Flood on the ‘highest highway’ in Malaysia!

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This short highway cost several hundred million ringgit for the city council to build. That’s comparable to the annual income of the Penang Island City Council.

I had never seen people celebrating the opening of a highway before. What’s with that?

Actually, in this era of climate change, spending so much on a new highway – hundreds of millions of ringgit for a short stretch – should be seen as a failure in planning for sustainable mobility. “Highest highway” indeed!

If a short downpour can cause minor havoc on this highway, what will happen when we see the Full Monty – a prolonged thunderstorm? Some say fallen leaves clogged the water outlets, but if simple maintenance work could not anticipate that, it doesn’t really inspire confidence.

I watched a video clip of a drive along this highway and was appalled to see the massive scarring of the hill slopes, large parts of which were plastered with concrete.

Let’s not forget the migrant workers who perished during a landslide in the vicinity during highway construction a few years ago.

Over on the Penang bridge yesterday evening:

The warning signs are there.

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MGR Maran

“88” to find anilnetto.cpm as host body to spread it’s ideology and becomes endemic.

shriek

Trying to be covid virus. From Apha to Delta and now Omicorn. What is coming and next change?

Omega 88

Next will be your very own – Penang Green Council at the Penang Leaders Forum in Jun 17, 2015. Not sure what the Green Council was trying to say. Sorry, but the presentation was pathetic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sytuzWEY44 

About six years has passed, Pulau Burung landfill burns, no other form of trash disposal practice in place and we are still happily using plastic bags with no ban in sight, etc, etc, etc.

MGR Maran

Gurney Walk opens today!

Go check out and write review.

Alpha 888

You sound like a capable, intelligent person with a A -grade mind. So, why do you ask someone else to write a review. You brought up the issue, why can’t you write the review yourself ?

shriek

He write a review will be pro gomen, You write will be against the gomen and see what new ideas you have or other think like PAS restrict here and there – everywhere

Silverberg

KL is Flooding once again!

shriek

Better dont walk or go there. It is DAP’s and may get flood, eroded , slide as he complain so much finding fault

shriek

You not sure and yet why come and tell us? Nothing to do and tell us all the not sure things in this blog? You are not freak?

Silverberg

The role of corruption, overdevelopment and lack of maintenance which contribute towards flooding:

glissantia

Keep exploiting – “financialising” or “monetising” – nature, until there is no more to exploit. Every billion collected and not spent on a mega-project before the VIP leaves the post is a lost opportunity. Every resulting disaster is an excuse for more spending.

Silverberg

Green activists in Malaysia are urging the government to stop the sale of forested lands to safeguard against climate change. They said the recent devastating floods that ravaged peninsular Malaysia is an urgent wake up call. They are also calling for a 25-year moratorium on logging activities to allow forests to recover.

shriek

Why alpha, omega, 88s and Robin hood are all quiet on this? Under Dumno, how more than tiga suku malaysia has been botak.

Silverberg

Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) today questioned the sincerity of Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob’s administration in the implementation of the RM1,500 minimum wage.

https://m.malaysiakini.com/news/614119

Ma DaBao

Better for alpha and omega 88 to be quiet than spewing nonsensical remarks and devalue this blog!

Omega 888

Hee, hee, hee, what a funny fella, this here joker Ma DaBoa. Note your Opposition group lost very badly in Johor election. These Opposition sore losers are now coming up with all sorts of feel good excuses, all jokers just like you.

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“YOU LOST, JUST ACCEPT IT: AHMAD MASLAN TO DETRACTORS OF BN’S JOHOR WIN” By QND /
14 Mar 2022 4:03PM 

https://www.thevibes.com/articles/news/56271/you-lost-just-accept-it-ahmad-maslan-to-detractors-of-bns-johor-win

shriek

Where are ALPHA,OMEGA and ROBIN? So important and yet how come they they do not roar like the year of tiger, If not big cat, pussy cat and hello kitty to show they have self fish interest

Silverberg

Rain water.
How about Evian water?

Silverberg

Heavy rainfall, up to half a month’s rain in just two hours, was the cause of the floods in the capital city today, according to Environment and Water Minister Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man.

https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2022/03/07/putrajaya-says-unusual-heavy-rain-caused-kl-flash-floods-vows-long-term-mit/2046018

In other words, lebai PAS said it was Act of God?

Silverberg

OMICRON WAVE ONLY JUST STARTING IN MALAYSIA WHEREAS OTHER NATIONS ARE ENDING THEIRS, YET MUHYIDDIN WANT TO COPYCAT & MIMIC AT THE EXPENSE OF PUBLIC SAFETY BY REOPENING BORDERS WITHOUT MANDATORY QUARANTINE?

https://www.malaysia-chronicle.com/?p=214325

MGR Maran

Tender for water removal system from highest elevated expressway.

Can advertise in Aliran

luca

How M’sia’s car-centric development is pushing up home prices

https://m.malaysiakini.com/news/615901

Strata residential property developers are compelled by regulators to provide up to two car parks per unit, driving up the cost of homes.

Silverberg

Flooding is one thing.

Landslide is another hazard.

https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2022/03/12/risk-of-landslides-has-been-there

Those living in hillside must be worried during thunderstorms. Plenty such expensive homes in Penang, hopefully no disaster.

shriek
Alpha 888

“shriek Reply to Alpha 888 / 1 Mar 2022 7.14pm” – my reply, Read the comment again, younger shriek. Don’t get too excited trying to find fault on older me. Ah said S’pore has a system ( that’s because you like all things S’pore, HK, Macau, not sure why Taiwan is not included ) followed by Malaysia which has a FAR BETTER system to waste disposal, and to Penang as to what system do they have on waste management other than ancient land refill method. Notice they have all these mega projects, increase in population, Green 2020-2030 and whatnot and today 2022,… Read more »

Silverberg

Malaysia has slid down from its previous best-ever ranking at the 10th spot in January, and has now hit the 67th spot in February amid the wave of new cases driven by the Omicron variant, the latest Nikkei Covid-19 Recovery Index showed.

Silverberg

Flooding can happen in Penang.
But Penangites cannot take water for granted given the threat from Kedah and refusal from Perak.

Penangites must learn from Singaporeans to make every drop of water counts:

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Omega 888

PUA SUBMITS MOTION TO REFER NAJIB TO RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES COMMITTEE
– March 3, 2022 12:49 PM

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Despite his claims earlier, it looks like TP is ‘ onto , into ‘ Najib after all. Must be sore from his previous encounter over the school affair. His party supremo rubs it on him further by saying,”Pua went ‘too far’ in attack on Chinese school’s board”.

shriek

Why visit the school during election. Why he likes to visit Sink apor and play golf there? Sinkpore golf field better than Sink apor? Omega and Alpha –

Alpha 888

P6a Hallo, Exco Phee Boon Poh, from your statement on waste collection, the impression is, you don’t seem to know what you are talking about, we Penangites don’t know what you are talking about and the rest seems to be some kind of sloganeering which DAP is famous for.  Do you even know what the current system is. How does a change in the current system of waste collection will help to effect and reduce the waste produced. As for the study of waste drifting in the open seas and sea vessels responsible for polluting the seas near Penang, please refer… Read more »

shriek

Your Tai Lo has more slogans – Work with me, work for me, Yit Chia Ren, Satu keluarga, Ketuanan, Cash is king etc. Please give 1/88 of the slogans

Alpha 888

… you got one right though. Let me put it right to you. We have TMM -” Wawasan 2020″, AAB -” Islam Hadhari”, NAR – “One Malaysia”, MMY – “Abah” and ISY – “Satu Keluarga”. See, it is short and neat.

Now, here is what your party supremo came up with back in 1995 before the 2018 “See The Bigger Picture”. It was ” ROBOCOP – Power to The Chief Minister”.

Silverberg

Listen to this, as many of us are tired of that Keluarga song on TV:

https://youtube.com/watch?v=MYK71fx6tLA&feature=youtu.be

Bangkit Johor!

Alpha 888

Hallo shriek, aside from that misguided senior DAP fellah’s remark about ethics, integrity and whatnot versus the school’s showing of gratitude and being grateful to the person concern, notice what the hawker has said , that he likes DAP but went on to criticize them for not doing their work properly. It seems the son of the party supremo, a SG of the party was also there with the candidate. Ah guess he must have got a earful too.  So, younger shriek, does your DAP party think that the hawker was a hypocrite for saying he likes them and criticizing… Read more »

shriek

Later the hawker apologise. You? As Senior and elder, dont tell us that you want juniors to teach you?

Silverberg
shriek

Blame Alpha, Omega, Robin group of 88s. They think Pengland highway flood. and always DAP’s fault. Their fault, they will not admit

Alpha 888

1. How Singapore fixed its big trash problem /
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-q5V6LDxEY

2. But our nation has something better:

Made in Malaysia | This could solve waste management and keep Malaysia clean / https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgtC6vyJznc

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After 15 years of governing in Penang, what is Penang State’s waste management system ? Is landfill the best they can come up with?

https://www.thevibes.com/articles/news/54986/explain-pulau-burung-landfill-fire-chow-demands-operator-authorities

shriek

Alpha, now you praise and admire Sink apor and start using it to compare. You deserve scolding not from one hawker but from all of us. You think your Pengland, Tai lo and Party is better dont be a hippo crate, 2 tongues and 2 minds. If not the best give 1/88 reason which is the best solution. You canr even give. you only kbkb making noise like big cat during the day and little cat at night.

shriek

Now you are talking real. Now you see how good in Sink POR. What a hippo? You have so many questions, why dont study them? You dont know Sing Dollar is 3 times ringgit and they have sooo many land/

Alpha 88

P5b

Do you think you will be successful in eliminating corruption. Sorry to say this, but as long as the separation of powers is not there it will not happen and neither do rakyat want you to come back to the seat of power. It is a matter involving trust. The shepherd cried wolf one to many times. Yours now is simply an election talk. 

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Dr M: I WANT TO FIGHT CORRUPTION – By JOSEPH KAOS
Friday, 25 Feb 202210:31 PM MYT

https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2022/02/25/dr-m-i-want-to-fight-corruption

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shriek

Neither you think corruption can be eliminated as you and 88 group keep voting Gilakan, Macai party and Dumno. They have been in power for over 60 years and they orso screw rakyat. Chong Eu had Komatar designed by his Sink apor relative Arch .

Alpha 88

P5a TMM, now you talk about eliminating corruption. Many other politicians also talk about so many things they want to do to make the nation better. But none, which includes your good self have said anything about the most important issue on hand which is the separation of powers in the administration.  “Separation of powers is a doctrine of constitutional law under which the three branches of government (executive, legislative, and judicial) are kept separate. This is also known as the system of checks and balances, because each branch is given certain powers so as to check and balance the… Read more »

shriek

What check and balances? You only roar and meow if you reward your mate and buddy as Supreme Court judges. Trump appoint one from his 88 group and now Biden pick one from Alpha and Omega group

Silverberg

1MDB scandal also have Malaysian bumi ladies (one being ex-CEO of Astro) having affairs with Mat Salleh banker, with USD10 million (tax payers’ money) house in the mix.

https://m.malaysiakini.com/news/611819

With 3 Muslim girls that had entered into as sexual activities with this white man and their identity revealed, isn’t JAKIM & Mufti Perlis gonna get them charged in Syariah court?

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shriek

https://www.thestar.com.my/aseanplus/aseanplus-news/2022/02/23/hong-kong-to-provide-hk10000-vouchers-tax-relief

Third time HK is providing $$$ which is 5k to residents and business. Why Seniors like Alpha, Omega and Robin has to dig into the EPF piggy bank and rakyat has to fly white flag and business ditching out free food,

Red dots can take care of its residents, resource rich unable? Chip chip like AA?

Alpha 88

BN A VERSION OF NAKED LEADER TINKLING IN FRONT OF NATIONAL FLAG: DR. MAHATHIR –
BY Amar Shah Mohsen / 23 Feb 2022 12:45PM

https://www.thevibes.com/articles/news/54893/bn-a-version-of-naked-leader-tinkling-in-front-of-national-flag-dr-mahathir

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TMM has come to realize that ordinary hammer will not do, won’t work. So, he has brought in a powerful Jack hammer to break through.

Though his body has grown old, his mind is still young. He is just as hard and blunt with his words now as he was in his younger days.

shriek

birds of the feather flock together. You and him no much difference as both of you are in Supreme Senior Group above 80s.

shriek

You are almost comparable him. All the teh tarik but result in dis functional country

Alpha 88

P4b

The rakyat must also learn how to make use of what they have on hand, make use of what is favourable for them, to make Parliament work for them. 

Am sure that, there are people out there who are in support of your group and its believes. Besides other means, use WHATSAPP, Twitter, etc, etc , INTERNET via SMARTPHONE and PC to reach to as many people as possible in your constituency. Many are in the digital world.

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shriek

Whatapps, twitter, smartphone, internet – 85 years old not superman. Even young people do not have time for the beach or up and down the hills. Just love to roar about the beach and the hills