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Penang to decide on hillside development moratorium tomorrow

Susan Loone  |  Published:  |  Modified:

Following the landslide at Tanjung Bungah last week, the Penang executive council are set to deliberate a moratorium on hillslope development, according to state exco Chow Kon Yeow.

“Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng will address the matter in the state exco council which meets tomorrow,” he said.

Chow was responding to a question from the press on whether the Penang government would put a stop to hillside development following the Tanjung Bungah incident, which killed at least 11.

He also responded to criticisms that the local council should not have greenlit the 50-storey project where the landslide occurred, due to its planning permission applications being rejected by the Department of Environment (DOE)...

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