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Seri Tanjung Pinang Phase 2 detailed EIA: Public viewing period extended

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A tiny notice of the original viewing period displayed on a board at the MPPP office at Level 4, Komtar

Following an outcry, the Department of the Environment has agreed to an appeal by the Penang state government for an extension of public viewing of the controversial three-volume Seri Tanjung Pinang Phase 2 detailed EIA report.

Water-bomber deployed as Penang Hill fires spread

The water bomber tries to douse the fires raging on Penang Hill - Photograph: Phee Boon Poh/Facebook

A Canadian-made water-bomber, a Bombardier 415 operated by the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency, was deployed yesterday evening as the smouldering Penang Hill fires spread to 10 hot spots.

Smouldering fires break out on Penang Hill

The Penang Hill fires this afternoon as viewed from Gottlieb Road - Photograph: Rebecca Duckett

A couple of activists phoned me just now to report of fires in some half a dozen spots on Penang Hill visible from the Botanic Garden area. Then I spotted smoke emerging from the hill at the Bukit Gambier area and another cloud of smoke visible from the Gelugor Post Office. 

Bersih delegation visits Major Zaidi Ahmad to express support

The Bersih delegation, from left: Anil Netto (Aliran), Maria Chin Abdullah (Empower/Bersih chair), Toh Kin Woon (Lim Lian Geok Foundation/Aliran/Bersih northern region vice-chair), Major Zaidi Ahmad, Adam Adli (Bersih secretariat), Mustafa Basri (Ikram). Another member of the delegation Mandeep Singh of Bersih is not in the photo.

A Bersih delegation visited Major Zaidi Ahmad to express their support for the air force officer’s predicament as he faces seven charges for going public about the easily washed off ink used in the last general election.

Duck! Red paint hurled at Malaysiakini office

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The dirty tricks ‘kaki’ are at it again, this time the target is the country’s leading independent news portal, Malaysiakini.