Scary development – Google Earth picture sent in by a Tanjung Bunga resident
While our media are all hot and bothered about some photos of a female politician circulating around, the rape of our hill-slopes continues.
Mind you, this picture was taken in 2005 – nearly four years ago. Since then, things have got a lot worse.
Bear in mind that the cleared sections are on slopes above the residential areas further below. Some of the new condominium complexes are built so close to the edge of the perimeter of the respective properties.
How were these projects approved?
Is it really true that the present government can’t do much about those projects?
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I must say that TBRA has done a very good job so far. It has brought awareness to the TB residents. Much better than the self nominated leader Mary of the former Hillside Residents Association which has done nothing but just a “KAY POH CHEE” as hokkien says.
1) Stop the existing projects. They’re unsafe. And do what with the current exposed soil? And do what with developer’s cost? And do what with the growing population and increasing housing demand? 2) Condemn the completed projects in the Class 3 and 4 slopes. They’re unsafe. I’m sure there is a provision in the Act there for that. I have lived in one of those Class 3 slopes for more than 10 years. I have lived in one or another Class 3 slope, either in Penang or Selangor. I have never felt unsafe. 3) Tell everyone involved to move to… Read more »
>>Tanjung Bungah, and Batu Ferringhi for that matter, is either hill or beach. A lot of the residents staging the protest themselves are living in Class 3 to Class 4 slopes. Why the hypocrisy? They have the rights to live on hill slopes and exquisite beach but others don’t?<< Easy. 1) Stop the existing projects. They’re unsafe. 2) Condemn the completed projects in the Class 3 and 4 slopes. They’re unsafe. I’m sure there is a provision in the Act there for that. 3) Tell everyone involved to move to the mainland, cos they’re safer there. 4) Toss in the… Read more »
I actually just came back from a drive around the Twin Towers area, accessing it thru’ Jalan Chan Siew Teong, driving along some Jalan Chee Sengs.
After seeing for myself the development in the area, I can understand the predicaments of the residents there. I’d stauchly support your protests by calling for a review of the approved projects, the State Govt checking to find all possible avenues for stopping such projects without having to risk exorbitant legal suits!
Hi everyone, “How were these projects approved?” I reiterate my call to the present State Govt to review their files/records on how these steep-slope hill projects were approved by the previous govt. Check to see any infringement of bye-laws, procedural improprieties, vested interests, etc, to determine any cause for possible halting of these projects. Halting the projects without just cause/reasons would expose the current State Govt to legal suits, which may result in great cost to all Penangites. Show your displeasure, including pots and pans banging, by protesting in front of Gerakan and UMNO headquarters,the main ‘culprits’ that result in… Read more »
Tanjung Bungah, and Batu Ferringhi for that matter, is either hill or beach. A lot of the residents staging the protest themselves are living in Class 3 to Class 4 slopes. Why the hypocrisy? They have the rights to live on hill slopes and exquisite beach but others don’t? What do they want? A ban on Class 3 hill slope development? Penang is already seriously lacking of land – which is why houses, even normal ones are so expensive. With more stringent outlines and careful monitoring, I don’t see why Class 3 slopes cannot be developed. Many of the residents… Read more »
I SUGGEST ALL TANJONG BUNGA RESIDENTS SHOULD BANG POT AND PANS AT NAJIB’S OFFICE AS WELL AS PENANG STATE OPPOSITION LEADER’S OFFICE BECAUSE THE PROJECT WAS APPROVED DURING THE BN TENURE. LETS SEE WHAT THEY HAVE TO SAY!!!
Hi Anilnetto, The residents of Tg.Bungah, shoud have protested when it was approved by the previous instead of right now. Yes, the present goverment can do something about it right now, get a new EIA report on the hill slope and if it is found to be unsafe then issue a stop work order until all the faults had been ractified. If the present goverment stops the right without justification, they are inviting to be sued and it would cost tax payers money ie paid by all Penangnites. Take the prevous goverment to court if the new EIA reports there… Read more »
The silence from ex-state leaders Teng Hong Nan and Koh Tsu Khoon is deafening to Penangites.