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Penang bans water sports

Following a spate of accidents and reported brawls in Batu Ferringhi, the Penang state government has issued a ban on all water sports activities. The ban, according to the Penang Island Municipal Council (MPPP), is a temporary measure till new guidelines could be drawn up.

Issues surrounding Batu Ferringhi’s illegal watersports operators and the lack of enforcement along the beach were covered in the September 2011 issue of PEM.

Raked over RM5mil Penang Hill car park

Penang Hill became the centre of yet another controversy over an RM5mil car park that many say is unusable.


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