Remember the city status of George Town

By Goh Ban Lee

February 2010 VOICE IN THE CROWD
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Daniel Lee
George Town is a city. That has been a fact since Jan 1, 1957. It does not matter that this has been forgotten or ignored by officialdom. To save money and time, all that needs to be done now is for Penang's government and people to acknowledge that fact in action and words.ACCORDING TO the Ministry of Housing and Local Government, there are 12 cities in Malaysia. They are Alor Setar, Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya, Shah Alam, Malacca, Johore...

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Goh Ban Lee

is a senior research fellow in the Penang Institute.