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Penang to be accorded city status

After a three-year wait, Putrajaya has finally agreed to grant Penang an island-wide city status, according to executive council member in charge of Local Government, Traffic Management and Flood Mitigation Chow Kon Yeow.

However, despite meeting all the conditions set by the government, the state must wait for the Cabinet’s nod before making the announcement. “In the latest meeting with the Housing and Local Government Ministry this year, it was finally agreed that Penang be granted city status but this has to be approved by the Cabinet first,” said Chow.


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