Fishermen say Penang’s fresh seafood at stake in reclamation race.
He says the government will have to pay huge penalties if this 1999 contract is cancelled now.
Fishermen’s association calls on Penang government to cancel reclamation off Butterworth.
State deputy chairman Sim Tze Tzin says there will be serious environmental effects on sea life and the livelihood of the fishing community.
The funds will allow Penang government to reduce the size of its 3-island reclamation plan in the south, says Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow.
They urge southern coastal fishermen to oppose three-island project or seek a better deal to ensure a better future for themselves.
The powers that be must abandon this quixotic reclamation project and subject the Penang Transport Master Plan to an independent review.
Environmental group says doing so will save precious fisheries resources and the funds can be rerouted for more important projects.
Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow says the Penang government will be holding fresh talks with the fishermen affected by the reclamation.
Agriculture minister Salahuddin Ayub says the federal government is awaiting more reports and feedback on the state government's proposal to create three man-made islands.
Former PM contrasts federal offer now and the state's refusal to accept federal funds before, when BN was in control.
The total annual economic value of fishing there is about RM136 million at present.
Singapore’s master development plan outlines a strategy for the next 10-15 years for the city state.
The non-governmental organisations say having an efficient and affordable public transportation system is the answer, not increasing the land bank.
Pertubuhan Pelindung Khazanah Alam Malaysia (Peka) asks if the reclamation work is financially viable.
CAP and Sahabat Alam Malaysia are concerned over the environmental and financial costs to Penang if the mega reclamation project and subsequent transport master plan are implemented.
Penang Chinese Chambers of Commerce meet state government to express concern over the Kulim project.
They will be used for affordable housing, and commercial and industrial opportunities.
Company responds to claims by a group of fishermen and NGOs that it dumped mud waste in the waters of Penang.
A review will not cost much compared to the 'crippling' RM46 billion price tag for the transport master plan, says coalition of NGOs.
They claim only a select group of fishermen were briefed by the Penang authorities and that the project will damage marine life and force them to go further offshore.
The holding company of those involved in reclaiming three islands south of Penang island sees good times ahead through the project.
The state signs a supplementary agreement with the company given the project to reclaim land in 1999 as part of a deal to relocate squatters.
Muhamad Yusoff Mohd Noor is one of only three opposition assemblymen in the state.