Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) objects to the holding of an angling competition at Pantai Pasir Panjang in Segari, Manjung District on Sunday, 14 October 2018 as we are concerned of the impacts.
According to the National Physical Plan, Pantai Pasir Panjang and its surroundings have high conservation value and thus is categorised as Environmentally Sensitive Area Rank 1 because it is a major turtle landing area in the state of Perak.
Pantai Pasir Panjang is part of a proposed State Park in this area and in principle the Chairman of the State Tourism, Arts and Culture Committee and the District Officer of Manjung have agreed on the proposed establishment of the State Park.
Earlier, Manjung District Officer had decided to reject the application for the angling competition program at Pantai Pasir Panjang following protests from the local community as the organizers failed to ensure cleanliness and had adverse impacts on the environment following similar event organized at Pantai Teluk Batik, Pantai Teluk Senangin and Pantai Pasir Panjang.
SAM hopes that the Manjung District Officer will ensure that the angling competition programme is not held at Pantai Pasir Panjang on October 14.
Media Statement, 10 October 2018