Some 16 steering committee members of Penang Forum, a loose Penang civil society network, are scheduled to meet the Penang chief minister tomorrow afternoon at Komtar to discuss property development on hill land in Penang and illegal hill clearings.
At the forum, participants were alarmed to see the extent of property development on the hills of Penang and the extent to which the hills have been scarred, even above the threshold of 250 feet above sea level and on slopes apparently greater than 25 degrees.
The chief minister claimed that the Pakatan administration had not approved any development on hill land above 250 feet, and these were ‘special projects’ carried over from the BN administration.
He also claimed that the speakers at the forum had been “misinformed” by the BN and certain members of the media.
All the speakers at the forum are expected to be present for the meeting tomorrow during which these issues are expected to be thrashed out.
It should be interesting, to say the least. Stay tuned.