Are you worried by what you see, each time you go past the hillslopes of Tanjung Bunga?
George, one of the flood victims in Chee Seng Gardens, says:
… in Chee Seng Gardens, Tanjong Bunga this is a hill slope. Floods do not happen on a hill slope unless something has gone wrong, seriously wrong. I have lived in this area for nearly 40 years and there has not been a flood due to water run-off from the hills in this manner until the recent hill-cutting exercise began.
… to allow hill cutting will only make worse many areas:
- landslides and hill collapse
- huge water run-off, flooding areas immediately surrounding the hill-cut area and all low lying areas below the hill
- huge amounts of siltation, drain clogging,
- (possible) loss of life, be it drowning or being buried in tons of mud slides or even hill movement as in the highland case
- sea-life destruction due to huge amounts of mud being swept into the sea (pollution) – fishermen suffer too eventually. It is a cycle of destruction.
So do realise that this is a problem and we Malaysians as a country must address it.
Residents of Chee Seng have called a meeting with their Penang State Assembly representative Teh tonight at his service centre to discuss the unending problems caused by uncontrolled hillslope development in Tg Bunga. Those of you affected by these problems and interested in participating in this meeting are thus invited to attend.
Details are as follows:
Date: Wednesday, 10 September 2008
Venue: 3 Jalan Chee Swee Ee, Tanjung Bunga (DAP Service Centre)
Likely attendees: Teh and @ 20 residents of Chee Seng Gardens