Yet another “tea party” in Tanjung Bunga, Penang. This time residents gathered over Diwali near the Pearl Hill town houses to protest against property development projects on steep hill-slopes.
Photos by a Tg Bunga resident.
In this instance, they wanted to draw particular attention to the Dynamic HomePro town house project located right below the Pearl Hill town houses and in front of the homes of residents of Solok Tan Jit Seng.
Among those present at the “tea party” was the Penang state assembly member for Tanjung Bunga, Teh Yee Cheu (in denim jeans and white T-shirt), who also addressed the crowd.
The gathering called on the state government to:
- To put an IMMEDIATE and PERMANENT stop to all projects which have not been started on Class III and IV hill slope gradients;
- To rehabilitate the presently denuded steep slopes which potentially threaten the lives and property of all residents living above and below such slopes;
- To END any further approvals of development projects on Class III and Class IV Hill Slopes, as stipulated in the guidelines issued by the Housing and Local Government Minister, dated 12 August 2009;
- To realise that it has a very important role to play to safeguard the lives and property of the citizens of Penang, and to demonstrate its commitment in writing and take above firm & drastic actions.