By Farah Wahida:

The residents near a hill slope residential project in Sungai Ara have once again called for the cessation of work in the development, reported The Sun Daily.

“The residents here are hoping that this project can be called off as the development in the area will endanger the lives of the residents,” said Sunrise Garden Condominium management committee chairman Manuel Nicholas.

He added that residents are now living in fear, particularly against danger in cutting the hill as they have already witnessed many tragedies.

Notably, Nicholas was accompanied by Penang Citizens Awareness Chant Group (Chant) adviser Yan Lee, Chant adviser Prof Dr Jimmy Lim and residents committee chairman Medalene Sim, when he made the statement during a press conference held yesterday.

Sited on 32.7ha of land, the hill slope residential project reportedly comprises a 14-block condominium, two clubhouses and 92 bungalows at Changkat Kenari.

In March last year, the residents appealed the decision of the local planning authority allowing said development to the State Appeals Board. The decision on the project is set to be delivered on 16 April.

It has to be recalled that around 200 residents from different housing estates and Dr Lim Mah Hui, Councillor at Penang Island Municipal Council (MPPP), participated in a protest held against the hill slope development last year.

Farah Wahida, Editor of PropertyGuru, wrote this story. To contact her about this or other stories email

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