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Penang Forum: Are quangos, pangos reason why CM won't meet other groups?

Susan Loone

Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow's remark that the state government will only engage fisherfolks and stakeholders affected by land reclamation has not gone down well with NGOs.

Penang Forum spokesperson Khoo Salma Nasution said it seemed that the government no longer welcomed the views of NGOs now that it had spawned a few "quangos (quasi-autonomous NGOs) and pangos (party NGOs)" of its own...

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