I left Penang some 10 years ago. Despite the time and separation of distance, it was still distressing to see the landslide in Tanjung Bungah − practically in my old neighbourhood.
The location where it happened is familiar in memory to me although with the passing of my mom (and recently my dog), my ties with Penang are now rather tenuous.
Nonetheless it’s mind-boggling – looking on from the outside – how the state government approved the building of those two 50-storey (!) residential blocks where the landslide happened.
Refer to my previous posting to see an artist’s impression of the towering twin condos. Do check out what the experts have to say but to my untrained eye, the very tall buildings sure look precarious to be perched on that particular spot.
Tanjung Bungah Adun Teh Yee Cheu has revealed that at least 18 high-rise residential projects between Tanjung Bungah and Batu Ferringhi are in various stages of being approved, an NST report said on Monday.
Seven of the project sites are on risky hillslopes − see also the video below.
Guan Eng’s bad karma will rub off on his fan base
I cannot understand why Penangites still keep giving the dog killer Guan Eng administration a free pass. Back in July 2012, I’d blogged ‘Sitting on a landbank goldmine in Penang hill$’. It was already an open issue more than five years ago.
If only we (Chinese) can be a little bit more objective, we would acknowledge how the Christian DAP is hurting our Buddhist/Taoist community. The brutal DAP regime is cursed with painful demerits for its stray dog butchery in Penang when the streets ran with canine blood.
Remember too PKR Penanti Adun Dr Norlela Ariffin’s crying jag in the Penang DUN? Sungai Lembu in her constituency – where an illegal carbon filter factory is operating – is an area rife with cancer.
Yet the Dapsters prefer to bash whistleblower Dr Norlela for indirectly getting Guan Eng’s crony, state exco Phee Boon Poh into trouble rather than worry about the cancer anomaly, i.e. incidence of the disease that’s way higher than our national average.
Obviously Dapsters have little concern about cancer victims in PKR’s area on the Penang mainland. Their primary concern is that the DAP rule must always look good in the eyes of the public, and how dare this upstart Malay female Adun go public with her voters’ complaints.
To that end, they’re harassing and treating Dr Norlela like a “pariah”.
My Nation News is not being wholly accurate when they reported ‘Penyokong Pakatan mula serang Adun Penanti, Norlela Ariffin’. It is quite clear that the ones conducting the vicious attacks are DAP supporters.
DAP is responsible for the worst political thuggery and skullduggery.
For all of MCA’s shortcomings, the BN Chinese component has not promoted hate. On the other hand, DAP is synonymous with the Politics of Hate.
Since its hardcore followers refuse to face up to this reality, we shall all just have to wait until next year and see how Dapsters cope with the Malay hegemony post-GE14 − an election result that is a direct consequence and reaction to the DAP’s deranged behaviour.