Hotels, chalets among illegal structures on hills, says Audit Report

Source: The Malay Mail Online

Auditor-General's Report 2014 - pic taken from The Star Online

Auditor-General’s Report 2014 – pic taken from The Star Online

GEORGE TOWN, Nov 23 — Several hotels and chalets in operation are among 11 illegal structures erected at hills located in the southwest district here, says the third series of the 2014 Auditor-General’s Report.

Also built on the 11 plots of land at the hills were houses and restaurants that are still in operation.

The 11 illegal structures which have no Certificate of Fitness (CF) has resulted in the Penang City Council (MBPP) unable to collect assessment tax from the owners of the premises, the report said.

According to the report, visits on June 17 and July 29, found that the construction of illegal structures in the hills involved chalets in Teluk Bahang and Sungai Ara, hotels in Teluk Kumbar, restaurants in Balik Pulau and houses in Balik Pulau and Teluk Pahang.

The restaurants which are still operating in Balik Pulau does not have any business licence, the report said. Read more