The Penang State Government is currently at the various stages of submission for approval in our dealing with the Federal Government for both the PIL 1 and BL LRT and is confident of obtaining the sanctions in due course

The State Government of Penang has taken note of the misleading claims which appeared in The Star (8 April, 2019) concerning the article “Penang’s PIL and LRT to go ahead” and would like to make the following necessary clarification so as to clear the air of any confusion which is uncalled for.

The Penang State Government is currently at the various stages of submission for approval in our dealing with the Federal Government for both the PIL 1 and BL LRT and is confident of obtaining the sanctions in due course.

The report is unsubstantiated as the Penang State Government has yet to obtain the approvals and given such circumstances, we would want The Star to do the needful and take the necessary steps to rectify the mentioned report in order to spare the Stakeholders of any further confusion.

Chow Kon Yeow
Penang Chief Minister
Media statement by Chow Kon Yeow in KOMTAR, George Town on Monday, 8th April 2019