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

Concerns over safety of Bukit Kukus repeatedly highlighted to state – New Straits Times

By Audrey DermawanOctober 20, 2018 GEORGE TOWN: Penang Hill Watch (PHW) has claimed that it had repeatedly highlighted the Bukit Kukus hill clearing activities since last year. A landslide hit the Bukit Kukus paired road project site yesterday, killing four construction workers. Three others are feared trapped in the rubble. PHW coordinator Rexy Prakash Chacko told…

By Penang Hills Watch 20/10/2018 0

Reimagining urban-environmental governance in Penang – Creighton Connolly, National University of Singapore (NUS)

This article uses the concept of multi-species flourishing to evaluate the potential of emergent urban governance initiatives in Penang, Malaysia, for achieving more socially and environmentally just forms of urban development. In doing so, the article offers an empirical examination of increasing development pressures on the forested hillsides of Penang, and the significant environmental and…

By Penang Hills Watch 10/09/2018 0

In Malaysia, an island drowns in its own development – Mongabay

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 26 July 2018 Another young advocate for sustainable growth is Rexy Prakash Chacko, a 26-year-old engineer documenting illegal forest clearing. Chacko is an active participant in the Penang Forum,…

By Penang Hills Watch 26/07/2018 0

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…

By Penang Hills Watch 22/10/2017 0