In traffic-blighted Penang, transport upgrade plans raise hopes and fears – Mongabay

In traffic-blighted Penang, transport upgrade plans raise hopes and fears.By Danielle Keeton-Olsen on 3 May 2019 – Mongabay (quoting Penang Hills Watch co-founders Dr Kam Suan Pheng and Rexy Prakash Chacko) “To Kam Suan Pheng, a soil expert and member of the civil society coalition Penang Forum, there are several alarming aspects revealed in the…

By Penang Hills Watch 03/05/2019 0

Penang Hills Watch; Raising awareness about hill clearing activities in Malaysia – Ushahidi

Last week, Ushahidi launched our first grassroots fundraising campaign, geared towards raising support to enable us to continue to support hundreds of grassroots organizations using our cutting-edge open source technology to make their work 10x more effective.Over the next couple of days, we’ll be featuring some of our grassroots partners, learning more about the projects and…

By Penang Hills Watch 10/12/2018 0

Penang Hills Watch: No protection of at-risk environmental areas in Budget 2019 – Malay Mail

By Opalyn Mok8 November 2018 GEORGE TOWN, Nov 2 — Budget 2019 has left out allocations to protect at-risk environmental areas and mitigate climate change, an environmental-based non-governmental organisation (NGO) said today. Rexy Prakash Chacko of Penang Hills Watch said there was no mention of allocations to protect areas such as hill slopes in Penang.…

By Penang Hills Watch 08/11/2018 0

Slope Watch Workshop & Joint Walkabout

Penang Hills Watch and SlopeWatch organized a workshop aimed at empowering local communities to understand concepts regarding slope stability, identifying signs of slope failure, as well as how to look out for signs of impending landslides. About 40 people, mainly residents living near hill slopes attended the workshop. The sharing was conducted by Eriko Motoyama , programme…

By Penang Hills Watch 04/11/2018 0

MBPP urged to overcome weaknesses in monitoring hillslope projects – New Straits Times

GEORGE TOWN: Penang Hills Watch (PHW) is urging the state government to overcome weaknesses in managing and monitoring hillslope projects, especially those under the purview of the Penang Island City Council (MBPP). This follows revelations of failure on the part of local authorities to enforce the law and monitor construction sites, especially at Bukit Kukus.…

By Penang Hills Watch 24/10/2018 0