Category: Malaysian finance/business

Despite civil society objections, Penang government endorses massive Seri Tanjung Pinang land reclamation project

 

Despite a host of concerns and objections raised by civil society groups and fisherfolk in the state, the Penang State Planning Committee has “endorsed” E & O’s controversial masterplan for Phase 2 of the Seri Tanjung Pinang land reclamation project covering 891-acres.

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Land reclamation: The winners … and the losers

 

Property magnates are profiting from a spate of lucrative land reclamation projects around the country – but in Penang, a body representing the concerns of fisherfolk are concerned about the effects of land reclamation, pollution, siltation and erosion in coastal areas and rivers.

From left, Ilyas Shafie, Pifwa chairperson, along with the deputy chairperson, treasurer and a committee member expressing their concern about land reclamation and sea pollution in Penang

From left, Ilyas Shafie, Pifwa chairperson, along with the deputy chairperson, treasurer and a committee member expressing their concern about land reclamation and sea pollution in Penang

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