Review PTMP for transparency’s sake

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  • Monday, 20 Aug 2018

Brief caption: tg bungah residents asso. (agnes james)/fishermen groups gathering against pan island link & appeal govt to review pg transport master plan at state assembly.Pix by Gary Chen/ The Star/ 10 August 2018.

VIEWS for and against the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP) are now well documented after the publication of several articles by writers including Roger Teoh, Dr Lim Mah Hui and Joshua Woo. But as a Penangite, I am obliged to chip in my two sen worth in response to the invitation for more feedback on the PTMP by Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow.

Woo says the PTMP’s financial structure is “self-financing” by selling reclaimed state land (a land swap business model) and there would be no need to ask for federal funding to avoid adding to the RM1 trillion debt of our country. But I beg to differ.

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