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Penang BN: Police not the competent authority to probe landslide

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Penang BN chairperson Teng Chang Yeow said the police force may not be the competent authority to probe the landslide tragedy which struck Tanjung Bungah last Saturday.

Teng said the police can only investigate the causes of death and casualties as a result of the landslide but not the cause of the disaster itself.

"Technical departments such as (the) Department of Occupational Safety and Health, and the Penang Island City Council's (MBPP) engineering department are likely more competent to assess a preliminary condition of the tragedy site," Teng said in a statement.

"There is no reason to lodge a police report on possible negligence since the state government is going to form a state level commission of inquiry into the landslide," he added...

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