The DAP-led Penang state government has given the developer of the affordable housing scheme in Lengkok Lembah Permai in Tanjung Bungah one week to meet buyers to explain what happened and the current situation.
Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said the developer of the project, Taman Sri Bunga Sdn Bhd, has been given that time to resolve all issues with the buyers.
“If not, the state government will intervene on behalf of the buyers,” he said at a press conference in Georgetown yesterday.
Lim said he hoped the Penang Commission of Inquiry set up to investigate the landslide would uncover the cause and penalise the people responsible so as to give justice to the victims.
He said the Penang City Council (MBPP) had lodged a police report on the incident.
“We leave it to the police as well as any other parties including the Department of Occupational Safety and Health to conduct an investigation and endorse the incident as an accident at a construction site,” he said.
MBPP Mayor Datuk Maimunah Mohd Sharif, who was also present at the press conference, said the Department of Urban and Rural Planning had no objections to the project development in the area.
“On the location, the Mineral and Geoscience Department also had no objection on the project,” she said. — Bernama