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Dewan Rakyat declares state of emergency over Pasir Gudang chemical spill

Dewan Rakyat declares state of emergency over Pasir Gudang chemical spill

KUALA LUMPUR: The Dewan Rakyat has approved an emergency motion for the federal government to declare a state of emergency following the chemical dumping incident in Sungai Kim Kim in Pasir Gudang, Johor.

Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof accepted the motion, which was tabled by Pasir Gudang MP Hassan Abdul Karim under Standing Order 18 (1).

“As the Speaker, I am satisfied that the motion meets with all of the requirements – that it is a specific matter, of public interest, and urgent.

“I will allow the motion to be debated at 4.30pm for a period of 60 minutes,” he said.

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