Memorandum Opposes Pig Farm Project

by 5m Editor
25 August 2008, at 9:05am

MALAYSIA - A memorandum opposing a proposed RM100mil pig farm project in Sepang has been sent to Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim and Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah.

The Malaysian Muslim Solidarity Movement (PPPIM) and the National Malay Unity Council, Malaysia (MMKMM) would also brief several Members of Parliament tomorrow on their reasons for wanting the 404.7ha pig-farming initiative shifted to another location.

“This is about the location and the danger to health and the environment, not a racial issue,” PPPIM chairman Datuk Zulkifli Mohamad said at a press conference here yesterday.

“Even if it's a hi-tech pig farm, there is no guarantee that there is no danger to health,” he added.

According to The Star, Zulkifli said he would meet with Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Nazri Abd Aziz who would introduce him to other Members of Parliament.

He added that the memorandum would also be sent to all Muslim Members of Parliament for their views and comments.

Zulfikli also revealed that two Muslim-interest NGOs had organised a panel of eight lawyers led by Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahman to look into getting a court injunction to order all pig farmers in Sepang and Kuala Langat to move the hi-tech pig farm project to another location, preferably on an island.

According to Zulkifli, 50,000 residents in 17 villages in the Kuala Langat area would be affected if the state government went ahead and approved the project.

He said even pig farming in Germany was done far away from residential areas.

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