Saying no to Moulmein Rise

A SIGNATURE campaign to garner residents’ support against the ‘Moulmein Rise’ project in Lengkok Moulmein in Pulau Tikus is gaining steam.

Penang Citizens’ Awareness Chant group said they have received about 300 signatures through their online petition since the campaign started last week.

“Our stand is that the project need to be scrapped or at least reviewed by Penang Municipal Council (MPPP),” said group advisor Yan Lee .

He said they hoped to collect 1,000 signatures in a month.

The ‘Moulmein Rise’ project comprises a 27-storey commercial luxury project in a residential area.

In the petition, the group claimed that MPPP did not take into consideration the livelihood of the Pulau Tikus Market traders, did not find an alternative car park for the public and did not take into account the traffic congestion in the area.

A letter had also been sent to MPPP president Datuk Patahiyah Ismail on the matter but to date, we have not received a reply, said Yan.

“They should reply because this a public interest matter and the residents deserve an answer,” he said.

Yan Lee is worried that the market-goers and traders would not be able to park in the proposed basement car park once the developer passed it to the building management committee upon completion of the project.

“It’s the committee that decides who will run the car park, not the developer.

“They should hand the car park to MPPP. If it’s run by them, the car park fees will be reasonable,” he said.

Chant group also held a protest on March 9 with the Pulau Tikus residents.

For details of the campaign, visit http://www.change.org/petitions/no-moulmein-mppp-and-pggov-stop-this-project.

Source: StarProperty.my

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