Revealing Google Earth compilation of hill cuttings reported by Penang Hills Watch

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Penang Hills Watch, an initiative of Penang Forum, has submitted three reports to the Penang state government containing a total of 56 cases of hill clearing.

The first report, submitted to the state government in January 2017, contained 29 cases.

An unknown group, Tentera Troll Kebangsaan Malaysia, which claims to be a group of youths who are neutral and non-partisan and who troll all sides, has come up with this video based on Google Earth visuals to depict the 29 reported cases in a rather clever and creative way. See what you make of it.

Remember, these are only half (cases 1-29) of the 56 reported cases that Penang Forum has submitted to the Penang state government.

READ MORE:  Tanjung Bungah landslide site was the very first case highlighted by Penang Hills Watch
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The ammonia pollution in the Johor River near Kota Tinggi on Oct 28 was caused by an illegal chicken droppings processing factory close to the river, causing 1-day water disruption to 160,000 users living in Johor Baru, Kulai and Kota Tinggi. It is the third incident of ammonia pollution and based on Syarikat Air Johor (SAJ) investigation, was caused by the same party. The Department of Environment (DOE) previously did not support the approval in the Preliminary Assessment Site (PAT) to proceed with the project in the area and the local Land Office and Veterinary Department did not take stern… Read more »

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@ Eric Kuek “In Penang, an Exco was detained by MACC in illegal factory probe. Therefore, will Johor State Government also be subject to the same degree of scrutiny by MACC like Penang State Government? ” Yes. The Johor state government should be subject to the same standards as the Penang state government. So should other state governments and local governments such as the Kuala Lumpur City Hall over incidents such as flash floods in Kuala Lumpur, especially due to development, as well as the developers and concessionaires which fail to comply. http://www.thesundaily.my/news/2017/11/02/federal-highway-flash-floods-brought-development-activity-tengku-adnan That said of course, just because double… Read more »

Shriek
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Shriek

Fair enough. Subject to criticism. Critics is so easy. No need to think. What is your solution than? Pg island is small and all penang forum wants to live in island. With limited land, they opposed increased in density. Why Tarc or usm don’t build on mainland? Cut hills cannot, land reclamation cannot. Increase in density cannot. Build highrise cannot. Build transport centre in sia boey cannot. We vote for you if you have better solution. Gilakan build komtar finger sticking out of low rise houses can and use his relatives in singland to design.

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GG

This site is primarily on Penang issues, but we ought to be aware of the double standard practices by the BN authorities. So thanks to Eric and PolitiScheiss for highlighting issues in other states.

KS
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KS

The Penang state government said today it would not approve any construction plans for the lands of three missionary schools should they be sold to developers.

Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said the state government does not agree to the closure of SK Convent Light Street, SMK Convent Light Street (CLS) and SMK Convent Pulau Tikus (CPT).

Lim said while the state government may not have any say in the matter as it is private land, it would not approve any development for this land should the schools be shut down.

GG
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GG

Please remember that the Convent school in Alor Setar (behind the iconic Alor Setar tower) have been demolished by BN government years agoand a minimart is built on the site.

Eric Kuek
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Eric Kuek

Wong Chun Wai: Convent School – A legacy that is fast disappearing.
https://www.thestar.com.my/opinion/columnists/on-the-beat/2017/11/05/a-legacy-that-is-fast-disappearing/

Calvin Sankaran
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Calvin Sankaran

BTW did anyone watch the new Penang budget? What a totally irresponsible and blatantly election budget. The state is using the tax payers money to buy votes for themselves by splashing money around.

KS
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KS

Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng announced a RM60 million health programme for households with a total income of RM5,000 and below during the tabling of the 2018 state budget today. The programme will benefit around 195,000 households, which is about half of the over 400,000 households in the state. “Each year, each eligible household will be given a RM300 credit in an ‘I Love Penang’ card to pay for outpatient medical services and medications capped at RM50 per visit,” he told the state legislative assembly here. Unmarried individuals earning less than RM2,500 monthly will get a RM150 credit each… Read more »

Sally Yeo
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Sally Yeo

Thank you KS for the update. It was not reported on NST and The Star. Look forward to the I Love Penang card, plenty of benefits.

KS
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KS

Selangor dedicated a significant chunk of the its 2018 budget, some RM187 million, to programmes which can either boost incomes or ease expenses.

For instance, the state government has taken over the maintenance payments for all low- and medium-cost flats in the state. It has also waived all assessment fees for 2018.

The scheme is part of the RM1.66 billion Selangor allocated in its budget to development expenditure, which is 53.2% of the RM3.12 billion of its total budget.

The state budget will increase funds for new and existing schemes to help working-class families deal with cost of living pressures.

Heng
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Heng

I Love Penang Credit Card, so good!

Shriek
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Shriek

Our tax money is 12 billions just in pm dept. How many ministers and deputies are there? Money are just for operating. Of course pokai. But how pg lang pays tax to state as compare to umno? How much umno pays cyber in the payroll?

PolitiScheiss (a.k.a. IT.Scheiss)
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PolitiScheiss (a.k.a. IT.Scheiss)

I have no issue with the Penang state government doing its duty to alleviate the problems especially of the lower income group in Penang. In fact, this should have been done much earlier, including measures to contain rising property prices and rentals and not shortly before an election.

Likewise for the state governments in BN and other Pakatan controlled states.

Shriek
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Shriek

When the other party inherited the gomen, how much do they have? Or how much people of penang owe others?
How much people of Malaysia owe others when gomen borrows now?

PolitiScheiss (a.k.a. IT.Scheiss)
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PolitiScheiss (a.k.a. IT.Scheiss)

@ Calvin Sankaran “I think we should refrain from voting DAP and instead either absent from voting or vote BN or better still vote an independent candidate has the interests of people and the state in his/her heart.” I am in a parliamentary and a state constituency in Petaling Jaya, both of which are under a PKR MP and a PKR ADUN respectively and since they helped our residents in our opposition to the PJD Link elevated highway through my neighbourhood, I owe it to them to vote for them as individual persons, irrespective of party if they stand in… Read more »

Calvin Sankaran
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Calvin Sankaran

I would definitely vote someone like Teh for sure. And I concur with your views and I would do the same. However the situation Penang is different with LGE and DAP having absolute control over the state. LGE runs the state like a dictator thinking that somehow people would still vote for DAP, even if it is not for DAP but rather as a vote against BN. There is only one way to teach him a lesson and make him humble so not to take our votes for granted – that by not voting for DAP. Only a drastic reduction… Read more »

Sally Yeo
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Sally Yeo

However bad DAP is as mentioned by you, we do not want to see the return of Umno-Gerakan. So still Harapan for me.

Shriek
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Shriek

No worries, vote independents, but umno will win. That is your scheme. Teh is only good is making one particular voice and church mouse on other issues. What did he do when DAP was in opposition? What action from him? If not in right time and place, will he be the gomen Adun?

PolitiScheiss (a.k.a. IT.Scheiss)
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PolitiScheiss (a.k.a. IT.Scheiss)

Each country or state has different different circumstances and reasons for certain political stances relevant to particular political situations ate particular times, so as one outside Penang, I will not argue with your choice of political stance as one whom I understand is a Penangite within the current context of Penang. DAP currently won 19 out of 40 states constituencies in Penang in the 2013 GE,so technically has a minority of seats. PKR won 10 seats,PAS 1 and BN 10. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penang_State_Legislative_Assembly By this map below of distribution of state constituencies held by party, DAP’s strengthis concentrated in the urban and… Read more »

PolitiScheiss (a.k.a. IT.Scheiss)
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PolitiScheiss (a.k.a. IT.Scheiss)

On another note, I know that “if you are not with us, then you are against us” mentality amongst opposition supporters. I was in a WhatsApp discussion group where most of the members were either strongly pro-DAP or pro-PKR and strongly anti-BN and just because I did not blindly go along with them, I found myself treated like an outcast in that group, so I eventually left. That group had less than a 100 members and was more or less an echo chamber of the converted preaching to the converted and are not necessarily representative of the wider world beyond.… Read more »

Eric Kuek
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Blue Ocean Strategy + Malaysian Indian Blueprint = 1,079 military personnel and spouses registered as voters at a military camp in Segamat Johor that is still under construction, to guarantee victory for MIC’s Subramaniam in GE14?

https://www.themalaysianinsight.com/s/21237/

Shriek
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Shriek

So no principle? Worse than pasar mlm buyer. Pasar mlm trader service you very well and very happy with his service and yet would not buy from him the next time. Your principle is which party first? As long they are not from BN or Rocket?

PolitiScheiss (a.k.a. IT.Scheiss)
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PolitiScheiss (a.k.a. IT.Scheiss)

Calvin has different principles than mine. His are more focused on what he sees as the bigger picture, whilst mine are more on the micro level of actions by representatives at the local level.

If the current MP and ADUN in my federal and state constituencies do not stand or stand somewhere else in GE14, then my options would be different, though I would not vote BN.

Quite frankly, I feel Penang could do with a Penang-based and Penang-oriented party which contests state and federal seats within Penang, just as they do in Sabah and Sarawak.

How about the Penang Forum Party?

PolitiScheiss (a.k.a. IT.Scheiss)
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PolitiScheiss (a.k.a. IT.Scheiss)

Penang Hills Watch could do with a photo/video-drone

The land clearance and the ‘development’ is shocking

Shriek
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Shriek

Drone can orso peep on you, ah pek and me. Thieves can study the security of the house and break in using pics from drones.

glissantia
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glissantia

Former IGP stated that non-govt. drones were prohibited. No idea whether he had any right to such a statement.

PolitiScheiss (a.k.a. IT.Scheiss)
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PolitiScheiss (a.k.a. IT.Scheiss)

You need a permit to fly a drone. https://cilisos.my/huhhh-you-need-a-permit-to-fly-a-drone-in-malaysia-now The former IGP said no private drones at public rallies. “PUTRAJAYA, Sept 23 — Privately-owned aerial drones will no longer be allowed during public protests and rallies, Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said today. Read more at http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/igp-bans-use-of-drones-at-public-rallies#x3p6Bw84LyKYTCpY.99” So Penang Hills Watch will need to apply for a permit from the Department of Civil Aviation to buy and fly a drone to monitor the hills. I saw some camera-drones on sale in a camera shop in Petaling Jaya just last week. I believe some media have a license to operate drones.… Read more »

Shriek
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Shriek

Permit from polisi? Not civil aviation? Polisi so free?

Chia Yong Tai
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Chia Yong Tai

In order for readers to appreciate the damage, slow down the images. It is too fast. It’s visual effect is dramatisation not reflection. Nonetheless a great and meaningful effort.

Calvin Sankaran
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Calvin Sankaran

Wow…cool compilation and at the same time highly damning for the DAP regime. Shocking rape and destruction of the state captured clearly. Anyone watching this with an open mind would not vote for DAP in Penang again. In just 9 years the Cheap Minister and his minions have wrought irreversible damage to the state.

PolitiScheiss (a.k.a. IT.Scheiss)
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PolitiScheiss (a.k.a. IT.Scheiss)

Problem is will such people vote BN instead or when it comes to the elections, they will vote Pakatan as the ‘lesser of two evils’.

If there are other candidates other than DAP or BN,perhaps they may vote another party as a protest vote but in a one-on-fight between BN and DAP how?

Shriek
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Shriek

Selangor also bring raped. People who are half siamese used to stay along the border now moves into KL neighbourhood where land are raped and developed in order to accommodate these people.

Calvin Sankaran
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Calvin Sankaran

I think we should refrain from voting DAP and instead either absent from voting or vote BN or better still vote an independent candidate has the interests of people and the state in his/her heart.

PolitiScheiss (a.k.a. IT.Scheiss)
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PolitiScheiss (a.k.a. IT.Scheiss)

BTW, Calvin. That long post above was in response to you.

glissantia
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glissantia

87% of the original Ulu Muda water catchment in Kedah has officially been reclassified for logging. When you run out of warer you can drink timber, money or development.

Sally Yeo
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Sally Yeo

Ulu Muda plenty of illegal logging.
Killing the goose for the golden eggs.

engineer
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engineer

Aiyah, no need to care who the Penangites will vote lah. Let the Developers Action Party continue to screw them kaw kaw for another 5 years lah. They are born to be screwed and like to be screwed … lol. Both Penang lang and DAP …. deserved each other and it’s called Mutualism, hahaha.

tunglang
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tunglang

Don’t you know how they screwed you all along?
They screwed you with GST.
Screwed you with One Mega Debt Bills (1MDB).
Screwed you with Fake News (all’s well) until you feel no pain.
Screwed you with Budget Big-Talk But No Delivery (here’s exactly how you get shioked overtime).
And they screwed you front, back, left & right. Top & bottom.
And you are rightly soooo shiok for more!!!
I can’t imagine in sanity how to feel shiok without pains from the multiple screwing 24/7/365.
I am no engineer to play with screws, neither want to get screwed high time!

Engineer
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Engineer

1. Be realistic la. GST is the way to go. Even India has implemented GST. NZ has a flat rate of 15% across the board (yup, 15%). Singapore’s GST is 7%. Even Pakatan won’t get rid of it if they ever get into power (note that they said they will reduce the GST rate to 0%, but that does not mean they are removing GST totally. It merely gives them leeway in future to increase it if they need $$$). On top of that they are also re-introducing SST. 2. 1MDB, please explain how we are screwed by 1MDB. My… Read more »

tunglang
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tunglang

Be very realistic. DAP will still reign in Penang for as long as Penangites ‘see it better’ than BeeEnd. Only engineering folks of multiple-screwed up by BeeEnd will not accept this fact of life. Go on throwing the screws of your screwed up life (in self-denial). Wake up to the fact that a political realignment is happening to get rid of the curse of Screwing Up Kleptocracy. Don’t like the fact? Continue getting multiple-screwed up. GST is a blessing to you b’cos the gomen is NOT near to bankruptcy due to One Mega Debt Bills. Next comes all sorts of… Read more »

Wonder Woman
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I want a Lim second decade please. Will vote DAP since we hate UMNO. Itis better we all die in a landslide or drown in a flood than UMNO rule

Shriek
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Shriek

What talking you? Vote pg forum, but they just want to talk and not do. Vote chinta Malaysia, they want to be umno friendly like you in the end they help umno to return to power ranger.

Engineer
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Engineer

Don’t understand what you’re trying to say.

But I do know how freaking arrogant P. Ramasamy is.

Dey Ramasamy thamby, if you are reading this, let me remind you .

Penang lang voted for you in Batu Kawan and Perai. Is this what the shameless Cheap Minister taught you? Responded in a cocky and arrogant way when an NGO raised issues on Tanjung Bungah landslide? Who’s the boss here, huh?

https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2017/10/24/ramasamy-challenges-penang-forum-to-form-party/

Shriek
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Shriek

Of course only cheap skate and chow kit road people do not understand. Call yourself engineer. Do not know the difference between hillslopes and flat land. Do not know Doe looks after pollution and environment and not geotechnical. The slide happen when the contractor do a temporary slope.
Go and tell your paymaster to reform the construction regulations

GG
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GG

MO1 can blame the Chinese for everything and make them a scapegoat. MO1 can threaten the Chinese by removing all the ministers from MCA and they also know DAP can’t take Putrajaya but one thing is for sure they won’t be a fool for another 60 years by supporting BN.