(Not yet quite sure how to deal with this. A start will be the various business associations and chambers of commerce and industry. To follow.)
The private sector is an extremely potent force in Penang, and indeed in all of Malaysia. While it is in general fiercely competitive between firms and interests, overall the private sector is a force to be dealt with, especially when it comes to policy issues that turn around sustainable development. And this is extremely important when it comes to government decisions and contract awards involving land use and transportation.