S'gor water cuts: MB says suspect involved in latest odour pollution incident may be familiar with enforcement schedule

SHAH ALAM: Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari admits there are certain parties who were disgruntled with the state government’s decisive actions to handle the water pollution issue.

According to Amirudin, the state’s management believes the suspect involved in the odour pollution incident in Rawang is familiar with the monitoring trends of the local authorities.

He said the odour pollution occurred upstream of Sungai Gong and this act was done outside the monitoring time schedule of the authorities.

“I believe my executive council members and I will be blamed because of the stern actions we have taken to ensure that water pollution does not occur in Selangor, ” he said at the Annex Building lobby Tuesday (Nov 10).

Amirudin said the shutdown of the four water treatment plants happened barely 24 hours after the State Legislative Assembly passed the amendments to the Water Management Board Enactment.

Commenting further, Amirudin said the state's legal advisor will send a notice to the Selangor Palace for the Selangor Sultan’s royal assent to be able to enforce the law.

He added that the state government had not utilised the drone facilities to monitor the rivers as announced in Selangor’s Budget 2021.

“Our expectation to use the drone in November will be sped up. We might make changes in the usage of the drone as we fear there will be more sabotage of our operations schedule, ” he said.

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