Penang Must Save Her Seas


PENANG EXEMPLIFIES THE Malaysian image of a maritime nation. It is the product of a people whose communities were shaped by a shared culture and history that is deep in “sail and salt” – of trade and interactions through the seas. But a series of unfavorable episodes of fish kills, marine pollution, harmful algal blooms and the build-up of solid waste on our coasts in the last decade have jeopardised the well-being of our seas. In 2015 our waters were listed as the 8th most heavily plastic laden environment in the world in the scientific journal Science, with another article describing ...

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