The Selangor state government has described the incidents of water pollution which caused water supply disruption to Klang Valley residents as deliberate attempts to tarnish the image of the administration.
Selangor Mentri Besar, Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari said the state government would not give up enforcement on groups who caused much hardship to the people.
“In the latest pollution case on Tuesday, the premises suspected as the location of chemical waste dumping was believed to have rented two weeks ago. I am confident this is a deliberate action by quarters out to smear the image of the state government.
“And I am calling on all enforcement authorities, including police, to cooperate as the power of the state government is limited,” he said when asked to comment on the action of the administration against the factory which was found polluting river in Selangor.
Apart from that, Amirudin said the state government would also be taking several factory owners to court over polluting various sources of water.
“For example, a factory in Kundang, Rawang which is owned by an association chairman has been charged in court for committing pollution. If it was carried out by an unlicensed factory, we will order it to be closed as happened to a factory in Sungai Gong,” he said.
Selangor and Klang Valley experienced a series of water supply disruptions this year due to river pollution, with the latest incident on Tuesday in which the people vented their anger through social media.