Johor Ruler wants MB to form committee to handle chemical pollution


JOHOR BARU: Johor Ruler Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar has instructed Mentri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian to form a special committee to handle the chemical pollution in Pasir Gudang.

His Majesty decreed that the committee must come up with a standard operating procedure (SOP) that should be adhered to all.

He also wanted to ensure that such an incident did not happen in Johor again.

Sultan Ibrahim added that other things that should be prioritised was to develop an early warning system when pollution happens, either on sea or air.

“By having the system in place, when there is pollution happening, either on air or water, the authorities are able to give an early warning to residents.

“At the same time, residents can also prepare early, while authorities are able to move much faster,” His Majesty said in a statement posted on his official Facebook page here on Thursday (March 14).

Earlier, Sultan Ibrahim visited victims who were warded due to the toxic fumes at Sultan Ismail Hospital here.

His Majesty also made a personal donation of RM1mil.

“With that in mind, I want the special committee to be created immediately and give focus on the things that I have touched upon,” he said.