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Kit Siang Urged To Be More Professional In Solving People's Problems
MCA Complaints and Public Service bureau head Jason Teoh Sew Hock claimed that Lim did not defend the fate of 48 fish and clam breeders at the Tanjung Kupang waters and in fact blamed the state government for causing the fish and clams to die.
"Even though he has visited the area twice, up till now, he has not done anything except blame the state government for the reclamation and sand mining activities in the area," he told reporters here Thursday.
He also said on the second visit on Feb 24, the Gelang Patah MP only invited the Chinese press to go with him.
"He also claimed that the fishermen's income had dropped from RM10,000 a month to RM3,000 since the reclamation works began.
"The fishermen in this area have never earned that much income because they are small fishermen and can only earn about RM80 to RM150 a day," he said.
Fish and clam trader Abdullah Zaidi, who had been in the business for 11 years in Tanjung Kupang, concurred with his statement.
The death of fish resulting from the red tide phenomenon in Tanjung Kupang on Feb 12 had caused 48 fish and clam breeders in the area to suffer losses amounting to RM5.5 million.
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