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18 October 2010

Malaysia RM5 Billion Warisan 100-Storey Tower. Worth or Not?

Just noticed that Malaysia's Budget 2011 is already out and noticed something that more people are opposing. When tabling Budget 2011 on Friday, Najib said that the Warisan Merdeka would be a Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB) project, sited adjacent to Stadium Merdeka and Stadium Negara and is expected to cost RM5 billion (that's not a small amount of money) and will be the tallest tower in Malaysia upon its completion in 2015.



“Najib’s 2011 Budget is not convincing that it represents the first budget of a New Economic Model to transform Malaysia from a middle income country to an inclusive and sustainable high-income developed country by 2020, emphasising high-skilled human capital, efficient public services, a reinvigorated private sector and equal opportunity for all Malaysians,” said the Ipoh Timur MP.

He also doubted if the Najib administration plan increase talents in the domestic job market would succeed due to the prime minister’s lack of political will to implement the NEM vision of ensuring equal opportunity.

Referred from Malaysian insider


I do take pride in our national icon, the Petronas Twin Towers, but do we still need to build a higher building? I personally feel that RM 5 billion can be used to enhance Malaysia's Economy, build better highway with less/no toll (do note that the traffic jam is getting worst day by day), better and safer country (less corruption), and where is the BioValley as proposed long time ago? Poor Biotechnology Degree graduands who need to find their career in other countries other than own country =S



There are now even a 1M Malaysians Reject 100-storey Mega Tower Facebook Page being established with the description:

"Malaysians saying no to the RM5-Billion 100-storey Mega Tower proposed by PM Najib in the 2011 budget. Malaysia needs better education, better health care, better public transportation, safer neighbourhood, cleaner water, but not taller building. We dont need a Taj Mahal for Rosmah Mansur."


Updates: Video from MalaysiaKini.TV about Warisan 100 Storey Tower

MPs: Mega-tower won't improve quality of life

Five DAP MPs from the Fedral Territories are strongly opposed to the government proposal to build a RM5 billion 100-storey commercial building in the heart of the city.

They said that the building will not improve Kuala Lumpur's international standing but will exacerbate the traffic congestion in the area.

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