Topic: Phee Boon Poh
‘Better to let locals deal with wastes’
BUTTERWORTH: Local authorities can better deal with the problem of plastic wastes by working with the people and empowering them rather than depending on the use of technology.
Illegal granite quarry defies stop-work order
GEORGE TOWN (Oct 11): An illegal quarry in Teluk Bahang is still mining thousands of tonnes of granite despite a stop-work order by the Penang Island City Council (MBPP), an online report by The Star ...
Quarry workers defy order
GEORGE TOWN: The quarry illegally mining thousands of tonnes of granite in Teluk Bahang is still seemingly operational despite a stop-work order by the Penang...
Heavy metal pollution detected
GEORGE TOWN: A quarry illegally mining tens of thousands of tonnes of granite in Teluk Bahang without approval is under suspicion of causing a spike in heavy...
Penang offers to help Sumatra fight fires
GEORGE TOWN: Penang, choking from the haze that has enveloped the northern region in the past few days, has offered to help neighbouring Sumatra fight the peat fires that is causing the pollution.
Haze: 162 schools in Penang forced to close
GEORGE TOWN: A total of 162 schools in the Barat Daya and Timur Laut districts have been forced to close after the Air Pollutant Index (API) readings in the areas reached very unhealthy levels today.
Schools in Balik Pulau closed as API hits 211
GEORGE TOWN, Sept 18 — A total of 51 schools in the southwest district of Penang island were ordered to close early this morning as the Air Pollutant Index (API) readings for the district reached 21...
Penang bridges' CCTVs to be improved: Phee
GEORGE TOWN (Sept 14): The surveillance system for the two Penang bridges could be improved for better accessibility and traffic management, Penang Welfare and Caring Society Committee Chairman Phee B...
Penang to ensure no open burning
GEORGE TOWN: Penang will ensure there is no open burning as haze continues to envelope which has enveloped many parts of the country.
Penang on high alert for open burning activities
GEORGE TOWN: Both local councils in Penang – the Penang Island City Council and Seberang Prai Municipal Council – have been ordered to be on high alert for any open burning activities in view of the haze.
Mystery of mass fish death solved
GEORGE TOWN: The presence of phytoplankton and the high stocking density in fish cages have been blamed for the mass death at fish farms in Teluk Bahang in May.
Haze in Penang, API at 90
GEORGE TOWN, Sept 4 — Penang has been shrouded in haze since yesterday, with several locations in the state recording moderate Air Pollutant Index (API) readings of between 79 and 90, just below unh...
Possible red tide seen in waters off Penang
GEORGE TOWN: A red tide may have swept into the sea here to cause the waters off Teluk Bahang and Teluk Kumbar to appear polluted, Penang executive councillor Phee Boon Poh said today.
Strange sludge washes up at Batu Ferringhi beach
GEORGE TOWN: The waters off Penang’s popular Batu Ferringhi beach appeared to have been heavily polluted since Sunday, disappointing many tourists and visitors for depriving them of a weekend dip in...
Penang dredging under probe
GEORGE TOWN: Maintenance dredging of Penang Port is under investigation after a dredger was spotted leaving the harbour waters with a thick sediment plume behind it a day before tens of thousands of fish died in Teluk Bahang.
Penang probes death of 50,000 fish
GEORGE TOWN: The Penang government is investigating a fish breeder’s complaint that his entire stock of more than 50,000 at a farm off Teluk Bahang died last Sunday morning in an incident similar to...
Storm-felled trees to be cleared in three days
GEORGE TOWN (Aug 13): The authorities expect to clear in three days all the trees uprooted by the heavy storm last Friday, Penang Housing, Town and Country Planning and Local Government Committee ch...
Storm leaves trail of destruction
GEORGE TOWN: The tail-end of Typhoon Lekima left a trail of destruction in many areas in the state with damaged cars, blown-off roofs, and uprooted and fallen trees.
Close shave for family preparing for Raya
KEPALA BATAS: Preparations for the Hari Raya Haji celebrations did not go as planned for production planner Amar Syaqiq Khawahjah when a freak storm brought down a giant tree at his home in Kampung Permatang Bertam here.
Three evacuation centres open in Penang after storm
BUTTERWORTH: Three evacuation centres in Seberang Perai and George Town have been opened to house 71 people after a thunderstorm and strong winds damaged their homes between 10.30pm last night and 12....
No more orange suit for MACC suspects in court
PUTRAJAYA: Suspects arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will no longer be made to wear the orange lock-up uniform when they are produced in court, a practice which sparked crit...
NGOs question PSR project approval from EIA
GEORGE TOWN: Two non-governmental organisations have questioned how the Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project could have obtained the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) approval when several issues raised by them have not been addressed.
Penang eager to return plastic waste
BUTTERWORTH: The Penang government is eager to get rid of 397 containers filled with plastic waste at the North Butterworth Container Terminal (NBCT) here.
Penang in bid for zero-plastic bag Mondays
GEORGE TOWN: The Penang government today urged all retail outlets, including wet markets, to refrain from providing plastic bags on Monday as the state embarks on its zero-plastic bag initiative.