PHW-Media Coverage

Below are a few article links where the Penang Hills Watch (PHW) initiative has received international and local coverage.

(qouting Penang Hills Watch co-founders Dr Kam Suan Pheng and Rexy Prakash Chacko)
1. In traffic-blighted Penang, transport upgrade plans raise hopes and fears. By Danielle Keeton-Olsen on 3 May 2019

2. In Malaysia, an island drowns in its own development.Has Penang Island’s growth become a hazard to life? Mongabay Series: Southeast Asian Infrastructure. Analysis by Keith Schneider on 26 July 2018

Singapore Straits Times
1. Penang landslide: Similar incidents had been flagged to state government . 22 October 2017

1. Penang Hills Watch; Raising awareness about hill clearing activities in Malaysia. By Angela Oduor Lungati, 10 December 2018

2. Penang Hills Watch: Tracking hill clearing activity in Penang. By Angela Oduor Lungati, 28 March 2017

Research Paper
1. From resilience to multi-species flourishing: (Re)imagining urban environmental governance in Penang, Malaysia
Creighton Connolly, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore.
Urban Studies Journal Limited 2019.

Local Media
1. Penang NGOs demand MBPP step up, freeze building on slopes after fatal wall collapse. Opalyn Mok, Malay Mail Online, 28 June 2019

1. Penang Forum warned state govt twice over Bukit Kukus. By Predeep Nambiar, Free Malaysia Today, 19 October 2018

2. Concerns over safety of Bukit Kukus repeatedly highlighted to state. By Audrey Dermawan, New Straits Times, 19 October 2018

3. MBPP urged to overcome weaknesses in monitoring hillslope projects. By Muhammad Yusri Muzamir, New Straits Times, 24 October 2018

4. Penang Hills Watch: Reconsider hotel plans for the hill. By Opalyn Mok, Malay Mail Online, 8 November 2018

5. Penang Hills Watch: No protection of at-risk environmental areas in Budget 2019. By Opalyn Mok, Malay Mail Online 2 November 2018.

6. Online petition to Save Penang Hill tops 22,000 backers. By Opalyn Mok, Malay Mail Online 21 November 2018.

1. Penang Forum discusses its Penang Hills Watch Report 2016 with state government. By Aliran Admin, 4 February 2017

2. No approval for 12 land-clearing cases in Penang hills. By The Star, 1 September 2017

3. Tanjung Bungah landslide site was the very first case highlighted by Penang Hills Watch. By Anil Netto, 21 October 2017

4. Landslide cases in Tanjung Bungah highlighted before: Penang Forum. By The Sun Daily, 22 October 2017

5. Penang Hill to be shut for a month following massive floods. By Audrey Dermawan, 8 November 2017

1. Penang Forum Launches Penang Hills Watch. By Opalyn Mok, Malay Mail, 31 October 2016

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