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In the face of eviction, families hope for some form of intervention

P Ramasamy

ADUN SPEAKS | Unless there is a timely intervention on the part of the government or other agencies, there is a great likelihood of forced eviction of 23 families and the destruction of Hindu temples in Ladang Sungei Kecil in Nibong Tebal, Penang.

Ladang Sungei Kecil is just a short distance from the town of Nibong Tebal in the southern district of Seberang Perai Selatan (SPS).

SPS is not as developed as the other four districts in Penang. However, with the establishment of an industrial zone in Batu Kawan, the future looks bright for SPS as a whole.

There are not many plantations left in Penang, most of them have been sold and some were acquired by the state for commercial and industrial development...

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