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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...
Fishermen in Bagan Ajam in northern Butterworth are experiencing tough times as their catch has dwindled in recent years. As a result, Bagan Ajam Fishermen unit head Mazlan Abdul claims the fishemen's incomes have dropped substantially. He says their...
No letting up: Some 3,000 Makkal Sakthi and Hindraf supporters call for release of ISA detainees For one moment, it looked as if the general election campaign was not yet over. The orange shirts were back in numbers. A similar...
The descendants of settlers from Kwangchow have been waiting a dozen years for the compensation they were promised after they were forced to vacate their family homes along Jalan Raja Uda in Butterworth to make way for a major...
Why are 800 residents in eight villages in Balai Ringin, about 100 km from Kuching, living in fear of thugs? The villagers around Melikin and Karangan Melikin believe the thugs are linked to illegal logging outfits that have encroached...

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