Ne­gri MB de­nies claims state govt un­co­op­er­a­tive

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SEREM­BAN: Ne­gri Sem­bi­lan Men­tri Be­sar Datuk Seri Mo­hamad Hasan (pix) has re­futed the al­le­ga­tion that the state govern­ment had not been co­op­er­a­tive on the is­sue of Sun­gai Buah river pol­lu­tion which had caused the Sun­gai Se­menyih wa­ter treat­ment plant in Se­lan­gor to be closed.

In fact, he said he had in­structed all tech­ni­cal de­part­ments, in­clud­ing the state Depart­ment of En­vi­ron­ment (DoE) to iden­tify the causes of the pol­lu­tion.

“I hope the pub­lic will not sim­ply jump to con­clu­sion and ac­cuse the state govern­ment of be­ing un­con­cerned, in­dif­fer­ent and un­re­spon­sive which is not true. Right from the first day the river pol­lu­tion is­sue was re­ported to have be­gun in Ne­gri Sem­bi­lan, we have in­structed our tech­ni­cal de­part­ments, es­pe­cially the DoE, to be­gin a probe into each fac­tory lo­cated nearby or along the river banks,” he told re­porters af­ter chair­ing the state ex­ec­u­tive coun­cil meet­ing at Wisma Ne­gri yes­ter­day.

Mo­hamad said seven re­ports had been pre­pared by the DoE and none of them showed any el­e­ment of pol­lu­tion oc­cur­ring at the in­dus­trial ar­eas in Ni­lai.

“It is base­less to ac­cuse the state govern­ment of be­ing un­co­op­er­a­tive,” he re­it­er­ated. – Ber­nama

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