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Sunday January 8, 2012

Speakers Corner in Mak Mandin is ready

BUTTERWORTH: Penangites, especially those staying on the mainland, will have their own platform to express their feelings and views with the state’s second Speakers Corner at the new Taman Tugu Demokrasi in Mak Mandin here.

The 0.6-hectare park will also house a children playground, exercise area and several gazebos.

Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said an anonymous private company had sponsored RM600,000 to develop the park under their corporate social responsibility programme.

“I am here today to inspect the final touches before it is officially open tomorrow at 8pm,’’ Lim who is also the Bagan MP told reporters after visiting the park yesterday.

Also present were Public Works, Utilities, Transport Committee chairman Lim Hock Seng who is also the Bagan Jermal assemblyman and well-known businessman Datuk Chin Poh Chye and Seberang Prai Municipal councilor Francis Ong.

Lim urged residents to make use of the park and “take good care of it as well”.

“We will look into having a similar park for Bukit Mertajam,’’ he said.

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