The Negeri Sembilan government is offering an RM10,000 reward for information which results in the arrest of anyone involved in illegal dumping of chemical waste, said Menteri Besar Aminuddin Harun.
He said this was part of efforts to check illegal dumping of waste, which affected Sungai Anak Air Garam and a tributary of Sungai Belihoi last year.
"The government is offering an RM10,000 incentive to anyone who provides information leading to the arrest of those involved in dumping chemical waste in river and pond areas," he told reporters after officiating the Negeri Sembilan state government gathering in Seremban today.
He said the state government spent about RM300,000 to clean up the chemical waste which flowed into Sungai Anak Air Garam and the Sungai Belihoi tributary although the incidents did not cause pollution of catchment areas.
Also present were Public Service director-general Mohd Khairul Adib Abd Rahman and state secretary Razali Abdul Malik.
On Visit Malaysia 2020, Aminuddin said the government was increasing the number of activities for attracting tourists to the state this year.
"We are planning to launch sports tourism by making rugby one of the activities to pull visitors to Negeri Sembilan,” he said.
He said it made sense to use rugby tournaments to attract tourists as Negeri Sembilan has many well-known rugby players.