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COMMENT | There should be no factories in river buffer zones

Kua Kia Soong

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COMMENT | The Selangor state government still does not get the seriousness of the situation. Judging from today’s newspaper reports their pathetic response to the crisis simply means there will be more water pollution of our rivers in the future. That is certain.

Instead of creating an urgent plan to ensure the removal of all factories in river buffer zones and that no factories are built in such sensitive and important zones, their solution seems to be to legalise the unlicensed factories already in place.

After the shocking and repeated water disruption to more than a million people in the Klang Valley, we would have expected the menteri besar and the environment minister to hold an urgent press conference to assure the people of Selangor that these disasters will not recur in the future.

Instead, they have relied on the Selayang Municipal Council’s...

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