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Solve climate, social issues instead, youths tell Penang gov't

Susan Loone
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Youth activists from Klimate Action Utara Malaysia (Kaum) want the Penang government to focus more on solving the ongoing environmental problems in the state instead of "splurging" on megaprojects.

Kaum activist Nur Zulaikha Zainal Abidin (photo, above) said such ongoing problems included serious flash floods, poor drainage, unsustainable development, unaffordable housing and homelessness.

"They should focus more on these matters, instead of splurging a huge amount of money on megaprojects like the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP), Pan Island Link and Penang South Reclamation," Nur Zulaikha told Malaysiakini, echoing the concerns of many NGOs in Penang...

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