Residents protest impending hillside development

Last month, in April, residents from various housing estates around the vicinity of Taman Desaria in Penang, staged a protest against hillside development near their area.

According to them, these projects will endanger their lives, due to potential landslides the likes of Bukit Antarabangsa which claimed the lives of 48 residents.

This month, in May, the residents once again gathered again to continue to put pressure on the state government, demanding that it should put a stop to these impending projects.

Section 25(1) Act 172, of the Town and Country Planning Act 1976, grants the state govt the power to halt these projects.

Will the state govt exercise this law in the interest of public safety ?

Video by, Lim Boo Seng, Citizen Journalist.

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