BUTTERWORTH — Nov. 14, 2017: The number of hillslope projects approved by the DAP-led Penang government since coming into power in 2008 is eight times more than that under the Barisan Nasional administration.
“Through what was discussed at the Cabinet meeting, we were told that in the short span since the DAP took over, the number of hillslope development may be seven to eight times more than what was approved by the BN-led government,” said MIC president and Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam here today.
He mentioned one of the causes of frequent floods as being continuous development regardless of environmental damage and without adequate drainage, especially when there’s hillslope development
“The impact of development is important because environmental damage will bring about natural disasters.
“The Penang government needs to learn from the recent floods given the disaster level is deemed different from the floods before,” he said after presenting aid to some 400 flood victim families in Bagan Dalam and Prai.
Subramaniam also said that throughout the natural disaster that hit Penang, medical services continued without disruption. — Bernama