This could be a leading contender for the Dirtiest Stream in Penang. It is frightening to think that the polluted water could end up in the sea of Tanjung Bungah, not far from beach hotel resorts and popular stretches where many children wade into the sea.
So who is in charge of monitoring our rivers and streams and protecting the safety of beach-goers? Could the JPS and MPPP clarify?
Is this the price of ‘development’ at all costs, an economic model in which we only measure GDP, FDI, etc but not the heavy social and environmental costs borne by the public – a model that puts profits above people and the biosphere?
Thanks to the concerned blog readers who sent in this alert and accompanying photos.
If you think this is not the dirtiest stream in Penang, please send in photos of dirtier streams or big longkangs discharging untreated water into our once emerald blue-jade green seas.