FEATURE-Boon or bane? Malaysian island reclamation plan divides residents
Contributed by NAMPA / Reuters.
* Plan to create three islands for housing and industry will
fund transport network
* Project needed for Penang's economic growth, authorities
* Opponents say it will cause massive environmental damage
By Rina Chandran
Feb 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The island of Penang
on the northwest coast of Malaysia is known for its sandy
beaches, the colourful wall murals of its capital Georgetown,
and its fiery ...