The over-riding plan governing development in Penang is the Penang Structure Plan. Gazetted in 2007, it should be legally enforceable. That, in my mind, should be the main reference point. Of course, there was a dispute over the Structure Plan...
The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP), Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) and the Tanjung Bungah Residents Association (TBRA) are shocked to learn that the Penang state government and the Penang Island City Council have chosen to ignore the objection of...
This is the BFM interview with me on the Tanjung Bungah landslide traged ythat was aired at 8.30am today across the Klang Valley. See what you make of it. There's a lot more I could have said, but it...
Civil society groups in Penang - Penang Forum (of which Aliran is part), the Consumers Association of Penang, Sahabat Alam Malaysia, and residents groups as well as environmental group Peka - turned up in full force at a...
Of the dozens of cases of hill clearing highlighted by Penang Hills Watch, the site of the disaster this morning was the first in a series of dozens of cases brought to the attention of local authorities earlier this...
A landslide has struck Tanjung Bungah somewhere in the hills near Lorong Lembah Permai 3 in Tanjung Bungah not far from TAR College at around 8.30am today. Residents heard sirens from rescue vehicles from this morning. It is not immediately confirmed...
This statement was released today by a couple of dozen residents' group from all over Penang Island in the wake of the worst floods in recent times: Alarmed by the impact of the recent floods that hit Penang on 15...
This is the changing face of Penang Island along the northeastern coastline off Tanjung Tokong - part of phase 2 of the Seri Tanjung Pinang project undertaken by E & 0. The plan is to create a 760-acre artificial island...
Penangites woke up this morning to a deluge of images of flash floods around the state which will surely haunt those who have approved developments projects that have concretised much of the state including its hill-slopes. Heavy rains began early...
Such a viaduct is bound to have serious implications both socially and environmentally, which should also have been considered in the assessment, says the Tanjung Bungah Residents Association. Furthermore, the environmental impact assessment for the paired road did not...

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