People take part in a protest against the RAPID project in Pengerang
September 30, 2012. — File pic
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KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 2 ― The apparent suicides of a family of three in Pengerang, Johor, where the controversial RM60 billion Petronas Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (RAPID) is being built, is causing a stir among residents fearful of being steamrolled in the oil giant’s bid to take control of their land.
Gabungan NGO Pengerang (GNP), a grassroots group that has sprung up in Johor opposing the oil plant in their backyard, suggested that the death of the family with the surname Pang, was due to overwhelming pressure over the project that would have resulted in them losing their homes without proper compensation.
“GNP feels very sad over the tragedy in which a poor family was unable to take the pressure of life, as a result of the land acquisition by the developers, and finally was forced to commit suicide.
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