The Perils of the Penang South Islands Project
Meenakshi Raman, President, Sahabat Alam Malaysia
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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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