Floods, development to dominate Penang assembly sitting

Looi Sue-Chern

Seberang Prai folk wading through floodwaters yesterday. The Penang government is to table an emergency motion on the latest flash flood. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Nazir Sufari, November 6, 2017.

PENANG’S hot-button topics – flash floods and hillslope development – are expected to be fiercely debated in the state legislative assembly sitting today.

State executive councillor Chow Kon Yeow is to table an emergency motion on Penang’s latest flash flood, which began with heavy rain and strong winds on Saturday afternoon, and resulted in seven deaths and thousands evacuated yesterday. 

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