Once again, Penangites are locked in a battle of competing online petitions as the stakes get higher. It is, gasp, our very own Endgame. Will we see three new artificial islands creating a whole new world mainly for the wealthy or can we save the present world as we know it (the precious coastline of southern Penang Island), protect our fisheries sector and stop the price of fish from soaring even further?
This is it: Read the respective petitions below and then you decide which you want to support. But make sure you read both of them first in their entirety so that you can make an informed decision.
This is the closest thing we will have to a referendum on this subject.
Petition 1 – Against the massive 4,500-acre land reclamation – latest tally: 3,409 signatures
Petition 2 – In support of the massive land reclamation – latest tally: 554 signatures
Last September, in the first round of petition battles, the petition against the state government’s extravagant RM46bn transport plan easily thumped the petition supporting the plan.