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MP SPEAKS | Cancel the Penang South Reclamation project

Nurul Izzah Anwar

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MP SPEAKS | The Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project should be cancelled by both the federal and state governments in view of immediate pressing needs of the pandemic, and in the effort to preserve Penang’s valuable fishing ground, the livelihood of fishermen and overall food security

First announced in 2015, the PSR was originally meant to finance the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP). While my fellow party members and I initially supported the push for better public transport, we began to develop doubts when the PTMP evolved to include mega-highways across the hills and rivers, LRT, monorails, skycab and land reclamation.

Therefore, we have to weigh this matter against the priorities of environmental protection and the wellbeing and livelihoods of our constituents. The losses and risks of this project far outweigh any possible gains to the state and its people.

PSR (now also referred to as Penang South Islands, PSI), has consistently drawn my opposition through internal channels, public statements, as well as questions raised in Parliament. My objections are for the following reasons...

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