GEORGE TOWN (Dec 14): It looks like the saga concerning pre-war houses in Penang’s heritage zone is not going to be over soon.
GEORGE TOWN (Nov 18): Developers of new developments in the city will be required to upgrade the main drain in their development areas to solve the flash floods problem in the state.
PENANG (Aug 5): Penang is mulling a cap on rental hikes in pre-war buildings to 20% over a period of four to five years, in contrast with more exorbitant hikes of 100% to 200% observed in recent times, said Penang chief minister Lim Guan Eng at the Penang International Property (PIP) Summit conference today.
GEORGE TOWN (Feb 12): The Penang government has refuted claims that a neo-classical building constructed in 1921 in Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah here was demolished to make way for a commercial complex and five-star hotel.
GEORGE TOWN (Jan 12): The land owner is not allowed to build homes on the illegally cleared Bukit Relau hilltop in Penang, even if the area has been rezoned as residential land.
GEORGE TOWN (Jan 8): The final cost of the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP) could balloon to more than the estimated RM27 billion once all the plans — including for the elevated rail system alignment — and the relevant detailed studies are completed, with federal approvals obtained.
GEORGE TOWN (Dec 29): The federal government should approve the Penang Transport Master Plan so that the state government cannot use it as a "political gimmick" to raise public outcry, says Penang state exco Chow Kon Yeow (pictured).
GEORGE TOWN (Dec 17): Civil group Penang Forum (PF) will be meeting Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng early next month on the issue of hill development projects in the state.
GEORGE TOWN (Dec 16): The Penang executive council today gave the green light to Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP) project delivery partner SRS Consortium Sdn Bhd for the railway and highway schemes that include a rail line from Komtar to the airport and the Pan Island Link.