Perak MB says no approval given for Segari projects

Perak MB Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu said that so far, the state government had only received proposals for the projects but had not made any decisions on them. — Picture by Farhan Najib
Perak MB Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu said that so far, the state government had only received proposals for the projects but had not made any decisions on them. — Picture by Farhan Najib

IPOH, April  13 ― The Perak government  has not given any approval for a wharf  or factory project in Segari, Lumut.

Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu said that so far, the state government had only received proposals for the projects but had not made any decisions on them.

“The private sector is keen on these projects  but they are only proposals. The state government has not been briefed on them and will get the relevant departments to do so.

“Nevertheless, any decision we make will take into account the people’s interest first while preserving  the environment, including the  Turtle Sanctuary which is located in Segari,” he told the media after opening  the Stemwawe @ Perak event, at Movie Animation Park Studio (MAPS), Meru here today.

The event aims to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education

He was asked whether the wharf project and the factory for producing liquefied natural gas near the turtle sanctuary would be revived after being delayed several years.

There have been claims that the livelihood of local fishermen and the turtle population there would be affected if the projects were allowed to go ahead.

On arsenic contamination of Sungai Rui in  Gerik, he said the situation was being handled by the authorities and urged all parties including the local residents to give their full cooperation to keep the river clean. 

On other  developments,  Ahmad Faizal announced that Institut Darul Ridzuan (IDR) was sealed last night to due to alleged abuse of power and misappropriation by the previous management the last several years.

He said the new board of IDR which he chairs held a meeting last night and decided to lodge a police report on the matter and seal the premises. ― Bernama