Why was landslide-hit project approved, ask civil groups

Low Han Shaun

Penang Forum member Dr Lim Mah Hui and legal advisor Meenakshi Raman speaking to reporters in Tanjung Bungah. Civil society groups and resident associations say the landslide-hit project should not have been approved by the Penang Island City Council. – The Malaysian Insight pic, October 23, 2017.

CIVIL society groups and resident associations in Penang are shocked that the developer involved in the landslide-hit project in Tanjung Bungah was given the green light by the state government and Penang Island City Council despite not having Department of Environment’s approval. 

Meenakshi Raman, legal advisor to the Tanjung Bungah Residents Association, Penang Resident Association, Sahabat Alam Malaysia and Consumer’s Association of Penang, said the project should not have been approved after its application for planning permission was rejected by the DoE.

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