New Farm To Address Illegal Pig-Rearing In Selangor

by 5m Editor
22 July 2008, at 10:10am

MALAYSIA - Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said today the aim of the proposed high-tech pig farm in Kampung Tumbuk, Sepang was to resolve the problems of illegal pig-rearing farms scattered around the state.

In the report from Bernama, he said apart from Kampung Tumbuk there was no other area suitable for the project.

Asked on the protest by non-governmental organisations and residence associations towards the project, Abdul Khalid said, "They have the right to protest but it's not necessary that we listen to them."

The state government, however, had not decided whether to go ahead with the project, he said after launching a workshop on "Liveable Cities" here Monday.

On Sunday the Malaysian Islamic Unity Movement Organisation (PPPIM) President Datuk Zulkifli Mohamad slammed the government for the transfer of 200,000 pigs from Bukit Pelanduk, Port Dickson to Kampung Tumbuk even though the project had not started yet.

Zulkifli said with the transfer, there were now 600,000 pigs in the area and this would affect lives of about 20,000 people who had to put up with a foul odour and water pollution.

He urged the state government to discuss with the residence and obtain advice from the Department of Environment before proceeding with the project.

Zulkifli said PPPIM would submit a memorandum to the state government to object proposed farm.