Why massive land reclamation in Penang is not a great idea

Independent film producer Andrew Ng, winner of the Freedom Film Fest grant award, has come up with a new video on why Penangites should think twice about land reclamation.

Bear in mind, this is not an ethnic issue. In the southern coast of Penang Island, for instance, the fisher folk are pretty much a mixed bunch, reflecting the country’s ethnic diversity. Out of the 2,757 licensed fisherfolk in southern Penang Island, 1,550 (56%) are Malays, 1,071 (39%) are Chinese, 23 Indians and 131 “others”.

And 94% of them are against the southern reclamation project. We should be too, if we are concerned about protecting our supply of marine fish – rather than depending on imports from Thailand.

What do you think?