Pasir Gudang pollution linked to palm oil industry, Yeo and hubby yet to sue

To date, there has been no news of any lawsuit filed by Yeo or her husband despite all the talk about wanting to get to the bottom of things. Source (pic): TTF Files

A source in the know told TTF that the pollution in Pasir Gudang is likely related to the palm oil industry and could be due to effluents discharged from refineries and fumes emanating from the chimneys of those refineries.

Yeo’s husband, Lee Yeow Seng, is heir to the IOI palm oil and properties conglomerate and owns three chemical plants in Pasir Gudang.

Three IOI subsidiaries listed in social media postings linking Lee to the pollution all deal with palm oil rather than chemicals.

On the 2nd of July 2019, TTF told Yeo to stop the talk and to get her husband act pursuant to law should the accusations hurled against him be untrue.


SUBANG JAYA: A report by the Malay Mail Online reads that the Johor government has not ruled out the possibility of securing the services of experts in the country and abroad to find a long-term solution to the air pollution issue in Pasir Gudang.

According to state Education, Human Resources, Science and Technology Committee chairman Aminolhuda Hassan, finding the best solution for all parties concerned encompassed a holistic study on and evaluation of Pasir Gudang.

“In this regard, at the level of the state government, we are looking at the priorities. We are looking at all angles so as to provide the best solution for all, the people, industrial workers, in terms of health and safety.


“The issue is still under discussion. We have yet to make decisions, but we plan to do the best. We are gathering views and proposals. Getting experts from the country and abroad for their opinions it will take time,” he said.

Meanwhile, Minister of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Yeo Bee Yin vowed to sue those behind a social media post accusing her husband’s involvement in the pollution scandal.

A source in the know told TTF that the pollution is likely related to the palm oil industry and could be due to effluents discharged from refineries and fumes emanating from the chimneys of those refineries.

Yeo’s husband, Lee Yeow Seng, is heir to the IOI palm oil and properties conglomerate and owns three chemical plants in Pasir Gudang.

Three IOI subsidiaries listed in social media postings linking Lee to the pollution all deal with palm oil rather than chemicals.

On the 2nd of July 2019, TTF told Yeo to stop the talk and to get her husband act pursuant to law should the accusations hurled against him be untrue.

But to date, there is no news of any lawsuit filed by Yeo or her husband despite all the talk about wanting to get to the bottom of things.

THE THIRD FORCE

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