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Penang’s contested development

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The RM46bn “Penang Transport Master Plan” and the reclamation off the south coast of Penang Island – proposed by SRS Consortium – are part of the state’s development agenda. But it comes with a price not everyone is willing to pay. Astro Awani’s Melisa Idris and Sharaad Kuttan ask Penang state executive councillor Zairil Khir Johari and economist Dr Lim Mah Hui of Penang Forum about the trade-offs involved.

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