KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 17, 2016:
Illegal bauxite miners should be responsible for the cleaning operation of the areas affected by pollution at Bukit Goh, Kuantan, says Utusan collective editorial Awang Selamat.
Awang was commenting on the process of cleaning the drains, roads and other affected areas managed by various departments and agencies.
“It will take a month for the cleaning operation, in line with the three-month-long imposed moratorium.
“Awang appreciates the efforts taken by several parties. However, Awang hopes that all mining firms will take the responsibility.
“It is not about disasters. The cost of the cleaning operation should be the responsibility of the miners. Don’t wash your hands off the issue,” it said in an article in Mingguan Malaysia.
Meanwhile, on an incident where a teacher was assaulted by the father of a student at Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Cina (SJKC) Pai Chee, Mersing, Awang stated that the failure of acting decisively showed the school was breeding racist ideologies.
“It is better if the father of the student as well as the principal apologise to the teacher to show that they are not racist,” it said.
In terms of the development of football sports in the country, Awang commented on enthusiasm for sponsorship by a beauty products company to sponsor Kelantan’s football team.
It noted that another team, Johor Darul Takzim (JDT), received RM50 million from Johor’s Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar and another RM50 million from his son, Tunku Ismail.
“JDT received over RM100 million, at the same time maintaining its reputation as the richest team in the Malaysian League.
“Whatever it is, Awang sees it as their commitment to the growth of JDT in terms of its achievement.”