Negri MB denies claims state govt uncooperative
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