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Quick action by MP surprises residents

Story by Chan Lilian Pix by Shum Jian-Wei   THE power of social media, when harnessed and put to good use, is certainly beneficial to the community. One such example is the recent case of the landslide at Bukit Kukus (or commonly known as Bukit Awana).   A resident of the nearby condominium at Bukit Awana, Leow Beng Hock, had posted on his Facebook about the incident. Bukit Gelugor MP Ramkarpal Singh, who heard about the matter, went for a site visit on Sept 9. Thereafter, the developer covered the exposed hill slope with plastic sheets.   However, another landslide happened due to the rainy weather, with residents staying in the area complaining of “teh Tarik” water flowing from the slope. Ramkarpal made a second visit on Sept 16.   Leow was surpised to see Ramkarpal  and posted on his Facebook, “When it comes to serving the people, YB Ramkarpal is very serious. After I posted the latest landslide situation located behind Bukit Awana, he and his personal assistants arrived to the site within an hour. We are so lucky to have such a committed team. No joke man!! Thank you YB and team!”   Following the two incidents, the assemblymembers for Air Itam Wong Hon Wai and Paya Terubong (Yeoh Soon Hin) together with Ramkarpal’s representative Darren Quah met the Penang Island Municipal Council’s Engineering Department on Sept 18 to resolve the matter.   Penangites now have access to their respective assemblymembers and Members of Parliament through Facebook. You can find some of these leaders’ FB at :   Ramkarpal Singh – https://www.facebook.com/ramkarpal Wong Hon Wai – https://www.facebook.com/wonghonwai99 Yeoh Soon Hin – https://www.facebook.com/yeoh.soonhin.1    

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Hokkien Mee and Wantan Mee – Heritage foods

Pix by Alissala Thian and Chan Lilian GEORGE TOWN, UNESCO World Heritage site is famous for its unique heritage buildings and structures. Foods from Penang are equally heritage. Many of […]

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Night in the lock-up

WORRIED relatives milled around the gates of the Penang North-East District police headquarters from noon on Merdeka Day till late at night on Sept 1. Amongst them were some familiar […]

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Is PPS issue a cover?

FIXING up the Penang Pakatan Rakyat state government is said to be the cause of the detention of 158 Penang Voluntary Patrol Unit (PPS) members. Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng […]

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