23November2017

MCA rebuts Guan Eng, defends campus construction

The Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (Taruc) campus in Tanjung Bungah, Pulau Penang consists of only low-rise buildings and not 50-storey high rise buildings, said MCA deputy president Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong.

In rebutting allegations by Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, the Minister in the Prime Ministers Department said that during the college’s construction, there were no landslides as the appointed contractor and consultants strictly followed the guidelines.

“Now Taruc has been in operation for more than 20 years, there isn’t any complaints regarding the slope instability or landslide,” Wee said in a statement today, reported The Star.

The National Resources and Environment Ministry said the Tanjung Bungah construction project – where a landslide occurred on Saturday, klling 11 people – was rejected by the Department of Environment in 2015 as it was located close to a quarry, but Lim said that the college and a housing scheme were located much closer to the quarry.

Wee also blasted Penang’s Deputy Chief Minister P Ramasamy for saying that the proposed development site was on flat land.

Wee said that Ramasamy hid the fact that the surrounding area was not flat.

“Surely the landslide can only occur due to the soil movement from the top. The word ‘slide’ means from top to bottom,” said Wee.

On Saturday (Oct 21), tonnes of laterite earth slid down from a cut slope at the Tanjung Bungah construction site at about 8.30am and claimed the lives of 11 people.-25/10/2017

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