Forum: Penambakan laut – ancaman sebuah bom jangka?

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Penambakan Laut: Ancaman Sebuah Bom Jangka?/Reclamation: A Ticking Time Bomb?

  • Tarikh/Date: Isnin, 16 September 2019 (Hari Malaysia)
  • Masa/Time: 2.00-5.00 petang
  • Tempat/Venue: Recsam (Seameo Hall), Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Gelugor.
  • Anjuran/Organised by Penang Forum
  • Bahasa: Bahasa Malaysia dan Inggeris
  • Daftar di sini/Register here

Penceramah dan panelis/Speakers and panel members

  • Mohideen Abdul Kadir, pemangku presiden, Persatuan Pengguna Pulau PInang (CAP)
  • Dr Mohd Yusoff Ishak, Fakulti Pengajian Alam Sekitar, Universiti Putra Malaysia
  • Nazri Ahmad, pengerusi, Persatuan Nelayan Pulau Pinang (Pen Mutiara)
  • Mahadi Mohd Rodzi, pengerusi, Persatuan Nelayan Kawasan Seberang Perai

Penceramah/Speakers from Penang Forum

  • Datin Dr Kam Suan Pheng
  • Khoo Salma Nasution
  • Evelyn Teh
  • Andrew Han
  • Ahmad Izzudin Azmi

Mengenai forum ini

Penambakan persisiran pantai kelihatan menjadi strategi pembangunan arus perdana di Malaysia, sedang kini menjadi sasaran persaingan bagi sembilan buah negeri walaupun sudah diketahui bahawa penambakan dan perlombongan pasir akan membawa impak-impak buruk kepada persekitaran marin dan perikanan.

Di Pulau Pinang, kejadian lambakan ikan mati yang tercetus oleh Taufan Lekima merupakan satu amaran keras dan peringatan aduan-aduan pencemaran yang kumulatif tentang projek-projek penambakan semasa. Jika projek Penambakan Selatan Pulau Pinang (PSR) dilaksanakan, beratus-ratus nelayan pantai akan kehilangan kawasan tangkapan ikan dan mata pencarian mereka.

Apakah Pulau Pinang dapat mencadangkan Pelan Induk Pengangkutan (PTMP) yang lebih realistik dan mampu dibiayai dan seterusnya penambakan dapat dielakkan sepenuhnya? 

Dengan kenaikan aras laut yang diramalkan, patutkah Pulau Pinang mengambil risiko dalam mewujudkan tanah rendah yang baru?

Atau haruskah pembangunan yang kini padat tertumpu di pulau sewajarnya dialihkan ke Seberang Perai, tempat tinggal lebih daripada separuh penduduk negeri, di mana pembangunan lebih diperlukan?

“Ia cukup serius untuk kerajaan negeri tahu bahawa mereka sedang terjerumus ke dalam perkara yang tidak difahami. Lebih buruk lagi, persekitaran Pulau Pinang adalah seperti gunung berapi yang menunggu ketika untuk meletus. Kita sedang memijak bom jangka yang berdetik…” – Prof Zulfigar Yasin

READ MORE:  Doa Seorang Nelayan/A Fisherman's Prayer

About this forum

Coastal reclamation increasingly appears to be a mainstream development strategy in Malaysia, being currently pursued in nine states, despite the known adverse impacts of reclamation and sand mining on the marine environment and fisheries.

In Penang, fish kill incidents triggered by Typhoon Lekima have already raised the alert from cumulative complaints about pollution linked to recent reclamation projects. If the proposed Penang South Reclamation project goes ahead, hundreds of inshore fishermen will lose their fishing grounds and their livelihood.

  • Will Penang be able to come up with a more realistic and affordable Penang Transport Master Plan and therefore avoid reclamation altogether?
  • With growing awareness of rising sea levels, should Penang take the risk of creating more low-lying lands?
  • Should the push for Penang’s future growth be redirected from the over-developed Penang Island to Seberang Perai, where development is much needed?

“It is serious enough for the state authorities to know that they are jumping into the unknown. Worse still, Penang’s environment is like a volcano waiting to erupt. We are treading on a ticking time bomb…” – Prof Zulfigar Yasin

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