malaymail.com 30 Apr, 2021 09:45 am

Penang environmental group calls for investigation into hill clearing in Batu Ferringhi

Penang environmental group calls for investigation into hill clearing in Batu Ferringhi
GEORGE TOWN, April 30 — An environmental group wants local authorities and the state government to investigate massive hill clearing works in Batu Ferringhi here. Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) president Meenakshi Raman said the hill slope off Persiaran Sungai Emas 3 has been cleared and terraced....

GEORGE TOWN, April 30 — An environmental group wants local authorities and the state government to investigate massive hill clearing works in Batu Ferringhi here.She warned that the hill clearing could be a disaster waiting to happen.Meenakshi urged the authorities to visit the site and investigate the status of the land as well as whether the hill clearing was legal or otherwise.“During SAM’s survey, we found the access route which leads to the cleared land but were unable to go any further to avoid trespassing as we were uncertain of the status of the land,” she said in a statement today.

She said the authorities must disclose if the works contravened the Land Conservation Act 1960.“Our hills are fragile and past tragedies should serve as a lesson.

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