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Don’t do open burning – Musa

6th April, 2016

KOTA KINABALU: The public have been urged not to do open burning to prevent the haze and the El-Nino phenomenon from worsening.

Chief Minister, Datuk Seri Musa Haji Aman said he told the directors of the Department of Environment, Malaysian Meteorological

Department and the Fire and Rescue Department to jointly tackle the problem.

“What is important is that the public must be responsible. Don’t do open burning arbitrarily. In the hot and dry weather, things, including shrubs burn easily. Don’t do open burning as it can invite trouble,” he told reporters after opening the Sabah Road Day here, yesterday.

Musa said he had requested State Secretary Tan Sri Sukarti Wakiman as State Natural Disaster Committee chairman to direct district officers as District Natural Disaster Committee chairmen to always monitor and act to deal with any problem that cropped up due to the phenomenon.

On the impact of haze on students, Musa said the related government agencies had taken steps to direct that schools be closed when the haze reached an unhealthy level.

The Chief Minister also said that the construction of all roads in Sabah in future would take into account the earthquake factor and the risks involved.

As such, he said the relevant government agencies such as the Public Works Department (JKR) would study the experience and share ideologies and technology with the countries frequently hit by earthquakes to be applied in the construction of roads in the state in future.

“That’s why we invited experts from countries frequently affected by earthquakes such as Taiwan, Japan and other countries because we wish to know the methods and technology used in these countries (for road construction),” he said.

   
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