Some 250 fishermen and several activists from Penang and Perak marched to Parliament this morning to hand over a protest memo to government leaders over the massive three-island project in Penang and extensive sand-mining in the waters off Perak.
They had come in buses since yesterday to express their opposition to the environmentally damaging reclamation project which the Developers over Environment – I mean, Department of Environment – had approved.
Here they are singing protest chants on the way from the National Monument to Parliament this morning:
Some 10,000 fishermen in Penang and Perak are expected to be affected by the reclamation and sand-mining for the three-island project off the southern coast of Penang Island.
Below, you can see the areas that will be affected by sand-mining operations off the coast of Perak. Look how it will affect fishing areas along the coast.
Many other areas have been slated for sand-mining by other miners, turning the waters off Perak to a sand-miners’ paradise to feed the developers’ reclamation paradise of Penang.
Penang dan Perak Tolak Tambak!