Amirudin: Action will be taken against firm behind Sungai Selangor pollution

Amirudin: Action will be taken against firm behind Sungai Selangor pollution

SHAH ALAM: Selangor menteri besar Amirudin Shari said the state government will take action against any companies that are found guilty of the diesel contamination at Sungai Selangor, that left over a million households in the state and Kuala Lumpur without water.

Speaking to the press, Amirudin said he currently waiting for the police to complete their investigation before taking any action.

“Once I receive the report, I will take action against the company and anyone involved in the negligence,” he said.

The Sungai Tua assemblyman earlier said he did not rule out sabotage at the diesel pontoon, based on his observations.

However, Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador has already ruled out foul play.

He also said that the spill was likely due to negligence by the company hired by the Selangor government to clean up the river.

The police investigated the matter after the National Water Service Commission (SPAN) filed a report alleging sabotage behind the pollution that forced two consecutive closures of the Sungai Selangor Water Treatment Plant (WTP) Phase 1, 2 and 3, and the Rantau Panjang WTP.

Kumpulan Semesta Sdn Bhd (KSSB), a Selangor-linked sand mining firm, later confirmed that diesel spillage had occurred at one of its sites near Sungai Selangor.

The police had since arrested a pontoon manager and a worker over the pollution.

It was also said that the pontoon manager filed a report claiming that the sand mining activities to be the cause of the diesel contamination.