How is it possible for a developer to ignore two stop-work orders from the MBPP and a court order obtained by the Southwest District and Land Office?
Three dozen chalets are being constructed along the slopes of Bukit Laksamana – as well as a road! All this in a water catchment area. About 10 acres is affected.
As if the horrific scarring of the eastern side of Penang Hill isn’t bad enough (see satellite image above), now hills are being scarred even in Teluk Bahang.
Bukit Laksamana is part of the Teluk Bahang water catchment area and the water from this area flows into Sungai Daun, which in turn flows into the Teluk Bahang Dam (see below).
The stop work orders were issued on 9 April 2014 and 12 January 2015.
How can a developer get away with this? No one seems to know who the developer is – though I am sure the MBPP can find out if it doesn’t already know. What has happened to its enforcement personnel? Are they only good for demolishing illegal roadside stalls?
How is this even possible? It reminds us of Botak Hill all over again.
Another blatant example of Developer Power.