Malaysian govt to look into claims on PSR project

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) – The Malaysian 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.

Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the 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 yesterday.

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

Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad during a press conference at the Dewan Rakyat sitting in Parliament lobby yesterday. – BERNAMA