Sunday, October 08, 2006

Public Forum, 2nd July 2006

TBRA held a successful Public Forum on 2 July 2006 which resulted in a petition signed by 280 citizens concerned with development problems in their neighborhood and along the North Coast of Penang.

The signatures and a memorandum were delivered to Yang di Pertua of MPPP and Assemblyman Tan Sri Dr. Koh Tsu Koon. The memorandum asks for:

1. A moratorium on development projects on the north coast until traffic and infrastructure plans have been implemented.

2. Notification of development projects to all residents who will be affected and not only to immediate neighbors.

3. EIA for all development in ecologically sensitive areas and mandatory public participation on the EIA.

4. No hill land to be degazetted and converted to development land.

5. Increased participation of civil society groups and resident associations in the formulation of the local plan."

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