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Saturday August 17, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Saturday August 17, 2013 MYT 7:32:41 AM
by elan perumal
Flashback: The report by StarMetro on Monday
THE Hulu Selangor Dictrict officers have been stationed at an illegal sand-mining site in Rasa to ensure activities are not resumed.
In a statement by Kumpulan Semesta Sdn Bhd (KSSB), chief executive officer Dr Azimuddin Bahari said it was working with the local authorities to prevent further encroachment on the Drainage and Irrigation Department (DID) reserve land.
He said KSSB was awarded a permit for de-silting and sand removal in the area by the District Office which was valid until Sept 30.
“However, there was an illegal operation going on in our area and we discovered this
“We alerted the District Office, Land and Mines Department as well as the state water management board to take action.”
He said the agency raided the illegal operator on May 2 and May 28, and confiscated equipment used to remove sand.
Following StarMetro’s report on Monday implicating KSSB on the issue, Dr Azimuddin said the company conducted its own investigations and found that the illegal operator was back taking sand from the site.
Following StarMetro’s expose on the activity, the District Office had raided the site on Aug 14 and issued a stop-work order and at the same time evicted the illegal operator.
“The District Office has stationed officers
at the site to curb further activities,” he added.
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