Sunday, August 9, 2009

Irresponsible Government in Dealing With and Controlling the Haze Situation - (Chinese & English Text)




[政府应该知道, 烟霾到了一个程度会伤害到人们健康的。首先要考虑到的是学生们的健康,特别是小学生及青少年学生们。他们一大整天在四面通风的教室内上课,有的还要上课外的活动, 所吸进去的烟霾肯定对他们的健康具有深远的影响。]

[还有,生病的人及老年人,以及还有许多在户外工作的人等等,他们都在承受无需有烟霾的伤害。 ]



前几天我到了几个在烧芭的地点,那根本是等于无人照顾的烧芭。试想没人照顾的烧芭, 任由它烧,大风一起,失控的烧到了今天这种严重的地步。




Media Statement by Chiew Chin Sing, Chairman DAP Bintulu Branch,DAP Sarawak Deputy Chairman and Sarawak State Assemblyman for Kidurong on 7th Aug., 2009.

State Assemblyman for Kidurong, Chiew Chin Sing said that the government had not been responsible in dealing with and controlling the haze situation.

He said that the haze situation in Bintulu is getting worse and worse and it had reached the unhealthy level in the last couple of days.

This only shows that the government is not concerned. She is not concerned about the sufferings of the people.

The government ought to know that haze up to a certain level harms us. Firstly we must be concerned about the students, especially the young children in primary schools, the young boys and girls. They are exposed to the haze full time in their open class rooms and what more of the out door curricular activities again ! One thing for sure is that the haze they breath in will surely have a long term effect on their health.

Then again what about the sick and the older folks, those working outdoor and others, they are all suffering because of the haze and for nothing. And that is why the government must ensure at all time that the haze level must be at healthy level.

And that should be the target in the control of haze, healthy level. For the sake of the health of our people the government must ensure that all parts work towards the goal.

I was at the burning plantation site a couple of days ago, nobody was there to supervise the burning. Could you imagine a fire burning on itself with the wind blowing, that is why the fire had gone to such an uncontrollable and serious situation as it is today.

I believe had the government take heed on what I had said on my Twitter then ,about the fire situation on the plantation at the Suai area and took quick action, the condition could have been under controlled.

The Federal Government must also seriously work with the Indonesian government to reach a unilateral agreement to control and minimize the haze that is coming from Indonesia.

Chiew Chin Sing.

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