Govt to look into complaints on Penang reclamation project

KUALA LUMPUR: Dr Mahathir Mohamad says the government will conduct studies on allegations that the Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project will affect the environment as well as the livelihoods of fishermen.

The prime minister said appropriate action would be taken if there is evidence relating to the claims.

“We will study their views and if what they claim is true, we will act accordingly,” he told reporters at the Parliament lobby today.

He was responding to questions on the dissatisfaction raised by fishermen and NGOs over the project.

He added that he is unaware of the location of controversial businessman Low Taek Jho, or Jho Low.

He was commenting on the statement of Inspector-General of Police Abdul Hamid Bador that the police are in negotiations with the authorities of a country to bring Jho Low back to Malaysia.

“He must know where the person is. I don’t know,” he said.

On the development of the sex video case linked to a minister, Mahathir said police are still investigating the matter.

“He (Hamid) said he is in the process of investigation. I don’t know what’s the result, but we will wait,” he said.