Develop by All Means, But Not by Any Means

By Lim Mah Hui

October 2011 FEATURE
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A building project is not merely about keeping below a certain number of units per acre. It is also about airflow, green spaces, traffic congestion and public transport. Development is too serious an issue to be left solely to developers.I WOULD LIKE to touch on the issue of the type of development towards which Penang, in particular Penang Island, is headed.Let me begin with an anecdote. Recently, I had dinner with Ramesh Chander who was chief statistician in the Department...

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Lim Mah Hui

is an MPPP city councillor representing many of Penang’s NGOs. He was previously an international banker and academician, and the author of Nowhere to Hide: The Great Financial Crisis and Challenges for Asia.