Thursday, September 20, 2012

Ministry to test Bukit Koman folk for contaminants



PUTRAJAYA: The Health Ministry agrees that there is an “abnormal health issue” in Bukit Koman, according to a group campaigning against the use of cyanide in gold mining near the town.

The ministry would conduct a “patch test” on Bukit Koman residents this Monday, said Sherly Hue, who is vice-chairperson of the Ban Cyanide in Gold Mining Committee.

A patch test involves sticking a plaster on the body to check the presence of contaminants.

Hue was speaking today at a press conference following a two-hour meeting involving a delegation from her group and ministry officials.

The meeting was chaired by the director of the ministry’s Disease Control Unit, Dr Chong Chee Keong.

Residents of areas surrounding the Raub Australia Gold Mine in Bukit Koman claim that they are in ill health as a result of the use of cyanide there.

They have challenged the Department of Environment’s approval of a preliminary environmental impact assessment report by the miner, but have lost their case at the Court of Appeal.

Hue said her group was considering appointing their own experts to carry out a joint study with government experts.

“But we’ll wait for the ministry to come up with their protocol before deciding on the matter,” she said.

Hue’s committee will sit with ministry officials for another meeting next month.
http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2012/09/20/ministry-to-test-bukit-koman-folk-for-contaminants/

No comments:

About Me |简介

Kami adalah penduduk yang dilahirkan dan dibesarkan di Bukit Koman, Raub. Sememangnya, kami seharusnya dapat menikmati rahmat yang ditakdirkan, iaitu tinggal dengan aman. Namun, ketenteraman dan kesihatan penduduk tergugat apabila apabila lombong emas yang bersebelahan dengan rumah kediaman kami mengguna Sodium Cyanide dalam perlombongan. Ratusan penduduk mengadu tentang masalah kesihatan dalam tempoh 1 bulan selepas lombong emas mula beroperasi pada Febuari 2009. Kami tidak dapat lagi bertoleransi dengan ancaman ini. Untuk menjamin keselamatan ahli keluarga tersayang dan masa depan generasi kami yang akan datang, kami sanggup melakukan apa sahaja demi mempertahankan keamanan dan keselamatan kampung halaman kami. 我们是在劳勿武吉公满土生土长数十年的普通居民。本已到了知天命之年,奈何眼见挚爱的家园因为山埃的入侵,面临沦为“毒村”的致命威胁,我们决定站出来,抗战到底!为了我们爱惜的家人,为了我们的下一代,背水一战,决不妥协! Email:bancyanide@Gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BanCyanideInGoldMining