GEORGE TOWN: Penanti assemblyman Dr Norlela Ariffin today questioned the state government on why it left out much information on the Sungai Lembu illegal factory.
In a Facebook posting, Norlela said her name was mentioned as if she had done wrong for questioning the DAP-led state government.
This was during the oral question sessions at the State Legislative Assembly sitting on May 2017, and at the District Action Meeting 2017, after receiving an 18-page petition signed by 168 residents of Sungai Lembu.
“An elected representative’s duty is to question on behalf of the people and I have raised all complaints for my constituents including one about a legal factory in Seberang Perai Tengah which the residents complained was emitting a foul odour,” she said in her post.
MACC and several other agencies raided the factory after numerous complaints from nearby residents on the pollution caused by the smoke fumes emitted from the 31 open sawdust burning pits at the site.
On Tuesday, the state government released a Seberang Perai Municipal Council’s (MPSP) meeting minutes dated May 6, 2015 in an effort to show that the state government had taken action against the illegal factory in