Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Below is an example of how all residents in Kuala Lumpur get notified of upcoming construction projects. Very different from Penang where only immediate neighbors to the project receive notice. Which is better ? Tell us what you think.

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The difference between KL and other Peninsular Malaysian municipalities is that by advertising in the local newspaper, the public gets to know about it. whereas in Penang and other municipalities, only the neighbouring owners are notified. However the question of local standi is another issue altogether.

Be that as it may, there is nothing to prevent the local authorities from being more forthcoming with this "knowledge" of impending developments which will impact on business, residents, environment, traffic etc. If the State wants to practice more transparent planning it can always do so, it is not illegal!

We would like to have public feedback or any good suggestion, all are welcome !

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