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Include Penang Forum in panel probing Bukit Kukus landslide tragedy

Penang Forum deeply regrets the tragic loss of lives in the Bukit Kukus landslide tragedy on 19 October 2018, which claimed nine or more lives, just one year after the Granito landslide tragedy, which claimed 11 or more lives.

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Land

Danger still lurks at Bukit Kukus landslide site

Penang Forum is gravely concerned about recent press reports of authoritative government agencies warning of signs of soil instability and more landslides within the area of the 19 October landslide at the construction site of the Paya Terubong paired road in Bukit Kukus.

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Opinion

No hill land project approvals since 2008?

Former MBPP councillor Dr Lim Mah Hui wrote this piece for the press in his personal capacity: I wish to comment on the press statement by Jagdeep Singh Deo as reported in Berita Daily and many other newspapers on 24 October.

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Government must act now in wake of 4 November Penang flood tragedy

The Consumers’ Association of Penang and Sahabat Alam Malaysia are very distressed by the tragedy that has taken place yesterday and early morning today in Penang.  

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Penang Forum responds to Penang government RM10m allocation for hill-slope protection

We laud the State government’s proactive measures for prevention of landslides, not just crisis management.

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Penang Forum 8 was about floods and its real causes

No one should divert attention from the core issues of hill-slope development and floodings in Penang that were put forward at Penang Forum 8 on Sunday, 29 October 2017.

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Opinion

Tanjung Bungah landslide: Penang commission of inquiry must have broad scope

The Tanjung Bungah Residents’ Association welcomes the proposal by the Penang state government to set up a commission of inquiry to investigate the 21 October landslide at Lengkok Lembah Permai that killed 11 people.

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Opinion

Another call to stop all hill-slope development immediately

Why must it take a tragedy to happen in Penang before the Penang state and local governments wake up to the dangers of rampant and unsustainable development especially on hill slopes? Or will they wake up?

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Press Release

24 residents’ groups issue wake-up call to resolve Penang’s flood problems

Alarmed by the impact of the recent floods that hit Penang on 15 September 2017, several residents associations and community representatives have gathered together to make a collective call to the state government of Penang and their elected representatives to, this time, take the situation of rainfall, floods and hill erosion very seriously.

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Penang floods: Stop further hill and tree cutting and over development

Sahabat Alam Malaysia and the Consumers’ Association of Penang are alarmed by the massive flash floods that hit Penang both on the island and the mainland following intense downpours throughout the early morning of Friday, 15 September 2017.