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Chant: Set up unit to monitor hill projects

GEORGE TOWN: A non-governmental organisation has urged the Penang Island City Council (MBPP) to inspect the safety of all development projects on hillslopes following the tropical storm which hit the state last Friday.

Landslide watch: Yan Lee showing hillslope development areas on the island that should be inspected after heavy rains.

‘No approval for 12 land-clearing cases in Penang hills'

GEORGE TOWN: Twelve cases of land clearing highlighted by the Penang Hill Watch in its report earlier this year were confirmed to have been carried out without approval.

BN: Guan Eng's answers are 'evasive'

PETALING JAYA: Barisan Nasional has countered Lim Guan Eng's latest defence on why Penang is not becoming a failed state, saying that the Penang Chief Minister's answers are evasive.

Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng

‘Be fair when sharing power’

GEORGE TOWN: The MCA wants the Penang government to create a check-and-balance to counter the Chief Minister’s influence in 19-state linked agencies, statutory bodies and government subsidiaries which he helms.

Stop beating around the bush over hill clearing, CM told

GEORGE TOWN: Penang MCA has lashed out at the DAP-led administration for playing with words over the hill clearing issues in the state.

‘No forest clearing on Pulau Jerejak’

GEORGE TOWN: There are no illegal forest clearing activities on Pulau Jerejak as claimed by certain quarters, said state Environment Commit-tee chairman Phee Boon Poh.

Isle in the spotlight: A bird’s eye view of Pulau Jerejak from the northern side where claims of forest clearing activities have emerged. — Dronepic: ZAINUDIN AHAD/The Star

Make M'sia's Alcatraz a heritage site

UNKNOWN to many, Pulau Jerejak – once dubbed Malaysia's Alcatraz – housed Penang’s first quarantine station in 1877 when there was a serious epidemic of smallpox several years earlier. Its rich and interesting history makes it a good candidate as a heritage site.

Join forum to save Pulau Jerejak

THE Penang Forum will be holding a public forum and discussion on how to preserve the historical value of Pulau Jerejak.

Winson (left) and Gibby at the press conference on the public forum to be held tomorrow at the Penang Institute in Jalan Brown.

Sia Boey heritage site ‘saved’

GEORGE TOWN: The state government has finally bowed to public pressure.

Change of plans: The open-air car park about 20m across McNair Street from 1st Avenue Mall will become the site of the Komtar LRT station, while Sia Boey and the old market grounds (cleared site) beside it will now be preserved. — Dronepic by CHAN BOON KAI /The Star

China and SEA scholars to meet in Penang

SOME 55 scholars from China and South-East Asia will take part in the First International Penang Forum: The Belt and Road Initiative and South-East Asia from March 24 to 26.

Prof Lin (left) sharing his thoughts on the upcoming First International Penang Forum to be held from March 24 to 26 at SPICE in Bayan Lepas. With him is Toh.