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Pg Calls off plan to allow reclamation at Bayan Bay by Boustead as compensation for scaling down hotel project in heritage zone (en/cn)

Posted: 16 Oct 2011 11:41 PM PDT

1. Background

"CADANGAN MENDIRIKAN 1 BLOK HOTEL (300 BILIK) 12 TINGKAT DENGAN TEMPAT LETAK KERETA DAN PEMULIHARAAN BANGUNAN WARISAN SEDIA-ADA NO. 1 & 2 PENGKALEN WELD, DI ATAS LOT 723, 724, 725, 235, 719 DAN TANAH KERAJAAN (PLOT 1 & 2 YANG TELAH DIBERIMILIK), SEKSYEN 23 GEORGETOWN, PULAU PINANG UNTUK TETUAN BOUSTEAD HOLDINGS BHD" ("the Project") to comply with the World Heritage Building Height Control of 18 meters within the heritage core zone in Georgetown in consideration of the State Government/MPPP compensating BHB in the form, terms and conditions hereinafter set out.

2. Details of the Project

The Project originally comprised the development of a 12-storey 4-star Hotel with 334 modules or 293 keys and the restoration of a 3-storey Heritage Building at No. 1 & 2 Weld Quay, Penang, on a 1.195 acre site.

Planning approval was obtained from MPPP on 9th April 2007 whilst building plans were approved by MPPP on 15th February 2008.

Works on the Project were halted in 2009 due to conditions imposed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization ("UNESCO") for Georgetown's World Heritage City status.

3. Salient Terms

i) BHB agrees to submit a revised building plan for the Project for the approval of MPPP which will not exceed the height of 18 meters in consideration of the State Government/MPPP agreeing for BHB to reclaim up to 100 acres or as sufficiently needed to provide for a minimum 50 acres of net saleable development land area along the coastal area off Queensbay on a freehold basis, to be formalized via a Reclamation Agreement.

ii) A signing ceremony was initially planned on 27th June 2011 with Boustead Holdings Berhad ("BHB") to enter into an Agreement with the State Government and MPPP. In that agreement(strictly without prejudice) BHB has agreed to revise the building plans of their hotel project by reducing from 12 storey to 5 storeys in exchange for compensation in the form of the reclamation project. However the signing ceremony was postponed by the Penang Chief Minister, over the objections of BHB, as he wanted to listen to the Pantai Jerejak Assemblyman YB Sim Tze Sin and the views of the residents in the surrounding affected areas.

DECISIONS
I) After much public consultation, the Penang State Government has taken cognisance of the views of the residents of Putra Marine, Gold Coast and Bay Garden and decided not to pursue the land reclamation at Bayan Bay to BHB. This decision by the Penang state government is also pursuant to the legal notice of defamation sent by BHB to YB Sim over his public remarks in defending the interests of his constituents, which the state government views with displeasure and is a form of pressure exerted on the state government.

II) As the Penang state government only submits to the people of Penang, to pursue the land reclamation deal with BHB under the shadow of the legal notice of defamation sent by BHB to YB Sim is wholly inappropriate. Boustead Holdings Bhd (BHB) will still be required to comply with the World Heritage building height control of 18 meter height within the heritage core zone in George Town. The form of compensation to be paid and whether it should be paid, is still subject to further negotiations with BHB. Boustead Holdings Bhd (BHB) submitted the amended building plan on 21st of June 2011 and to scale down from 12 storeys (300rooms) to 7 storeys (180 rooms).

LIM GUAN ENG

— Mandarin Translation —-

槟州首席部长林冠英于2011年10月17日在光大乔治市发表声明:

1. 背景
我们建议莫实得控股公司(Boustead Holdings Bhd)在设立1幢拥有300间房的12层楼酒店,及停车场,并保护现有海墘路1号、2号古迹建筑、位于洛723、724、235、719及政府地(已有地主的PLOT 1 及PLOT 2)、乔治市Seksyen 23地段(以下简称"工程"),需遵从乔治市世界文化遗产核心区建筑不得超过18公尺高的限制,加上州政府、市政局为赔偿上述投股公司的条款和条件。

2.工程细节

这项工程原本包括12层楼的4星级酒店,拥有334个房或293个酒店房间,并修复海墘路1号及2号一块1.195英亩的三层楼古迹建筑。

槟岛市政局于2007年4月9日发出蓝图准证,2008年2月15日批准建筑图测。

2009年上述工程暂停,因为联合国教育、科学及文化部颁布乔治市为世界文化遗产城。

3. 显著条款

i) 莫实得同意提呈修改过的建筑蓝图给槟岛市政局,那就是建筑物高度不超过18公尺,而州政府及槟岛市政局则在填海协议中同意让莫实得在皇后湾海岸进行填海最多100英亩,或足够提供50英亩可销售发展地,拥有永久地契。

ii) 州政府、槟岛市政局及莫实得三方原订2011年6月27日进行签约仪式。在协议中,莫实得同意检讨他们的酒店建筑图测,从12层楼减至5层楼,以交换填海做为赔偿。但是,首长为了要听取班台惹雅区州议员沈志勤及附近居民的声音,在莫实得的反对下,而展延上述签约仪式。

最终决定
I) 经过公众咨询,槟州政府考虑了Putra Marine, Gold Coast 及Bay Garden居民的意见,决定不再继续让莫实得在峇央湾进行填海。槟州政府做出上述决定,由于莫实得针对沈志勤的言论告他毁谤,而沈志勤只是为了捍卫其选民的利益,州政府对此感到不满,因为这形同向州政府施压。

II) 槟州政府只服从槟州人民的意愿,在莫实得提控沈志勤毁谤后,若我们还继续与莫实得进行填海的谈判是非常不适合的。莫实得仍然必须遵守世界文化遗产核心区建筑的18公尺高的限制。至于赔偿的形式以及要赔什么,那还得看接下来的谈判。莫实得已经在2011年6月21日提呈了修改后的建筑图测,并将12层楼(300间房)的计划,减至7层楼(180间房)。

林冠英

If Buddhist bodies are now used by the BN-controlled media to run down the PR Penang state government, will Islamic mosques be the next tool used by the BN-controlled media?

Posted: 16 Oct 2011 07:07 AM PDT

Speech By Penang Chief Minister DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng During The DAP Penang Political Rereat In Pulau Jerejak On 15.10.2011

If Buddhist bodies are now used by the BN-controlled media to run down the PR Penang state government, will Islamic mosques be the next tool used by the BN-controlled media?

The Penang state government reminds the BN-controlled media to stop playing their dangerous games of exploiting construction by religious bodies to hit out at the Penang PR state government for political gain. We are concerned at certain news reports by some BN-controlled media, slanted in such a way as to give the impression that construction work done by these legally registered religious bodies as similar to that done by irresponsible private developers.

Knowing the desperation of BN to win Penang at all costs, the Penang PR state government is willing to face wild and baseless attacks by the BN-controlled media. However the BN-controlled media should not stoop so low as to try to exploit religion. This is not only unfair but threatens the peace, harmony and respect amongst the various religions in Penang.

The BN-controlled media, by branding these religious bodies and a developer as one and the same, has deliberately blurred the difference between a profit-seeking developer and a non-profit religious organisation. The state government will ensure compliance with rules and act against non-compliance.

However some leeway and exemptions are provided towards religious construction, especially mosques. Due to limited spaces in Penang, the PR state government is willing to make some allowance for mosques.

If Buddhist bodies are now used by the BN-controlled media to run down the PR Penang state government, will Islamic mosques be the next tool used by the BN-controlled media to hit out at the PR state government?

Will there be another fear mongering exercise against some Christian plans for mass conversion of Malay Muslims, even though this is untrue?

BN Must Explain Why They Approved 10.7 Acres To Tang Hak Ju On 15.4.2003 Causing RM 40 Million Losses To The State Government Despite Objections From Technical Departments.

When the Penang PR state government extended the lease of ancestral land that had expired and partly owned by DAP Padang Lallang Assemblyman Michael Tan, BN asks why the lease was extended when technical departments had objected. The state government did not suffer any losses from extending the lease of Michael Tan as this complies with the PR land policy of automatically extending leases of small lots that has expired and is not required for public purpose.

BN must explain why they approved 10.7 acres of quarry land in Bukit Mertajam to Tang Hak Ju on 15.4.2003 causing RM 40 million losses to the state government despite objections from technical departments. Land not belonging to the state government was approved to Tang Hak Ju despite objections from Jabatan Perancang Bandar dan Desa, Majlis Perbandaran Seberang Perai, Jabatan Kerja Raya and the Land Administratior for Seberang Perai Tengah.

Whilst PR agrees that the state government makes the final decision and can over-rule recommendations by the technical departments, such decisions by the state government should not result in losses. To-date, BN has not even apologised nor explained why they makes such a wrong decision in the Tang Hak Ju land scandal that caused the Penang state government to pay RM40 million.

— Mandarin Translation-
槟州首席部长林冠英于2011年10月15日,在槟州民主行动党假木蔻山举行的政治干训营上发表演讲:

如果佛教团体正被国阵控制的媒体利用来弄垮槟州民联政府,接下来,伊斯兰教堂会不会成为下一个国阵媒体的工具?

槟州政府提醒国阵控制的媒体,停止玩弄危险游戏,不要为了政治利益,利用宗教团体的兴建课题,来打击槟州民联政府。我们非常关注一些国阵控制的媒体,报道偏向一方,企图制造错误印象,把合法注册的宗教团体所进行的工程,与那些不负责任发展商所进行的工程相提并论。

我们知道国阵将不惜一切赢回槟城,槟州政府准备面对国阵媒体毫无根据的攻击。但是,国阵控制的媒体不应该如此下流,炒作宗教课题。这不只不公平,也将威胁槟州各宗教的和平、和谐、相互尊敬的情况。

国阵控制的媒体将宗教团体与一个发展商相提并论,恶意地模糊了追求利益的发展商与非盈利宗教团体之间的差别。州政府将确保有关方面遵守条例,并对付那些违规者。

但是, 我们仍为宗教场所的建设提供必要的便利与通融,特别是伊斯兰教堂。由于槟州土地有限,民联政府愿意为伊斯兰教堂提供一些惠利。

如果佛教团体正被国阵控制的媒体利用来弄垮槟州民联政府,接下来,伊斯兰教堂会不会成为下一个国阵媒体的工具?这些媒体会不会再次制造恐慌,无中生有,诬指一些基督教堂为大批伊斯兰教徒进行改教?

国阵必须解释他们为什么在技术部门的反对下,仍然在2003年4月15日批准10.7英亩的土地给陈合裕,导致州政府损失4000万令吉。

当槟州政府延长一块由巴当拉浪州议员陈宗兴部分拥有的祖传地的租赁地契时,国阵问为什么我们在技术部门的反对下延长有关地契?在延长上述地契后,州政府并没有损失,这也符合民联的土地政策,即自动更新到期的小地段、非公共用途的地契。

国阵必须解释为什么他们在技术部门的反对下,于2003年4月15日将大山脚一块10.7英亩的矿地批给陈合裕?导致州政府损失4000万令吉。尽管遭到威省市政局城市乡区规划局、工程局及威中土地局的反对,前朝政府仍然把一片不属于州政府的土地批给陈合裕。

民联同意州政府可以推翻技术部门的建议,做出最后的定夺,但是,州政府的决定不应该导致损失。至今为止,国阵还没有针对自己的错误道歉,也没有解释为何他们做出错误的决定,导致州政府在陈合裕土地丑闻中损失4000万令吉。

林冠英

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