A Teluk Bahang resident today was alarmed when he noticed the coastal waters along northwestern Penang Island, from Teluk Bahang to Batu Ferringhi, looking distinctly murky this evening.
“It was very murky, sooty, oily looking dark-coloured water,” said the resident, whose hobby is coastal fishing. “I have never experienced this in Penang before.”
“There was a strong stench in the air as well – a foul, stinking, rotting smell, like something was decaying.”
This morning, at Sungai Tekun, he noticed many fine particles at all levels of the coastal waters. He tried to crush the particles with his fingers but they were not crushable.
What exactly is going on? Before we mess up the Penang coastline any further, will we be able to get to the bottom of this environmental disaster?
What kind of impact will this have on the tourism and coastal fisheries sectors?
What has happened to Cleaner, Greener Penang?