Protecting the coastal environment is equally vital

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  • Tuesday, 13 Jun 2017

While Indo-pacific humpback dolphins in Hong Kong turn completely pink, those in Malaysia turn 80 pink and retain a mottling of grey. - MareCetCOPYRIGHT. DO NOT REUSE PIC.

WE, from the MareCet Research Organisation (MareCet), a local marine conservation NGO, are disheartened with the recent issue of the RM1.2bil Aman Laut mixed development project in Kuala Kedah which was highlighted in various local newspapers and news portals on May 29. We are deeply concerned about this mega development project that involves reclamation of about 50 hectares of coastal sea area.

While the project has been issued a stop work order by the Department of Environment (DoE) and requested to resubmit a full Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report, MareCet would like to weigh in to stress that all assessments should be conducted in a thorough and objective manner so that no adverse ecological impact will occur in the area as a result of this proposed project.

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