It is not just over 4,000 fishermen in Penang who will be affected by the 4,500 land reclamation project off the southern coast of Penang Island. If the sand to create three artificial islands off the southern coast of Penang Island is mined from the coastal seabed of Perak, over 6,000 more fishermen could be affected.
That makes a total of over 10,000 fishermen.
Are you willing to accept more scarce fish supplies – and hence probably more expensive fish?
Check out these two videos, above and below.
And check out this article on a hike I took part in along the southern coast of Penang and find out the five things we learned.
An online petition against the reclamation has surged past the 30,000 mark, while a rival petition in support of the reclamation and the state government’s “Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP)” is finding it a big struggle to reach even 2,000 signatures.