Becoming a fisherman for a day at the southern Penang Island reclamation site

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Doku-Andrew participated in a “fisherman for a day” programme recently and became more convinced that the reclamation project, spanning 4,500 acres off the coast of southern Penang Island, should be stopped.

Despite a legal setback, the state government is still intent on pressing on with this ill-conceived mega-project, even though it will not raise enough funds for the first phase of the so-called “Penang Transport Master Plan”, which was trotted out to justify the massive reclamation.

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Alive

A recent study published in science journal Global Change Biology in April found that 45% of the world’s fish stocks are expected to shift from their typical habitat and stray from their regular migration paths by 2100 because of climate change. Ikan Kembung (Indian mackerels) has move beyond the borders of their usual swimming grounds due to rising sea temperatures. Local fishermen have previously reported an estimated decline of up to 70% in fish sightings, especially in the northern waters of West Malaysia. Although the fishermen attributed their emptier nets to overfishing, it is coupled with the impact of climate… Read more »

Derga

Andrew should ask people to do their bid against climate change:
1) Drive less, take public transportation or walk
2) Eat less meat
3) Reduce, reuse, recycle

Selvarajoo

Andrew can visit Forest City, understand it’s failure in order to convince his case that reclamations may not work!

shriek

how scientific just using a few hours trip? Maybe is prawn season. MCA-BN gomen do not know how to collect data? Fishermen data is only recorded in the mind. As one ages, mind can changed.

shriek

See without land reclamation, any development means cutting and removal of vegetation. But with reclaimed land, only All pha wants to live in botak land like Gobi desert? No, people will plant and grow and turn into hanging garden of babylon

Fauziah

Singapore can reclaimed land for economic prosperity (Changi Airport, Marina Bay Sands, Tuas port etc). The people no need to be fishermen to risk their lives in open sea, rather they now have successful modern inland fish farms. Andrew need to venture to Singapore to witness this transition to influence us to follow their success stories.

shriek

Agree. You go there, it is a very clean and green city. with green lawns and road shaded with trees to keep cool. They reclaim but they also make it green. Roof tops are for harvesting rain, solar panels and growing vegetables. They are into sustainabilty

shriek

Very disappointed with Penang Kias. No wonder all good ones went overseas and Sink apor is having the best catch of talents. How to justify it is a good catch? Not scientific and economical anaysis. Why need to go out into the sea? Why not see how much is the yield and productivity? Are the fishes exported to mainland and penang buy cheap fish? What is the amount of yield in Ringgit, Sink dollar, Thai baht? Is there a fish processing and fish tibits manufacturing factories? RM100 – what about minus petrol, nets, boat maintenance and gaji?

Alpha 888

ARE MALAYSIA’S AIRPORTS READY FOR CLIMATE CHANGE? TRAVEL GROUP RAISE ALARM By Ian Mcintyre dd 26 Sep 2022 9:00AM. https://www.thevibes.com/articles/news/72471/are-malaysias-airports-ready-for-climate-change-travel-groups-raise-alarm ======== So many times, We, the Penang Rakyat have heard this statements from all these various groups. But has the 15 year old State Govt. taken any heed. They are more into concrete, brick and mortar. The State Govt. is more interested in their pet Mega projects like the Undersea Tunnel, South of Island Land Reclamation, LRT whatever than looking into the existing infrastructure problems. If the State Govt can’t even do a proper maintenance of the island’s and mainland’s infrastructures… Read more »

Alpha 888 ( A Voter )

” FLASH FLOOD AT PENANG AIRPORT CAUSED BY CLOGGED DRAINS, SAYS MANSOR ” dd Monday, 26 Sep 202210:47 AM MYT ” The flash flood that occurred at the Penang International Airport on Saturday (Sept 24) was due to heavy rain and a clogged drainage system in the area, says Deputy Environment and Water Minister Datuk Mansor Othman.” https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2022/09/26/flash-flood-at-penang-airport-caused-by-clogged-drains-says-mansor ======== Yes, we Penang Rakyat know how the Water Flow System works. Water cannot flow means Blockage or Water Disbursement System inadequate. Only the State leaders are still struggling to understand this simple Water Flow System. Maybe, Penang needs a change of this State… Read more »

shriek

All pha, 88 years you do not know all airports like seaports, are looked after by the Central gomen? Your MCA Tai Lo is a disgrace – cannot spend kacang puteh on up keeping the airport

Alpha 888

J1
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FLOODING AT AIRPORT SHAMEFUL, SAYS PENANG EXCO By Predeep Nambiar dd September 24, 2022 6:44 PM

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2022/09/24/flooding-at-airport-shameful-says-penang-exco/

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15 year old Penang State Govt including Selangor seem to be coming out with the same excuses every time it floods which is ” rainfall intensity was too high ” when the actual reason could be due to poor planning in the water disbursement outlet ‘department’. Remember the Bukit Kukus highway flooding incident ?

Cont. to J2

Alpha 888

J2 == Question?  Was the mainland inundated with flood water due to this too high an intensity rainfall. What about other parts of the Penang island. Why only this part of Penang? And it gets worse, as days go by the island of Penang is getting plastered with more and more concrete, brick and mortar. Ah was awake when it rained so heavily in the early morning hours in mah area. There was no flood. For these politicians, every time they get ‘whacked’ by Mother Nature, they are quick to say, ” Its an act of God or Its intensity… Read more »

Alpha 888

C2
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3. And DAP says that, ” DAP must focus on two narratives for GE15: Loke ….. ” The first narrative is to convince voters why DAP deserves to form the Penang government for a fourth term, which can be done by outlining its successes despite the negative portrayal by opponents ”

https://www.thevibes.com/articles/news/71175/dap-must-focus-on-two-narratives-for-ge15-loke

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shriek

Penang kias do a survey by making a single trip and come to a conclusion? We might as well accept Covid vaccine by taking a single sample test. It is believed, the nets,petrol etc are paid by tax payers.

Alpha 888

REVEALING THE FASCINATING ASPECTS OF TAMAN NEGARA dd Saturday, 17 Sep 2022. https://www.thestar.com.my/opinion/letters/2022/09/17/revealing-the-fascinating-aspects-of-taman-negara ======== Is Penang island still having all this Wonderful Nature’s Gift, millions of years old or has the current PH/DAP State Govt thrown these away and replaced our natural environment or going to, with imperfect artificial concrete brick and mortar stuff ? What is the Plan? In time to come do we Penang Rakyat have go to Pahang’s Gunung Tahan or elsewhere to enjoy Nature’s Gift ? When one approaches Penang island by the first bridge, one can see plenty of chicken coop, pigeon hole type of… Read more »

Alpha 888

C1 == 1. CONCEDING ENVIRONMENT HARM FROM RECLAMATION, PENANG EXCO SAYS TO LOOK AT BIGGER PICTURE by Opalyn Mok dd 8 November 2019  ” State exco Phee Boon Poh (DAP – Sungai Puyu) admitted that reclamation invariably affected the environment ” , followed by a however ………….. https://malaysia.news.yahoo.com/conceding-environmental-harm-reclamation-penang-074916669.html 2. STOP THE PROSTITUTION OF PENANG SOUTH SEA by Ravinder Singh dd 31 Jan 2021 6:39PM  ” That the inshore fishing industry here is a flourishing industry, a rich source of marine life, is well acknowledged by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture which has confirmed that the reclamation project will destroy the rich… Read more »

shriek

Agri Ministry can be 888 but cant provide 1/8 scientific data on rich resources. What fishy industries? Back yard homemade salted fish.Any ikan bakar?. If they are rich, why cant they be independent and self reliance. Instead we still have to give them nets and petrol. Not all tax payers are rich. They dont get anything.They have to pay bus fares to work. They have to wake up early and the bus take ages – stuck in jams and stop every stages. Yet did they strike and who speak for them?

Omega 888

who speak for them? ” There, there, Shriek! Don’t confuse yourself. Highlighting in your comment above, you are already speaking for them.

shriek

aLL PHA

You are insulting yourself. You kbkb about destruction of nature. soon you will be drinking kopi or kau kau and eat mudcake. You complain about reclamation, why not orso about the destruction of catchment by Kedah in Ulu Muda? But you have no gut…??

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2022/09/09/sanusi-rejects-regional-water-body-says-sovereignty-at-stake/

Alpha 888 ( A Voter )

A1 == LAND RECLAMATION, HUMAN RIGHTS & NATURES’S RIGHTS dd Jul 30.  https://www.sandstories.org/stories/land-reclamation-human-rights-natures-rights ======== Meanwhile, in Malaysia, protests that began against the Penang South Reclamation (now Penang South Islands) over two years ago are still continuing. The size of the proposed reclamation in question involves 4,500 acres of environmentally sensitive areas. 189 million cubic metres, equivalent to 76,000 Olympic sized swimming pools of sand and rock material will be dredged from sensitive ecosystems and dumped on others. This project stands to destroy landing sites for vulnerable and endangered species such as the Green Turtle and the Olive Ridley Turtle among… Read more »

shriek

Turtles? why no mention or promote Penang is a turtle shape and has turtles beachhead? Why tourist like me has to go all the way to Rantau Abang, Trengganu to watch landing of turtles? When is the turtle seasons? Why Penang fishermen no talk and mentioned? They do not know and only others know? Only when there reclamation, then all kinds of ETs are described?

Alpha 888 ( A Voter )

” Only when there reclamation, then all kinds of ETs are described? ”

Yes, when the peaceful environment of Mother Nature in Pulau Pinang is disturbed, the Rakyat of Pulau Pinang will speak out. Accept it !

Last edited 4 months ago by Alpha 888 ( A Voter )
shriek

All Pha very selective and plucking durian only. Why not kbkb with so many jungles clear for oil palms and your MCA’s bed partner in Kedah wanted to clear Ulu Muda and destroy the water catchment. You think presently your kopi not kau kau? You want to tambah making it darker … ?

shriek

you want sleepy hollow only. But Youth of Penang are full of energy and wants to stretch their mind and energy to the sky and sea. Y9u owe Penang? They want opportunities. Otherwise they will serve who every give them the opportunities. Many went over the seas and to sink apor. Even if they are frying keow teow, laksa, bad ming ton player etc they will be happy rather sitting at home. They are 18 and not 88!!

Alpha 888 ( A Voter )

B2 == As it is, if this project goes through, our thousands of Penang Rakyat poor fishing folks will be impacted and Mother Nature’s Natural creation decimated, replaced with concrete, brick, mortar and glass and many other things, artificial. Why then, persist to continue with this unsustainable Mega project ? Are the Penang Rakyat forcing the State Govt to do it ? No, they are NOT, in fact they are actually AGAINST it. So, if our Penang Rakyat did not suggest it and if they are NOT forcing the state to do it and are actually against it, then for… Read more »

shriek

When land owners wanted to develop their land and build houses so that the young can start their love nest and family. You kbkb that hills are cut and vegetation are destroy. With reclaimed land, builders can build houses, invest and creat jobs without harming the hills, animals or flora. Yet you kbkb but smiling and laughing when your MCA approve N-S highway, E-W highway, Penang bridges etc.

shriek

With reclaimed land, they plant trees and grow vegetation and plot of lands. Penang temp drop follow by sea water – goes back to normal. Everything fine

Alpha 888 ( A Voter )

B3 == 2. State Govt Submits New EIA For Penang South Reclamation Project Even As Judicial Review Application Hits Snag by Opalyn Mok dd Wednesday, 31 Aug 2022 12:52 PM MYT https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2022/08/31/state-govt-submits-new-eia-for-penang-south-reclamation-project-even-as-judicial-review-application-hits-snag/25703   ======== “The state government has set aside RM100 million to realize these initiatives,” he said. ” **** For What? RM 100 million is a lot, a lot of money. Why go and destroy a perfectly good natural Mother Nature’s gift for our Rakyat and then spend RM 100 million to ‘gloss’ it over with tax payers money. It makes no sense, does it ? In other words, it is completely… Read more »

shriek

RM 100 million is lot of $$. Not lot lot $$. Ask your wife what can $100 buy in supermarket? A meal in resturant what can you get with inflation under your MCA-BN gomen?

Alpha 888 ( A Voter )

A2 == ‘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 in Penang, negatively affect the livelihoods of 4,817 inshore fishermen, but also saying that the Penang government has not been transparent about the project.’  The project is being pushed through despite the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) clearly stating significant dangers. In this video on Twitter, Dr Lim Mah Hui from the Penang Forum quotes chapter 7, p.158 of the 1000 page EIA report: ‘The nature of reclamation is such that it is… Read more »

shriek

All Pha, any roads, jalan belakang mati, temples, sewerage treatment plant, 5G phone tower, clearing for rubber trees, oil palms, padi fields, sayor do not lead to irreversible change in area? They disturb the migration of fauna. Those animals and reptiles have difficulties in crossing from one area to another. The area arereduced in size and making animals and reptiles to survive. Why All pha not kbkb when your MCA – PAS allowing clearing of Baling and worse, it contribute to flooding

shriek

If Penang State Gomen push through, why prepare EIA? EIA is not under state but under your MCA federal. Dr Lim is not environ scientist. If you build a road, a house, toilet, any existing foot prints are damaged and difficult to reverse. How many MCA buildings have been built and damage the enviro? Orso how many projects MCA implemented? As MCA is in Federal level, they bulldoze them

Alpha 888 ( A Voter )

A3
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To add insult to injury, the project has been named ‘BiodiverCity’! Each island is supposedly ‘modelled on the form of a lilypad’ and will be composed of ‘mixed-use districts’, ‘public beaches’, ‘parks’ and ‘waterfront’ real estate.

Regardless of the PR spin, land reclamation that destroys the habitat of wildlife and infringes upon the lives, livelihoods and dignity of local people in order to build real estate property for the rich is clearly not sustainable development. 

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shriek

All pha. Why you no spin? Your MCA build ECRL, N-S highway and E-W highway and muscle man Gan in Melaka allows the reclamation too? Your MCA has been building colleges around the country on virgin land. Those lands are also rich in biodiversity

FCR

The Jihad committee should NOT be formed in the very first place. The formation of this committee indicates and also an admission that the Prime Minister is incompetent and do not know what is inflation and how to tackle it. In fact, the Economic Planning Unit (EPU) is under Prime Minister Office (PMO) which has all the tools on how to tackle the inflation. Do not tell me that inflation is something new for this country which is 65 years old. It could be easily tackled for our 32 million population with combination of fiscal and monetary policies. But all… Read more »

Inquisitor

Any Jihad task force to revive the falling Ringgit?

https://youtube.com/watch?v=FQEpBtBH8BE&feature=youtu.be

The ringgit slipped further to a fresh 24-year low (4.52) against the US dollar at the opening on Wednesday (Sept 14), in line with lower oil prices, as more investors shifted towards safe-haven assets.

Inquisitor

Lesson from Forest City

https://youtube.com/watch?v=U1TYn0Y1v3g&feature=youtu.be

Malaysia’s Premium Visa Programme (PVIP) is offering “golden visas” to lure super rich fellows from the world – possibly can save Forest City?

Selvarajoo

PVIP may invite foreign crooks to Launder money in Malaysia!

Alpha 888 ( A Voter )

B1 == 1. Penang Committed To Making RM30 bil PSI Project Happen: Zairil  dd 30 Aug 2022 6:35PM  https://www.thevibes.com/articles/news/70090/penang-committed-to-making-rm30-bil-psi-project-happen-zairil ======== **** This Land Reclamation South of Penang island seems to contradict the State’s ‘Green 2020 – 2030’ program, don’t it. Poor fellows in the State Government, don’t even seem to realize it. Anyways, did our Penang Rakyat suggested to the Penang State Govt. to undertake this SOUTH OF PENANG ISLAND LAND RECALAMATION project as with the thought it will be beneficial for them ?  If yes, when did our Penang Rakyat suggested this. If no, they did not, why then come… Read more »