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Penang axes Bayan Bay land reclamation project

Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said that the state government will not grant Boustead Holdings Sdn Bhd land reclamation rights to Bayan Bay, following protests from residents and Pantai Jerejak state assemblyperson Sim Tze Tzin. Boustead was at first allowed to reclaim 100 acres along the Bayan Bay shoreline after the state government required it to scale down a hotel project in the George Town heritage enclave to fulfil a five-storey Unesco World Heritage Site requirement. Lim said that the hotel plans had been approved by the previous state government in spite of the Unesco requirement.


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