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