By Siti Rohaizah Zainal
SHAH ALAM, April 5 — The Selangor Department of Environment (DOE) has issued 619 compounds for the first quarter of this year on various offences amounting to RM1.23 million.
Its director Nor Aziah Jaafar said that the amount has increased compared to the same period last year which was RM362,000 with 181 compounds issued.
“A total of 793 premises were checked during the first quarter of this year and 321 notices were issued while 15 cases involved court action.
“The Selangor DOE remains committed to implementing checks and enforcement on industries to ensure a high level of compliance that helps reduce environmental pollution,” she said in a statement.
She added that the Selangor DOE also conducted ‘Ops Gempur’ on industries that have a high possibility to cause pollution, especially those upstream of the water intake point and also on premises that received a lot of complaints.
“Our performance for the first half of this year has shown an improvement in the numbers of enforcements taken compared to the same period last year.
“We would not compromise with any industries that violated the Environmental Quality Act 1974 and its Regulation,” she said.