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PETALING JAYA: The Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project has run into objections from an unlikely source – Permatang Pauh MP Nurul Izzah Anwar of PKR.

She is now urging Putrajaya and Penang to cancel the project for three man-made islands and instead focus efforts on containing the pandemic, protecting the environment and ecosystem as well as the source of income of Penang fishermen.

She said that she and party colleagues had initially supported the project but she started to be more apprehensive when the Penang Transport Master Plan was changed to include a mega highway, LRT, monorail, Skycab and involved land reclamation.

She said it was clear that the PSR had become focused on revenue and the speculative sale of property, sidelining the importance of the environment and a balanced ecosystem.

“We must review the PSR with protecting the environment and welfare of citizens as our priority. The losses and risks in this project far exceed the possibility of profit for the state and its people,” she said.

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