Musang King durian planting project in Gunung Inas must be stopped

BALING: The Musang King durian planting project in Gunung Inas here which is alleged to be one of the causes of floods and water surge phenomena that hit several villages in the district yesterday afternoon must be stopped.

Baling member of parliament Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim said he had previously submitted a memorandum objecting to the project to Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor.

"The memorandum was signed by 900 residents, who have protested against the project many times.

"This project was approved by the state government earlier. This issue has been ongoing, not just for one month but for many years," he said when met after visiting the area affected by the floods and water surge phenomenon at Kampung Iboi here today.

He also expressed his sadness over the incident which killed three people aged between 14 and 53, including a woman who was four months into her pregnancy.

"I said in Parliament six months ago that we need RM300 million to resolve the flood issue in Baling, I have repeatedly appealed, including to the Environment and Water Ministry, and now something terrible happens," he said.

Meanwhile, Sanusi at a press conference today said the allegation that the Musang King durian planting project in Gunung Inas was the cause of the incident has not been confirmed. – BERNAMA

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