TBRA calls for urgent investigation into forest fires


It looks as if things (fires and hill clearings) have been happening on the hills of Penang while the rest of us are under lockdown. This statement has just been released by the Tanjung Bunga Residents Association:

The Tanjung Bunga Residents Association (TBRA) is very disturbed to learn about the fires that destroyed 7.3ha of forests along Jalan Chee Seng yesterday evening.

We fear that this may be due to the illegal clearing of forests and lands by irresponsible hands for reasons that are unknown to us.

The forests are located close to water catchment areas. and it is most bizarre for fires to naturally occur in these areas.

We call on the state and relevant government agencies to investigate and explain what exactly went on and to take urgent measures to prevent such fires from happening.

We certainly hope that this is not the work of ‘invisible hands’ that have other motives for clearing the forests.

Urgent investigations and an explanation are needed from our state and local authorities.

Meenakshi Raman is the chair of the TBRA.

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TBRA should run for state election to get their voices heard and actions follow up.

TBRA need to share vision statements now to gain serious attention.


Bush fires like in Australia due to climate change?

Tanjung Bunga Residents must take the lead to reduce their carbon footprint, drive less or car pool to reduce CO2 emissions that create green house effect.


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No budget to have forest rangers to guard the hills flora fauna n wildlife?

May be land clearing for musang king or black thorn durians?


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