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Chek Jawa reversal courageous
Chua Ee Kiam
Straits Times Forum Page, 22 Dec 01

The report, "Ubin's nature beach gets a reprieve" (ST, Dee 21), augurs well for the conservation of our natural heritage. The mud and sandflats of Tanjong Chek Jawa are an important treasure trove that must be preserved.

I applaud the courageous move by Minister for National Development Mah Bow Tan to reverse the earlier decision by the Urban Redevelopment Authority, explained in the letter, "Chek Jawa reclamation decided after careful study, (ST, July 27).

I also wish to commend him on his decision to visit the site to see for himself what is at stake. The efforts of the Nature Society and individuals to educate the authorities and the public have not gone unnoticed. It is a great day for nature conservation in Singapore.
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