Selangor DoE issues RM1.2m compound

by SHAFIQQUL ALIFF 

THE number of compounds imposed by the Selangor Department of Environment (DoE) on premises that fail to comply with regulations in the state increased to RM1.23 million for the first quarter of 2022. 

Environment and Water Minister Datuk Seri Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man (picture) said the figure was reported to have increased compared to last year which was RM362,000 for the same period. 

He stated that it was based on key performance indicators of enforcement on industrial premises and Ops Gempur conducted by Selangor DoE. 

“The Selangor DoE’s enforcement action shows the firmness and uncompromising attitude of the industry which fails to comply with the Environmental Quality Act 1974 and the regulations under it. 

“Congratulations and thank you DoE Selangor,” he said in a statement. 

Earlier, Selangor DoE director Nor Aziah Jaafar said the compounds issued recorded the highest number of 619 compounds and 959 actions were taken compared to 321 last year. 

She said the compounds involved fines, notices of instructions, court actions as well as equipment operational detention and prohibition order, and the department will continue to increase enforcement and compliance on permanent industrial and non-industrial sources in the next quarter more strictly.