Wee slams govt’s slow response to toxic issue

  • Nation
  • Thursday, 14 Mar 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong (pic) is questioning why the government is slow to respond to the river poisoning incident in Pasir Gudang, Johor.

The Ayer Hitam MP raised the issue in Parliament, questioning why the Energy, Technology, Climate Change and Environment Ministry failed to swiftly handled the case when it first occurred.

“So far over 30 schools have been closed with more than 200 people being treated at the hospitals.

“Why is punitive action being taken only tomorrow (today)?

“There is supposed to be an environmental action plan under the Environment Quality Act to monitor the water quality of the river,” he said when debating the motions on thanks on the Royal Address in Dewan Rakyat yesterday.

The MCA president said the ministry and Johor state government must quickly resolve the problem.

“This is not a small matter. It has created panic among communities living near the affected area,” he said.

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