MCA urges Johor govt to meet Pasir Gudang victims

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  • Saturday, 20 Jul 2019

MCA deputy president Datuk Dr Mah Hang Soon

PASIR GUDANG: MCA has urged the state government to open its communication channel to victims of the Pasir Gudang air pollution.

MCA deputy president Datuk Dr Mah Hang Soon said this included organising regular dialogue sessions with the victims.

“The Sungai Kim Kim incident happened some three or four months ago but the air pollution incident keeps on repeating and this worries the people.

“Many of them were annoyed when they went to the Sultan Ismail Hospital following the second incident and saw the hospital did not have their records from the Sungai Kim Kim incident,” he said after a town hall session with the victims here yesterday.

Dr Mah said the state should also set up a fund to help the victims financially.

Pasir Gudang MCA chief Tan Tuan Peng meanwhile said their crisis relief squad would continue to assist the victims overcome the situation.

“We will help with taking them for their medical check-up as well as giving financial assistance to pa­­rents to buy school uniforms to replaced the ones that were taken away due to air pollution,” he ex­­plained.

Pasir Gudang Umno Youth chief Noor Azleen Ambros said the state was reported to have expressed its intention on July 7 to hold town hall session with the victims in a week’s time.

“However, to this day, Pasir Gudang residents are still waiting for the details of the session,” he said in a statement.

Noor Azleen said it was disappointing that such an incident recurred and demanded that the state government immediately look into organising the promised town hall meeting.

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