MPPP acts on illegal hill cutting in Bkt Gambier

GEORGE TOWN: The Penang Municipal Council (MPPP) has launched an investigation into the alleged illegal hill clearing in Bukit Gambier.

The council has found traces of tree cutting and landfilling activities.

It said an order was issued to stop work immediately after a site visit by MPPP with the state Land and Minerals Office as well as the state District and Land Office on April 24.

“Based on the council’s record, no permission was given for work to proceed here,” the council said.

The council issued the order on April 25 to the two landowners of the site to stop operations immediately.

“Through the notice, the council ordered the landowners to take mitigation steps among others to cover up the affected hill slopes with tarpaulin or geotextile as a precaution to prevent landslide and erosion.”

“This is also to ensure that the land and slopes are stabilised.”

Legal action was also taken on the landowners for clearing the land without permission.

“MPPP will be monitoring the area from time to time.”

“The council would also like to remind all landowners to adhere to the rules and do not undertake any land activities without written approval from the MPPP.”

Source: StarProperty.my

  1. MIB
    May 25th, 2013 at 14:41 | #1

    why can it be stopped even earlier? what happen to the officer that can not realize earlier? Even I could observe this few weeks ago.

  2. Keen
    May 25th, 2013 at 15:17 | #2

    I also can see this everyday when over the bridge to island. I think the officer are sleeping!

  3. sp
    May 26th, 2013 at 23:13 | #3

    Owner cannot clear their own land mei ? Strange…..

  4. islander_ori
    May 26th, 2013 at 23:42 | #4

    Are you the land owner? Why so emotional?

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