Penang.
Even as I do not wish to prolong this tit-for-tat argument, the tendentious and unsubstantiated accusations made against me by Chris Lee on Sept 21 cannot go uncorrected.
To YAB Lim Guan Eng, the Chief Minister of Penang and YB Jagdeep Singh Deo, exco member for Housing and Town & Country Planning.
COMMENT | The right to shelter is a human right while the right to ownership is not.
Conventional belief is wrong. Conventional belief has it that widening roads will reduce traffic congestion. This is still the mindset our engineers and political leaders. But conventional wisdom is time and again proved factually wrong. In fact, the counter-intuitive is right, i.e., road widening creates more traffic congestion. While the counter-intuitive is not obvious, the factual evidence is staring us in our faces.
1. NGOs initiated the idea of a Penang master transport plan
Civil society is not against the Penang state government’s idea for a transport master plan. In fact it is NGOs that first suggested this idea in 2009 to the new Penang state government that just came into power. Many professionals from civil society volunteered their time freely and served in the Penang Transport Council and helped prepare the documentation for commissioning the master transport plan that was then awarded to the Halcrow consultants in mid-2011.
COMMENT | Lim vs Lim - Penang councillor who was accused of lying by CM responds.
Pakatan Rakyat should focus on building its power base rather than rely on the unreliable and unstable tactic of accepting party-hoppers to win control of government.