Sultan of Johor decrees stiff action on those caught polluting rivers

Halim Said

JOHOR BARU: The Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar today decreed for the state government to impose stiffer action against those caught polluting rivers.

In a posting on the Official Sultan Ibrahim Facebook account, the ruler said he was concerned and expressed regret over the irresponsible dumping of trash into Sungai Tebrau here.

The ruler conducted a spot check at Sungai Tebrau today, and spent about 45 minutes inspecting the river on an air boat.

Accompanying him on another air boat was Tunku Panglima Johor Tunku Abdul Rahman Sultan Ibrahim.

A video of the boat ride along Sungai Tebrau was posted on the Facebook page, which showed rubbish bags floating in certain areas and effluent in other parts of the river.