30 Nov Penang continuing discussions with RMAF, CGSO over South Reclamation project, says Jagdeep
Published by The Edge Markets• 30/11/2021• 12:48 pm
GEORGE TOWN (Nov 30): The Penang government continues to hold discussions with the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) and the Malaysian Chief Government Security Office (CGSO) to ensure the state’s sea reclamation project does not affect national security.
Penang Housing, Local Government, Town and Country Planning Committee chairman Jagdeep Singh Deo said serious attention is being given to the aspect of Malaysian military secrets during implementation of the Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project in the southern waters of Penang and in Bagan Ajam, Butterworth.
“The state government held a meeting on the proposal of the master plan of the project, which was also attended by the RMAF and CGSO to discuss issues of security, land and so on because we are aware of the location of the RMAF base near the area.
“National security will not be compromised and this discussion is still ongoing,” he told the State Legislative Assembly on Tuesday (Nov 30) in response to an an oral question from Penang opposition leader Datuk Muhamad Yusoff Mohd Noor (Barisan Nasional-Sungai Dua), who expressed concern that the PSR project would expose Malaysia’s military secrets.
On a supplementary question from Muhamad Yusoff whether the mixed development of the sea reclamation project would have affordable housing, Jagdeep (DAP-Datuk Keramat) said it would.
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