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The Perils of the Penang South Islands Project

Meenakshi Raman, President, Sahabat Alam Malaysia

21-Jun-21 15:00

The Perils of the Penang South Islands Project

The Penang South Reclamation (PSR) megaproject is a massive reclamation project to create three islands off the southern coast of Penang island. The size of the proposed reclamation in question involves 4,500 acres of environmentally sensitive areas - that's about the size of Johor’s Forest City. Many Penangites and local civil society organisations have called for the project to be cancelled, raising concerns over how the reclamation will destroy the richest fishery in Penang, negatively affect the livelihoods of 4,817 inshore fishermen, but also saying that the Penang government has not been transparent about the project. We find out more from Meenakshi Raman, President Sahabat Alam Malaysia.

 

Image source: Penang South Islands Masterplan Design Competition Website

Produced by: Juliet Jacobs

Presented by: Juliet Jacobs


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Tags:  The Bigger PictureEarth Matters#SavePenang#PenangTolakTambakland reclamationPenangChow Kon YeowDAPPenang South ReclamationPSREnergy, EnvironmentOther personality interviewsEnvironment/Sustainability


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