SHAH ALAM (Bernama) – Some 100 residents of Sepang and Kuala Langat held a peaceful protest here yesterday against pig farming in Kampung Tumbuk and urged the state government to relocate the farm to another area.
Kampung Tumbuk Darat village head Mohamad Tarmudi Tushiran said residents were irked by the stench and waste water coming from the pig farms.
“We fear that as the number of pigs increase, the environment becomes more polluted by the smell of their faeces.
“What’s worse, the air pollution is taking a toll on the tourism industry in the beach areas of Pantai Morib and Pantai Kelanang as waste is also thrown into the water,” he told reporters after the protest.
The residents, who had assembled in front of the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Building, also presented a memorandum to the Selangor Menteri Besar’s press secretary, Radzi Razak.
The residents did not have anything against pig farming but said its location in the village was inappropriate due to the Malay majority population.
Tarmudi said besides Kampung Tumbuk Darat, other affected villages were Kampung Tumbuk Jaya, Pekan Tanjong Sepat and other neighbouring areas.
“The issue of relocating pig farms is not new, so we hope that the newly appointed Selangor Menteri Besar (Mohamed Azmin Ali) will address this problem,” he added.