TMJ on chemical crisis: Govt should have declared emergency from day one

  • Nation
  • Friday, 15 Mar 2019

PASIR GUDANG: The district of Pasir Gudang should have been put under a state of emergency since the first day of the chemical spill in Sungai Kim Kim, says Tunku Mahkota Johor Tunku Ismail Ibni Sultan Ibrahim.

Taking to twitter, he said the government should have declared a state of emergency on March 7 and relocated residents to a temporary place until there was a guarantee that the area was safe.

“Not declaring is alright, but at least evacuate the area until everything is stable and safe.

“Two thousand people affected and no need to declare an emergency. Wow. Amazing,” he remarked on his official Twitter account on Friday.

On late Thursday (March 14), Tunku Ismail visited victims housed at the Pasir Gudang Indoor Stadium here.

He said there were some parties who tried to politicise the matter and deploy their cybertroopers, as well as blaming the palace.

Enough with the campaigning, he added, saying it was time to work and govern.

“Wake up! People are suffering and some dying,” he said adding that cyanide was found in most of the victims and this was deadly.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

Next In Nation

Cops nab man caught cutting national flags on TikTok
Malaysia, Indonesia share experience on best practices for technology development
Prosecution files appeal to set aside Peter Anthony's stay of conviction
Tree crashes onto Gua Musang eatery, sparks off fire
Customs seize nearly 30,000 litres of contraband liquor worth RM3.4mil in Klang Valley
KL cops end 'chameleon' robber's crime spree
Ministry optimistic 'Buy Malaysian Goods Campaign' sales will grow 2.5% this year
Umno asks MACC to verify authenticity of allegedly leaked investigation papers
Be your own boss instead of looking for jobs, Jeffrey tells graduates
Transport Ministry instructs JPJ to clear backlog of driving licence candidates

Others Also Read