The Seri Tanjung Pinang Phase 2 EIA report is on public display at Level 4 of Komtar until 21 February – but response to view the three volumes has been poor.
The process appears to be just going through the motions. One concerned Penangite who viewed the volumes said the previous person to view them had come a week earlier!
Thanks to the concerned Penangite who sent in these images, which give us a flavour of what is in those volumes.
The volumes contain, among other things, the questions raised by the public at an earlier consultation session and the replies given by the developer. Interestingly, one response confirmed the land would be classified as leasehold land.
A question raised by an environmentalist at that session remains highly relevant: if the assumptions and methodology made in the detailed EIA are incorrect or flawed, who pays for the resulting damage caused (e.g. by siltation)?