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BNBBC Stands on Pig Farm Project

by 5m Editor
26 August 2008, at 8:58am

MALAYSIA - Maintenance of racial unity is to be considered key when the Barisan Nasional Backbenchers' Club (BNBBC) makes its stand on the proposed integrated pig farm in Sepang.


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"This project is right in the middle of 17 or 18 Malay villages. Even with the current operations, there are already 600,000 pigs being reared. There are more pigs than people in the area."
Datuk Zulkifli Mohamad, Malaysian Muslim Solidarity Movement (PPPIM)

BNBBC deputy chairman Datuk Bung Moktar Radin said no community would be violated.

Bung made this statement after receiving a memorandum protesting against the RM100 million project, which is planned for implementation on a 400ha site by the Selangor government.

The memorandum was presented to Bung by Datuk Zulkifli Mohamad on behalf of the Malaysian Muslim Solidarity Movement (PPPIM).

Bung said the BNBBC might consider raising a motion to debate the issue in Parliament.

Zulkifli said the memorandum was also presented to Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim on Aug 6 and to the Sultan of Selangor on Aug 20.

"We have yet to receive a reply from the MB's office. We are not against the project. What we want is for the project, along with current pig farm operations, to be relocated to a more suitable location.

"This project is right in the middle of 17 or 18 Malay villages. Even with the current operations, there are already 600,000 pigs being reared. There are more pigs than people in the area.

"We are proposing that the farm be relocated to an island, such as Pulau Ketam or even Pulau Babi," he said, referring to the former name of Pulau Besar, off the coast of Mersing, Johor.

Zulkifli said their lawyers were studying the possibility of taking the case to court.

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