Residents Protest Erection Of Telecommunication Transmitters

August 20
GEORGE TOWN, Aug 20 (Bernama) — Some 600 residents of Krystal Villa have protested against the erection of telecommunication transmitters near their apartments as they are harmful to the health.

Krystal Villa Residents Association chairman Joseph Yap claimed that many residents had suffered severe headaches as the transmitters were only 50 metres away from their homes.

“Over 15 antennas and microwave dishes have sprung up since two years ago,” he told reporters after leading residents in a protest here Friday.

Yap said residents would be sending a petition urging the Penang Municipal Council (MPPP) to check whether the transmitters were illegal and erected according to procedure.

“We want MPPP to remove all the telecommunication transmitters from the rooftop for the sake of residents health,” he added.


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