The Bolton Surin project in Penang – Photos by a Tanjung Bunga resident
This project again. The photos raise all kinds of questions. Clearly, these are steep slopes we are talking about:
How was this project approved in the first place?
Why is hill-cutting being carried out so close to neighbouring lots?
What kind of slope management is being carried out?
Has the developer complied with all requirements?
Has the developer complied with all conditions relating to rock blasting? Has the rock blasting been carried out under the observation/supervision of the relevant external officials?
Has there been a stop work order? If so, who issued it – and who is enforcing it?
Why can’t the state government stop this project completely? Does it want to? Are residents’ lives not important enough to be put ahead of developers’ profits?