Month: May 2019

500 MW Quota for NEM Up To Year 2020

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia can generate 1.4 times more electricity if all the roofs in Peninsular Malaysia are fitted with solar panels, compared with the conventional electricity generation of fossil fuel burning. Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin said there are over 4.12 million buildings with solar rooftop potential in the peninsula. If all these...

Penang’s Youth Park: Malaysia’s First Adventure Playground

One Monday morning in June 1970, Dr Lim Chong Eu, then Chief Minister of Penang, marched into his office at the top floor of the Tuanku Syed Putra Building in Downing Street, George Town. As usual, he had a newspaper under his arm and a few files in his hand, followed by his “office boy”, the elderly Samy, carrying his bulging leather briefcase. He had to pass by my desk outside his office....

Triple Assessment Rate for Unsightly Properties

OWNERS of unattended and unkempt property will have to pay triple the amount in assessment rates. Penang Island City Council mayor Datuk Yew Tung Seang said the penalty would be applicable to both landed and commercial property. He said the amendment, which was passed by the council during a meeting recently, would come into effect once it has secured approval from the Penang government. He said...