Johor MB moots new committee to tackle floods and climate change

ISKANDAR PUTERI: Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Onn Hafiz Ghazi (pic) has proposed setting up a climate change and flood management committee.

Onn Hafiz said at the state assembly meeting here on Sunday (March 19) that the planned committee will include assemblymen from all political parties.

“I would like to express my gratitude to Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar for reminding Johoreans to practise environment-friendly habits, maintain cleanliness, and reduce pollution.

“His Majesty also reminded us that development in hilly areas must retain the original topography.

"The Sultan’s reminders are in line with the state government’s mission to look for more effective measures to address climate change.

“As such, the state government would like to suggest the formation of this committee," he said.

The Mentri Besar said the state government will bring up a motion for the committee's formation during the ongoing sitting.

“It is my hope that it will receive the support of all assemblymen in this House,” he added.

Onn Hafiz's comments were in response to questions from Liow Cai Tung (PH-Johor Jaya), Chew Chong Sin (PH-Mengkibol), Nor Rashidah Ramli (BN-Parit Raja) and Chiong Sen Sern (PH-Bukit Batu) on flood management initiatives and efforts to address climate change.

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