TTF: Phee Boon Poh is lying (refer news item below). TTF will expose the truth behind this lie later today, or at the very least, in the wee hours of the morning tomorrow.
GEORGE TOWN: A Penang Exco member has told Penanti assemblyman Norlela Ariffin to reveal a letter by the Seberang Perai Municipal Council which stated the illegal factory processing carbon filter in Kampung Sungai Lembu will be demolished.
State Environment, Welfare and Caring Society Committee chairman Phee Boon Poh said the Penang government lawmaker should do so since she claims to have it.
He said he was unaware of such letter as the document was addressed to her and not him.
“If there is a letter, she should reveal the letter,” he said when asked about the matter today in a press conference with Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng.
He was asked about Norlela who claimed the Council had notified her in a letter that the factory will be demolished in a Facebook post.
She also defended herself for raising the issue as she was discharging her duties as an elected representative by highlighting the concerns of the people.
“Any complaints I raised is on behalf of the people,” she said in her post on Wednesday.
Over the past few days this week, the state has declassified documents relating to the factory which has been operating without a license for more than 10 years.
One of the documents is minutes of a Council meeting where it was recorded the Department of Environment (DoE) found no pollution in 2015.
Also distributed to the media was the finding of a 2015 Health Department study which found whether the illegal factory was a risk factor for cancer to be inconclusive.
The illegal factory is in the spotlight after several federal agencies led by the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) raided the factory earlier this month.
Phee and two senior management persons of the factory were subsequently detained but have been released after the Penang High Court found the remand order to be invalid.
Lim meanwhile said it was important the matter was explained properly to the residents there.
“I mean we want to go directly to the villagers,” he said.
Source: Malaysia Digest