Penang landslide: Similar incidents had been flagged to state government – Straits Times
Penang landslide: Similar incidents had been flagged to state government .
22 October 2017
GEORGE TOWN (BERNAMA) – Landslides at hill slope projects in Penang’s Tanjung Bungah have been highlighted to the Penang state government since early this year, according to Penang Forum.
Penang Forum member Lim Mah Hui said the first case was highlighted by Penang Hill Watch (PHW) in January and the second in May.
“Photographs of construction and hill cutting on this site were presented to the state government to which it responded that the ‘earthworks were under monitoring’.
“On the second report, we followed up closely but did not get any response from the state government,” he told a press conference on Sunday (Oct 22 ).
The Penang Forum started the PHW, a citizens’ initiative to provide the state government, information on hill cutting that it collects from the public.