Johor royal family expresses gratitude to authorities involved in handling Pasir Gudang chemical dumping incident

  • Nation
  • Saturday, 16 Mar 2019

JOHOR BARU: The Sultan and Permaisuri of Johor have expressed their sincere gratitude and appreciation to the Fire and Rescue Department, police as well as medical teams involved in the handling of the chemical dumping incident in Pasir Gudang.

Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar said in his Facebook post that he and Raja Zarith Sofiah Almarhum Sultan Idris Shah are keeping tabs on the situation in the area.

Their Majesties have also graciously contributed aid to the Fire and Rescue team in the form of chemical protection overalls, respirator masks and other equipment to help them in cleaning up 'ground zero'.

"Both of us are deeply grateful and appreciative of the commitment and dedication shown by all agencies who have been cleaning up the river as well as keeping order.

"The same goes to the medical teams who have been tending to victims round the clock due to the chemical pollution," he said.

Their Majesties also voiced their appreciation to corporate players such as Johor Corporation (JCorp), KFC, Nestle Foods and Iskandar Investment Berhad (IIB) for their contributions during the crisis.

Over 2,500 people were affected by the illegal dumping of chemical waste in Sg Kim Kim in Pasir Gudang that happened last week.

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