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


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  • 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.

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