Pasir Gudang MP urges Johor govt to be transparent over pollution

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  • Monday, 24 Jun 2019

JOHOR BARU: The state government should be transparent and there should be no cover-ups with regards to the chemical pollution in Pasir Gudang.

Pasir Gudang MP Hassan Abdul Karim said the rakyat did not want to hear answers from state executive councillors or officers saying the situation was under control.

“The people do not believe that anymore. Please do not hide or cover up the information.

“I have already sent an SOS to Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail asking for her to mobilise experts to Pasir Gudang.

“I have also asked assistance from Johor MB Datuk Dr Sahruddin Jamal,” he said Monday (June 24), adding that he wanted everyone to be serious in tackling the issue.

Hassan, who had visited the operations centre in Pasir Gudang on June 20, is now in London attending an event at the British parliament in Westminster.

He said that he was representing the country as the chairman of the Malaysian Parliamentary Select Committee on State and Federal Relations.

“I am keeping close tabs on the things happening in my constituency," he said via text messages to The Star here Monday (June 24).

He also questioned where the chemical pollution was coming from and which factory or factories were involved.

“The first incident occurred at the Taman Mawar religious school on June 20. Then three other schools were involved. What are the results of the investigations?” he asked, questioning the Environment Department(DOE).

Hassan said the situation seemed to be worsening as more schools have been affected on Monday 

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