That mine ought to be closed, says Zulpuri


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 11 Jun 2019

Collecting evidence: Tengku Zulpuri (left) taking a sample from a water catchment used by the Bateq people in Kuala Koh. — Bernama

PETALING JAYA: The government will close down the mine that is believed to have put the lives of the Bateq people at risk, says Deputy Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Tengku Zulpuri Shah Raja Puji.This follows reports of deaths among the Orang Asli who lived about 2km away.

The deaths are believed to have been caused by consuming polluted water from a nearby river.

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