Viral Videos Show Chaos Erupting On Penang Island Due To A Huge Waterspout

BY ALYSSA J. OON — 01 APR 2019Videos and photos show strong winds that left wreckage across Tanjung Tokong.  Cover image via PenangEcho/Penang Kini (Edited by SAYS)

Chaos ensued on Penang Island after a huge waterspout appeared earlier this afternoon and brought about strong winds and waves

Various videos and photos of the phenomenon, which is believed to have occurred around 1.30pm today, 1 April, have gone viral on Facebook and WhatsApp.

According to The Star, the waterspout was seen near the UDA low-cost flats near Tanjung Tokong.

The waterspout reportedly went on for about 40 minutes…

Image from Salehi Hassan/Facebook

Image via Salehi Hassan/Facebook

Image from Penang Kini/Facebook

… Leaving wreckage across Tanjung Tokong due to the strong winds and rain

Image from Penang Kini/Facebook

Image via Penang Kini/Facebook

Image from Penang Kini/Facebook

Image via Penang Kini/Facebook

One user by the name of Muhamad Shakiran shared a photo of his stall, which was damaged by the winds. 

Image from Penang Kini/Facebook



Kulim international airport among high-impact projects costing over RM3b approved for Kedah — Azmin

Justin Lim/
March 2019 19:18 pm +08

+KUALA LUMPUR (March 19): The RM1.6 billion Kulim International Airport project is among several high-impact projects for Kedah costing more than RM3 billion announced by the Federal Government today.

Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali, who announced the projects after a special meeting with Federal and State Government officers in Alor Setar, said  they were aimed at making development in the State on par with that in the more progressive States.

The other projects include two phases of the Northern Corridor Highway project over a 70-km stretch from Bandar Baharu (Kulim) to Sungai Petani and from Bandar Baharu to the Sultan Abdul Halim Bridge in Penang, at an estimated cost of RM1.7 billion,
Also approved were an RM300 million manufacturing industries and logistics hub in Sidam, near Kulim, and a digital library in Alor Setar worth RM15 million.Advertisement

The implementation of an impact study for the construction of a petrochemical industrial park in Gurun worth RM2 million was also announced.

Azmin, in a statement, said that at the request of Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir, the Northern Corridor Implementation Authority (NCIA) has also approved
the Kasih Ibu Darul Aman(KIDA) programme with a budget of RM30 million a year.

The approval was made at  the 20th meeting of NCIA yesterday, chaired by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
He said the KIDA programme aims to assist 5,482 poor families in the State, particularly in Baling, Sik, Yan and Kota Setar, to buy basic necessities.

“The regional development agenda is one of the promises of the Pakatan Harapan gvernment that will be realized through strategic alliances with many parties, including the State Governments,” Azmin said.

He added the Federal Government and the Kedah Government shared the same vision of delivering services to the people and implementing the wealth-sharing agenda for the people’s development and well-being.

Meanwhile, Azmin said his Ministry has approved RM1.132 billion as development expenditure for Kedah this year, comprising 201 projects worth RM1.049 billion to be continued and 51 new projects worth RM82.5 million to be initiated for the well-being of the people.


Flying model steals the show at LIMA’19

Bernama -March 27, 2019 4:07 PM• 5 minutes read1.5kShares 1.4k

The model of a flying car, known as Vector, has intrigued many visitors at LIMA’19.

LANGKAWI: If you are eager to see how the “air mobility system” looks like, the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace 2019 (LIMA’19) exhibition here, is indeed a great place for you to do so.

Although it is just a model, the public can have a clearer idea of the physical look of the vehicle that could be flown someday.

Known as Vector, the vehicle’s debut at the Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre (MIEC) has been stealing the limelight of this year’s edition as many patrons are intrigued by it.

Most of them initially thought Vector was the much-talked about flying car, but it is nowhere near that.


PARLIMEN ke 14 sudah masuk sidang yang kedua, di mana sidang kedua bermula Isnin lalu yang akan bersidang selama 20 hari. Kabinet kerajaan Pakatan Harapan (PH) yang pertama kali dibentuk sudah berusia 10 bulan. Walaupun kabinet pertama Dr Mahathir itu relatif baharu, di mana terlalu awal untuk dinilai, tetapi sudah ada aspek tertentu yang boleh dibuat penilaian.

Ketiga mereka ini sangat layak untuk sertai kabinet.

Kita tahu, hampir 95% anggota kabinet Dr Mahathir seramai 28 orang terdiri daripada orang baharu yang pertama kali menjadi anggota kabinet.


3-island reclamation south of Penang

Predeep Nambiar -March 8, 2019 10:19 PM• 10 minutes

Nelayan Komuniti Tanjung Tokong chief Mohd Ishak Abdul Rahman, 72, (right, with cap) holding up a placard showing the Penang flag with the words “Penang, Darul Tambak’.

GEORGE TOWN: A group of fishermen and interest groups today took to the streets to protest against a proposed reclamation project to the south of the island, saying they should learn from the lessons of past reclamation projects in Penang.

They held placards along Jalan Tanjung Tokong urging the Penang government to defer reclamation projects and highway projects to safeguard the precious marine life and Penang’s sensitive hill environment.

Penang plans to reclaim three islands down south to finance a RM46 billion transport master plan which will see highways, rail lines and other modes of transport being introduced.

Although the three islands have yet to be created, three active reclamation work projects are taking place on the eastern coast of Penang, mainly off Tanjung Tokong, Gurney Drive and off Pantai Jerejak.

Unit Nelayan Tanjung Bungah chief Ismail Din, 74, said while the reclamation was far away from his area, he could empathise with the fishermen down south as he too was a victim of such reclamation in the past.

He said with the reclamation of Seri Tanjung Pinang in 2006, the catch in the area dropped significantly to about 20%. Today, he said that number has gone up to 60%.

Nelayan Komuniti Tanjung Tokong chief Mohd Ishak Abdul Rahman, 72, said he too was badly affected by the reclamation efforts going around the state.

“We do not get much fish any more. Nearly all of it is gone, almost 80%. The fish we get is enough only for our family. We can’t sell them. Now, just cari makan (for sustenance) only,” he said.

Ishak said trawling across the North Channel, which straddles Penang Island and Seberang Perai, has been difficult as their nets would often get caught in the silt.

He said the only solution now was for all those reclaiming land to provide fishermen with better boats, nets and engines to fish further out at sea.

Rivers silting up

Syahfizah Hawa Zamzuri, 30, who is a fisherman in Tanjung Bungah, said she was concerned that Penang’s marine life would be further affected by reclamation projects.

She said many rivers along reclaimed areas of Tanjung Tokong are often clogged, as a result of a build-up of sand at the river mouths.

“We are worried about our friends down south. We know how it will turn out. We have experienced it before and we are concerned about their welfare,” she said.

Meanwhile, Pangsapuri Tanjung Tokong Fasa 4A deputy chairman Abdul Satar Haris said based on a recent report by Sahabat Alam Malaysia, the reclamation project would clearly cause environmental degradation.

“The beaches of Permatang Damar Laut, Gertak Sanggul and Teluk Kumbar, which are pristine and beautiful, ought to be kept that way for future generations to come,” he said, referring to the coasts near where these three islands would be built.


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