Why privatise Penang wet market and push rental up, asks group
Socialist Progressive Front’s Teh Yee Cheu (right) and Chua Cheong Wee talking to a trader at the Jalan Sungai area in Batu Ferringhi.
GEORGE TOWN: A pressure group here has questioned the move to give a new RM9 million market in Batu Ferringhi built by the Penang Island City Council (MBPP) to a private party to be operated.
The Socialist Progressive Front’s Teh Yee Cheu said privatising the market was a form of dereliction of duty as the market ought to be run by the council since it was funded by ratepayers.……
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