Can Penang Port be Saved?

By Andrew Yong

September 2012 FEATURE
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For most of the second half of the last century, the issue of Penang’s free port status was a running sore that incited strong emotions amongst the people of Penang. The recent proposal of BN Penang to restore Penang’s free port status shows that the issue has still not died in certain quarters. The issue now is how a veritable future for the port can be secured.From its establishment as a British settlement in 1786, Penang, with its sister settlements...

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Andrew Yong

is a special legal officer with the Penang state government.