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Penang Forum: State govt told about landslide cases

GEORGE TOWN: Landslides at hill slope projects in Tanjung Bungah have been highlighted to the state government since early this year, according to Penang Forum.

Nation

Will fatal landslide spur state to protect hills?

It’s not surprising that developers have targeted hillslopes including along the coast to erect blocks, much to the chagrin of many Penangites.

Nation

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.

Nation

Vocal ex-councillor hits out at Penang government over vanishing greenery

GEORGE TOWN: Outspoken former Penang Island city councillor Dr Lim Mah Hui has lambasted the state government for its policies that have exposed the hills and shores on the island to rapid development.

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Penang Forum lauds state’s transparency in responding to PHW report

GEORGE TOWN: Penang has acknowledged that nine out of 29 hill clearing cases on the island, as reported by Penang Forum, were illegal.

Community

Getting more eyes on the hills

IF you are hiking on the hills of Penang and you see a bald patch, contact the Penang Hills Watch (PHW).

Nation

Report illegal clearing to Penang Hills

GEORGE TOWN: The Penang Forum will be launching Penang Hills Watch (PHW), an online platform for the public to report illegal hill clearing activities, at the end of this month.

Community

Adopt plain packaging of cigarettes, says CAP

THE Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) is calling for the implementation of plain packaging of cigarette packs to make it less ‘attractive’ to smokers, particularly women and youths.