Koh: No plans to apply for city status

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  • Tuesday, 09 Dec 2003

PENANG: The state government has no plans at the moment to apply for city status, Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon said yesterday. 

He said yesterday that although the state government had thought in the past about having two cities, one on the island and another on the mainland, no formal application was made. 


“Now we have no plans to apply for city status but we will consider it in due time,” he told reporters after attending the Penang Development Corporation's (PDC) Hari Raya open house here yesterday. 


Dr Koh, who is also PDC chairman, said there were also other proposals including having more local councils, town councils and one municipal council instead of getting city status. 

“Other ideas included sub-dividing the existing two municipal councils into town councils and converting each district into a municipal council,” he said.  

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