Fishermen: Save our mangroves

Making a point: Fishermen crying foul over the destruction of mangrove trees in Kuala Jalan Baru, Balik Pulau, Penang.

BALIK PULAU: Some 50 fishermen are protesting over the clearing of thousands of mangrove trees at a 93ha site in Kuala Jalan Baru which will be turned into a shrimp farm.

Penang Fishermen’s Association chairman Md Zainol Ajamin said the trees which were hailed a life-saving barrier when the tsunami hit in 2004 had been felled.

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