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We are not children, Penang NGOs hit out at pro-reclamation supporters

Susan Loone

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Several activists have hit out at pro-Penang South Reclamation (PSR) group Anak Pinang, with one saying it was incredulous to characterise the relationship between the Penang government and NGOs as one of parent and children.

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) president Meenakshi Raman said the view of the speaker - former fisherman Mohd Nasarudin Sultan - who spoke at a talk in Penang Institute last night was "extremely patronising and condescending" of the critical and independent views of civil society on the PSR and the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP).

"We are not children, and the state is not our parent. We are independent minded and we are not blind followers of anyone," Meenakshi told Malaysiakini...

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