Landowner with 'dangerous trees' on compound near Kek Lok Si temple given final warning

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  • Saturday, 20 Jun 2020

GEORGE TOWN (Bernama): The Penang Island City Council (MBPP) has given a final notice to a landowner near the Kek Lok Si Temple here to remove several trees which are a danger to the public.

Councillor Tan Soo Siang said the MBPP had sent five notices to the private landowner regarding the trees in Jalan Balik Pulau, Ayer Itam.

She said some of the trees were leaning against the wires of a utility pole, with one large "dead" tree sitting on loose soil and in danger of being uprooted during heavy rain or a landslide.

"Until now, the landowner has yet to take any action on it," she told reporters at Kek Lok Si Temple here Saturday (June 20).

She said the first notice was issued on Nov 17 last year, followed by similar notices on Jan 28, Feb 22, May 29 and June 17 this year.

"The landowner has 14 days after receiving the fifth and final notice to remove these trees. Otherwise, the MBPP will take the necessary action (of removing the trees)," she said, adding that the landowner will have to bear the cost for cutting down the trees. – Bernama

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