The talk among a few locals familiar with the area is that the hive of activity at the otherwise quiet fisherfolk jetty in Bagan Ajam, Butterworth, across the channel from Gurney Drive/Tanjong Tokong, has something to do with land reclamation.
Notice the large rocks at the jetty. These were very likely brought here by lorries.
And look at the photo below. What are those pipes covered with reddish objects? These look like dredging pipes with floaters for dredgers used in land reclamation. See here for an example.
So where are the rocks coming from? Are they for land reclamation work, as the locals suggest? Usually, in land reclamation, the contractor has to get approval from the Department of Environment for the source of the rocks.
The state government and MPSP must find out what is going on at the fisherfolk jetty. If it is related to land reclamation work, then it must establish the source of those rocks and whether approval from the Department of the Environment has been obtained.
In a separate incident, a boat carrying seven quarry workers from Pulau Jerejak back to Penang Island capsized last month. One of the seven, a senior citizen, was reported missing.
The state government should investigate what those quarry workers were doing at Pulau Jerejak.