Fish farmers seek Suhakam help to solve land crisis

Source: FMT News

KUALA LUMPUR: Several fish farmers today sought the help of the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) to ensure that the Perak state government will conduct an investigation into the sale of the land used as fish farms.

The fish farmers, with the aid of Parti Socialis Malaysia (PSM) today, urged that Suhakam investigate the plight of the 39 fish farmers who are at risk of losing their livelihood.

PSM deputy chairperson M Sarasvathy said that the farmers have been in this business for more than 30 years, where their farms initially spanned across 162 acres of land.

“They found out that 137 acres of the land belonged to the state government, whereas the balance of 25 acres was owned by 15 other owners, who now want their land back,” she said at Suhakam headquarters earlier today. Read more

Nelayan bantah pelan penambakan Pulau Pinang kerana hancurkan hidup mereka

Sumber: The Malaysian Insider

Lebih 1,000 nelayan berkumpul di pinggir laut di Sungai Batu, Teluk Kumbar bagi menyuarakan rasa tidak puas hati mereka ke atas penambakan yang dicadangkan kerajaan Pulau Pinang untuk membina pulau buatan manusia. – Gambar The Malaysian Insider oleh Looi Sue-Chern, 13 Disember, 2015.

Idea Kerajaan Pulau Pinang membina pulau buatan manusia di selatan pulau itu berjumlah RM27 bilion untuk Projek Penang Transport Master (PTMP) tidak mendapat sokongan daripada nelayan kawasan tersebut.

Projek yang dicadangkan menyaksikan bantahan 5 Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (Adun) PKR, seorang Adun DAP dan Adun Barisan Nasional (BN) turut dibantah lebih 1,000 nelayan.

Berkumpul di pinggir laut di Sungai Batu, Teluk Kumbar, nelayan menyuarakan rasa tidak puas hati mereka ke atas penambakan yang dicadangkan.

Mereka mewakili 14 komuniti nelayan, yang mempunyai hampir 3,000 ahli beroperasi dari Permatang Damar Laut ke Sungai Pinang di Balik Pulau.

“Tiada siapa yang bertanya kepada kita apa yang kita rasa, walaupun ini mempunyai kaitan dengan kehidupan kami,” kata Datuk Chooi Sooi Kong, 70, Pengerusi Unit nelayan Gertak Sanggul mewakili kira-kira 400 nelayan dan anak-anak kapal. Read more