GEORGE TOWN, July 12 -- The Penang government is arranging a meeting in September to meet and offer assistance to local fishermen affected by three man-made islands plan.

Dr Afif Bahardin, in charge of agriculture and agro-based industries, said a state task force will meet the Penang Fishermen's Association chairman Nazri Ahmad to discuss their concerns and possible compensation.

"This task force will discuss the model of ex-gratia we can consider for the affected fishermen," he said in a joint press conference with Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow here.

Dr Afif said the task force was formed several years ago and have been discussing the compensation packages for affected fishermen.

Deputy Agriculture and Agro-based Industries Mi...