Now Let’s See How Clean We Can Get

By Khor Hung Teik

October 2011 FEATURE
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Cleanliness has always been a matter of controversy in Penang. It was in 1991 that former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad famously gave his damning indictment that the state was fast becoming the Rubbish Bin of the Orient. When the Cleanliness Master Plan is presented to the state, can we expect radical change?Rats, crows, clogged drains, dirty markets… these characterized Penang urban street life for a long time. Over the last two decades, however, the situation is believed to...

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Khor Hung Teik

is a manager at the Penang Institute and has been tracking practical and workable green practices since 2000. He has also authored manuals on household composting and initiated several community composting projects in Penang.