Utility cut for illegal factories in Selangor

THE Selangor government will cut water and electricity supply to illegal factories to ensure they cease operations.

State Local Government, Public Transport, and New Village Development Committee chairman Ng Sze Han said they are working with the Energy Commission and National Water Services Commission (SPAN) to cut the supplies.

He said this in response to a question by Tony Leong Tuck Chee (PH-Pandamaran).

“From our experience in Kuala Langat, a total supply cut is the most effective way to ensure these factories stop operating.

“We will continue our discussions with SPAN and Energy Commission to ensure supply is cut,” he said.

Ng said he was informed by the commission that a letter from local councils was needed recommending the supply cut for illegal factories.

He said the state would ensure all enforcement action on illegal factories would include follow-up letters to the commission and SPAN for supply termination.

There are 107 illegal plastic factories in six local councils.

Of this, 99 were given closure notices and 48 were permanently closed during integrated

operations involving other enforcement agencies.

Ng said local councils will continue to work with the Selangor Department of Environment (DOE) to monitor and take action against illegal factories.

DOE, he said, brought six cases to court with total fine of RM389,000 and one-day jail sentence.

From July last year to this February, DOE investigated 127 illegal factory cases of which 50 faced court action.

Separately, Ng in a question by Michelle Ng (PH-Subang Jaya) said the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) during its finance commit­tee meeting last month decided to implement the Smart Selangor Parking.

Currently, the local council is tied to a contract with Godell Sdn Bhd which ends on March 31, 2022. He added that MPSJ sent a letter to the company and was awaiting a reply.

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