Friday, 1 October 2010

Illegal excavation causes massive erosion

An illegal excavation works has caused massive erosion during a downpour near Paya Terubong, Penang. According to nearby residents, the excavation had started a few years back but stopped abruptly. The activity started again last month and trucks have been seen removing soil daily.

The fast action from Yeoh Soon Hin, Adun of Paya Terubong and Wong Hon Wai, Adun Ayer Itam looking into the residents' complains has resulted to local authorities issuing summons and stopping all works at the site.

Yesterday, MPPP has blocked the entrance to the site with two concrete slabs as reported by CJ Carolyn Khor in her blog.

Video by Jimmy Leow

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