1,000 fishermen protest Penang land reclamation project

About 1,000 Penang fishermen staged a protest against the proposed land reclamation project at the southern part of Penang island.

The fishermen, representing 14 fisherman units from Sungai Pinang in Jelutong to Kuala Sungai Pinang in Balik Pulau gathered at the Sungai Batu beach to oppose the project.

They said project would affect their livelihood and urged the Penang state government to call off the project.

"We are not against development, but the state government should not sacrifice fishermen's livelihood for new development projects in the state," said Nazri Ahmad, 50, who has been a fisherman for 25 years. - By Crystal Chiam Shiying (The Star)

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