Flotilla of boats boosts fishermen’s protest against Penang reclamation projects

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More than two dozens small fishing vessels from mainland Penang crossed the channel to the waters near the Esplanade to express solidarity with other fishermen and activists protesting there against massive land reclamation plans around the state.

The protesters had hung up their fishing nets in a symbolic strike on a clear morning, the air fresh and crisp after rain had damped the surroundings at Speakers’ Square (see video above).

The fishermen say the reclamation, especially for the 4,500-acre three-island project in the south of Penang Island, will hurt their livelihoods and undermine food security in the northern region.

University students, activists from Penang Forum and other NGOs, dancers and artists of all ethnic backgrounds joined in the spirited protest in solidarity with the fishermen. Among them was the mural painter Ernest Zacharevic, known for his Penang street art, especially of two children on a bicycle. He held a placard that read: “One island is enough.” Another placard spotted read: “Something fishy is going on down south.” Full article on Aliran website

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Charge yourself up with Wan Tan Mee then proceed with energy to sustain tge efgorts for envirobnental frienfly projects !

https://youtu.be/6IyvFTkcDXo

Jordan
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Amazing street food Penang to rekindle Anil’s appetite for food

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A big part of Malaysia may be underwater by 2050, displacing millions and wreaking havoc on our food supplies, a new study shows.

The study, published by the Nature Communications, used the digital elevation model (DEM) to make the projection that shows the Asian countries being affected the most by the rising sea level.

https://www.msn.com/en-my/news/national/parts-of-malaysia-will-be-underwater-by-2050-study-shows/ar-AAJWzaj

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GEORGE TOWN, Nov 6 ― The Penang government is offering RM510,000 prize money for five finalists in a competition to gain design ideas for its plan to build three artificial islands in the Straits of Malacca.

https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2019/11/06/penang-seeks-design-ideas-for-its-three-man-made-islands-offers-rm510000-as/1807450

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Anilnetto,

What is your assessment on the coming by-election at Tanjung Piai? What is the political implications?

Will Gerakan make a comeback via Wendy Subramaniam?

Appreciate your comments. Readers too can provide feedback on this matter.

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Anil too busy with Penang Forum, already no time for food talk, let alone Johor matters.

I suggest we vote for Gerakan.
MCA is just a parasite for Muafakat Ummah. Don’t vote PH to show our displeasure over unfulfilled promises!

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Readers should think of the long term of their effect of making protest votes. If this enables BN to win then you would have strengthened the racist alliance and given them impetus to mount nationwide campaign based on race and religion. Thus your protest vote would have backfired on your own self. Any unhappiness with PH can be addressed later. In fact they should be given 5 years before judgement is passed.

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Gerakan winning over disgruntled Harapan supporters Tanjung Piai by-election
https://m.malaysiakini.com/news/499471

Why Malay voters in Tanjung Piai may swing towards BN
https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2019/11/12/why-malay-voters-in-tanjung-piai-may-swing-towards-bn/1809037

PKR president Anwar Ibrahim admitted that the Pakatan Harapan coalition is facing a support deficit ahead of the Tanjung Piai by-election on November 16.

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Watch this video and learn from the Japanese how to build 18 sqm home in Penang:

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Latest: 10 dolphins spotted near Penang Bridge

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JOHOR BARU: The state government has announced an allocation of RM1,000 each for 1,513 fishermen who are affected by development projects in the south of the state.

Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Dr Sahruddin Jamal said the aid was given to 544 fishermen in Pontian and Tanjung Piai, 537 in Pasir Gudang, Johor Baru and Tebrau and 432 in Gelang Patah and Pulai.

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Before all, our reclaim-happy govt is going to reclaim Batu Ferringhi beach again ? A massive 121ha is huge, isn’t it ?

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GEORGE TOWN: The state government will not begin any project without obtaining the required approvals. Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said the state had kept its word on the Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project.

https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2019/11/05/cm-penang-reclamation-project-won039t-begin-till-all-approvals-obtained

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Then why gao-gao offer prize money for a design competition of 3 islands when the fantasy is not 100% approved?
It spells absolut vodka arrogance since the days of Niao Kong. The RM5 million overall for the competition could have been put to better use to serve Penangites rather than to serve own big ego full of arrogance. No wonder the increase in Ass. rates comes handy for such stupid extravagance of PGCAT Regime.

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Anything new? Same old kbkb. Why peng land kias and Ang mohs flock to Sinkapore? Sinkapore had nothing but many wanted to see and enjoy what they have built. Same peng land. Imagine if peng land has some unique man made structures or islands like opera house the world will turn upside down. Sinkaporeans will fly or use high speed train to come to peng land. At least this is better than kbkb. This cannot and that cannot.

Wei
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Wei

yawn..as expected all the familiar faces…nothing new…despite all the effort and time ground support for their cause is pathetic…
the 3 island should now go full steam ahead..failing which Penang will run the risk of becoming the next forgotten Taiping..unlike the immense wealth(properties) of the elite the ordinary Penangite do not have strong financials to fall back on..
Development need to shift to the new born islands so that we can save the old world charm of the city and its vicinity…win win situation…