Penang says it monitors, acts against illegal waste dumping

Looi Sue-Chern

Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow says the state is monitoring the issue of illegal plastic waste dumping closely. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, March 20, 2019.

PENANG takes proactive action to stop illegal waste dumping in the state, including enforcement and rejecting planning permissions, said Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow.

Apart from taking enforcement action against illegal waste dumping activities, state authorities can even exercise development control, such as disallowing applications for rezoning and rejecting planning permission, if the state discouraged waste processing activities, he added.

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