Hill clearings still rampant, Penang MCA tells CM

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The Penang government's claim that "not a single square inch" of the state's forest reserves have been destroyed since 2006 has come under the scrutiny of Penang MCA.

Penang MCA secretary Tang Heap Seng said that although the claim may be true, it does not mean that trees are not being felled in the state, or that hills are not being cleared.

Citing Bukit Relau and Teluk Bahang as examples, Tang said hill clearings by private owners had caused environmental damage, resulting in floods and landslides...

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