WWF: Voice out now for Tanjung Aru
Just located 6 kilometers from KK City, Tanjung Aru beach has been a favourite of locals to frequent for the glorious sunsets an d local food and drinks. Unfortunately, a date has been set to change the face of a beach forever.
It was announced early December 2016 by Kota Kinabalu mayor Datuk Yeo Boon Hai that the iconic Tanjung Aru beach will be closed off in March 2017 when reclamation works begin.
However, all is not lost just yet, for those who have misgivings about the massive development.
In a previous statement by Datuk Yeo, comments and feedback on the project is still welcome via objection / comment forms at the City Hall until 10th February. The project and the reports can still be viewed at Meeting Room 2 of the City Hall.
As an organisation that works to promote harmony between human beings and nature for four decades, WWF-Malaysia is very concerned in ensuring public interests are heard and prioritized in the development of Tanjung Aru beach. We therefore would like to applaud the Environmental Protection Department as well as the City Hall for facilitating this process of obtaining feedback from the public which is in line with our practice of seeking dialogue with all stakeholders.
WWF-Malaysia would therefore like to call on everyone to practice their rights as active citizens who care by submitting their feedback on the right platform where their opinions can be heard before the deadline and any opportunity for further comments are closed.
As said by Elbert Hubbard, “There is no failure except in no longer trying.”.
Dato’ Dr Dionysius Sharma
Executive Director / CEO
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For more information, please contact:
Sabrina Melisa Aripen, Communications Officer, Sabah Office, WWF-Malaysia
Tel: +60 88 262 420