2,500 acres of reclamation are unacceptable

Aerial view of the affected area for the proposed PSR project | Andrew Han

This is still unacceptable as 2,500 acres of reclamation still is very large and will affect the fishery spawning grounds and the environment. Plus it will involve large volumes of sand for the reclamation from Penang or Perak waters, causing more damage.

It is not correct to say a smaller number of fishermen will be affected as it is about destroying mudflats, coral reefs affecting the marine habitat and shrimp migration. So it is not only the fishermen in the immediate site but along the Penang, Kedah and Perak waters.

There is no need for the project at all since the funding for the LRT is already promised by the Federal government. There is absolutely no justification and we do have land in Seberang Perai as admitted by the CM himself of 12,000 hectares.

 So Scrap the Project. Not Scale Down!

 

 

Meenakshi Raman
President
Sahabat Alam Malaysia

Press Comments, 11 May 2023