45 NGOs back online petition against massive land reclamation in Penang

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More NGOs from around the country are backing an online petition to protest the massive 4,500-acre “three islands” land reclamation project in Penang.

Among them are fishermen’s groups and those working with the fishing communities in Penang.

More than 4,000 fishermen in Penang are likely to be affected by the land reclamation. Over 6,000 more coastal fisher folk in neighbouring Perak could be affected by sand mining for the land reclamation.

At a packed press conference this morning, chaired by Consumers Association of Penang vice-president Mohideen Abdul Kadir – the first at the office since the passing of the late CAP president SM Mohamed Idris – it was revealed that more than 12,000 people had signed the online petition.

By this evening, the number had soared to over 15,000, leaving a rival petition supporting the project trailing in the dust.

An official logo for the anti-reclamation campaign was also unveiled.

The online petition against the reclamation is available in Malay, English, Chinese and Japanese. A Tamil version is in the pipeline.

The petition is endorsed by 45 groups, including Aliran:

  1. Penang Forum
  2. Consumers Association of Penang (CAP)
  3. Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM)
  4. Aliran
  5. Transit Malaysia
  6. Agora Society
  7. Tanjung Bungah Residents Association (TBRA)
  8. Penang Heritage Trust (PHT)
  9. Malaysian Nature Society (MNS), Penang branch
  10. Pertubuhan Pelindung Khazanah Alam Malaysia (Peka)
  11. Johor Yellow Flame
  12. Pertubuhan Alam Sekitar Sejahtera Malaysia (Grass)
  13. Klima Action Malaysia (Kamy)
  14. Artivist Network
  15. Persatuan Aktivis Sahabat Alam (Kuasa)
  16. Klimate Action Utara Malaysia (Kaum)
  17. Childline Foundation
  18. Toy Libraries Malaysia
  19. C4 Center
  20. Pertubuhan Warisan Tanah & Teroka Bandar (Teroka)
  21. Persatuan Penduduk Petaling Jaya (MyPJ)
  22. Friends of Kota Damansara (FoKD)
  23. Teoh Beng Hock Trust for Democracy
  24. Persatuan Pendidikan dan Kebajikan Jaringan Nelayan Pantai Malaysia (Jaring Malaysia)
  25. Greenpeace Malaysia
  26. Selamatkan Kuala Lumpur – SKL Group
  27. Pesticide Action Network Asia and the Pacific (PAN AP)
  28. Pertubuhan Pecinta Alam Sekitar Pantai Tanjung Bungah Pulau Pinang (NGO Pantai)
  29. Gibbon Protection Society Malaysia (GPSM)
  30. Rimba
  31. Suaram
  32. Friends of Bukit Kiara (FoBK)
  33. Shorebirds Peninsular Malaysia
  34. Desaria Residents Association, Penang
  35. Persatuan Ilmu Murni Pulau Pinang
  36. Solok Kelicap Residents Association, Sungai Ara, Penang
  37. Penang Inshore Fishermen Welfare Association (Pifwa)
  38. Treat Every Environment Special (TrEES)
  39. Malaysian Progressives in Australia
  40. Qaryah Masjid Al-Mustaghfirin Sungai Tiram, Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang
  41. Masjid Jamek Sungai Burong Balik Pulau, Pulau Pinang
  42. People, Ideas, Culture
  43. Persatuan Sahabat Wanita Selangor
  44. Perak Heritage Society
  45. Management Corporation of Mar Vista Resort, Penang
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