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State govt still wants KAWMC relocated or closed

Last Update: 09/10/2019

SEREMBAN, Oct 9 -- The state government is insistent that Kualiti Alam Waste Management Centre (KAWMC) be relocated or shut down, said Negeri Sembilan Menteri Besar Aminuddin Harun.

Aminuddin, who is also the Negeri Sembilan Pakatan Harapan (PH) chairman, said the move was in line with Negeri Sembilan Pakatan Harapan's manifesto in the 14th General Election (GE14).

"In the manifesto during GE14 we made it clear that we will be asking the Federal Government to relocate or close the centre.

“After winning the GE14, we still hold on to that promise. But if we close the centre now, where are we going to dump the waste?

“We can’t just dump it in the river. Minister of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Yeo Bee Yin has already said that preparations for this must be made by the Federal Government, ” he told a press conference after chairing state executive council meeting here today.

He said this when asked to comment on the State Government's next course of action following a fire at the centre on Oct 2.

The fire was the second incident after the one in 2015, and the local community are worried that the air quality is highly contaminated due to chemical emissions.

Aminuddin said KAWMC was a sensitive issue and would take a while to resolve.

"It may take a while but the promise to the people will be honoured," he said.


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