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Govt to look into claims against Penang reclamation project

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad

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KUALA LUMPUR, July 11 2019 : The government will be conducting studies on allegations by several quarters that the Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project will affect the lives of fishermen and the environment.

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said appropriate actions would be taken if there were evidence relating to the claims.

“We will study their views and if what they claim is true, we will act accordingly,” he told reporters at Parliament lobby today.

He was asked on the dissatisfaction raised by fishermen and non-governmental organisations against the project.

The PSR project had reportedly proposed to create a land bank to fund the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP).

Meanwhile, Dr Mahathir said he did not know the real location of controversial businessman Low Taek Jho or Jho Low.

He was commenting on the statement of Inspector-General of Police, Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador that police were in negotiation with the authorities of a country to bring back Jho Low to Malaysia.

“He must know where the person is. I don’t know,” he said.

On the development of the sex video case linked to a minister, Dr Mahathir said police were still investigating the case.

“He (Abdul Hamid) said he is in the process of investigation, I don’t know what’s the result, but we will wait,” he said. – Bernama

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