via the New Straits Times, 31 October 2022: The story of the illegally-demolished tomb broke two months ago, and it appears that nothing has since been done.
Two months after the discovery of the remnants of the tomb of Foo Teng Nyong, principal wife of Kapitan Chung Keng Quee at the Jelutong landfill, a heritage advocate revealed that the pieces never left the dump site.
George Town Heritage Action co-founder Mark Lay, who first discovered the remnants at the landfill on Sept 8, said pieces of Foo’s tomb, that is 138 years old, were merely transferred and dumped at another area of the site.
“This proves that the state authorities simply don’t care about heritage conservation.
“The priceless and illegally demolished 1884 tomb, that was dumped at the landfill two month ago, was supposed to be safeguarded by the Penang Island City Council (MBPP).