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Perils of the Penang South Reclamation project

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The Penang South Reclamation mega-project is a massive attempt to create three islands off the southern coast of Penang Island. The size of the proposed reclamation involves 4,500 acres of environmentally sensitive areas – that is larger than 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 waters in Penang, hurting the livelihoods of 4,800 inshore fishermen. They also claim the Penang government has not been transparent about the project.

To find out more about this project, BFM speaks with Meenakshi Raman, president of Sahabat Alam Malaysia.

Produced and presented by: Juliet Jacobs

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