GEORGE TOWN, July 29 -- The restored Prangin Canal now teeming with fishes is the original waterway and not an installed pond as alleged on social media, Penang Development Corporation (PDC) and George Town World Heritage Incorporated (GTWHI) said today.

Responding to posts claiming the canal was diverted underground and a pond installed to approximate it, PDC general manager Datuk Mohd Bazid Abd Kahar and GTWI general manager Ang Ming Chee both stressed the canal was the same one build nearly two centuries ago.

"The old Prangin Canal was thoroughly cleaned and rejuvenated into a water feature that flows within the new proposed park," they said in a statement today.

Calling the allegations as misleading and false, they explained that t...