Consumers Association of Penang

Giving voice to the little people...since 1970

Need to stop further hill and tree cutting and over-development in Penang

Sahabat Alam Malaysia and the Consumers’ Association of Penang are alarmed by the massive flash floods that hit Penang both on the island and the mainland following intense downpours throughout the early morning of Friday, 15 September.

Apart from many areas in Penang under water, we also received news of landslides and mudslides in several areas such as in Tanjung Bungah and Paya Terubong, where hill cutting is going on for more high-rise projects.

RESOLVE DRAINAGE PROBLEM IMMEDIATELY

Cause of Water Overflow in Nibong Tebal, Seberang Perai Selatan and Relau, Kedah

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) urged the relevant authorities to investigate the  root cause of overflow of river water after a heavy downpour in several areas around Seberang Perai Selatan on Saturday, September 9, 2017. Appropriate measures including upgrading drainage systems should be taken to address the problem of overflowing water from entering residential areas, villages, business premises and other areas.

Detailed studies have to be conducted by the authorities because the drainage problem has caused water overflow and caused damage to property, plants, livestock and pets.

Firefly Habitat and Aquatic Life of Sungai Sepetang Will Be Destroyed

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) expressed concern over the encroachment and destruction of the Sepetang River reserve in the Kerian and Larut Matang and Selama districts in Perak, which is still being carried out by irresponsible parties.

SAM’s recent survey with several committee members of Persatuan Kelip-Kelip Kampung Dew, Taiping found that an estimated 6 hectares of the Sepetang River reserve covered by Nipah (Nypa Fruticans) and Berembang (Sonneratia Caseolaris) trees have been felled.

STATE GOVERNMENT MUST MEET RESIDENTS AFFECTED BY NORTH COASTAL PAIRED ROAD PROJECT

The Tanjung Bungah Residents Association (TBRA) calls on the Penang State Government to have a dialogue session with all residents along the alignment of the North Coastal Paired Road (NCPR) from Teluk Bahang to Tanjung Bungah, project to explain full details of the road and seek their feedback.

In addition, the State must also explain all the alternatives that have been explored for the road, and the cost-benefit analysis for the NCPR, so that the affected people in the area are fully aware about the State Government’s reasoning for the road project.

SAVING 14 MINUTES OF TIME AT COST OF RM 1 BILLION IS NO JUSTIFICATION FOR TANJUNG BUNGAH-TELOK BAHANG COASTAL ROAD – SAYS TBRA

Meenakshi Raman TBRA Chairperson showing the proposed road project.

The Tanjung Bungah Residents’ Association (TBRA),which represents residents in the Tanjung Bungaharea, appeals to the Penang Chief Minister to scrap the proposed construction of the North Coastal Paired Road (NCPR) from Tanjung Bungah to Telok Bahang.

The TBRA makes this call after studying the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the road. In our comments on the EIA which were submitted to the Department of Environment (DOE) on the 31 July 17, we called on the DOE not to approve the EIA.   The comments were also forwarded to the Chief Minister on the 21st of August17.