Landowner blocks cops, assemblyman from leaving sand-mining site in Lumut

IPOH: Villagers, police personnel, environmentalists along with Pantai Remis assemblyman Wong May Ing were "blocked" from coming out of a sand-mining site in Segari, Lumut.

“The landowner blocked the entrance and said we were trespassing. Despite trying to talk them down, they became aggressive and shouted at us..

“Two journalists who were at the site managed to leave by boats, but those remaining including Wong and the police, are still stuck here,” he told The Star when contacted on Thursday (Feb 2).

Earlier, Kuasa, and Sahabat Alam Malaysia held a press conference near the site on the destruction of the turtle landing area and proposed for the area to be gazetted as a protected area.

Noor Ismady added that company also threatened to sue them.

“Wong and the police are still talking to the company’s representatives to let us out from the site,” he said.

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