Complaints about haze get Dr Chan hot under the collar

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Sunday, August 9th, 2009

Complaints about haze get Dr Chan hot under the collar
By Lucas Jalong Bato

MIRI: The state Disaster Relief Committee chairman Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Dr George Chan Hong Nam who apparently lost his cool over incessant public complaints about the worsening smoke haze here took a swipe at armchair critics who had done nothing to make the situation better.

We dont have to listen to every complaint because the government is doing its best to tackle the problem and here you have people who complain about a little inconvenience.

We have our men on the ground almost around the clock. Firemen, officers from the Natural Resources and Environment Board (NREB), soldiers from the 20th Battalion Royal Malay Regiment, General Operations Force personnel, Civil Defence Department (JPA3) personnel and regular policemen are on the frontline battling the fire, he said.

At least the public should appreciate the efforts of these men who have toiled for hours and hours under the hot sun trying to put out the fires which spread out of control from open fires started by some irresponsible people.

It was reported that a total of 169 personnel were involved in Ops Jerebu a day earlier in Tudan, Permyjaya, Senadin and even around the Asean Bridge at Kuala Baram.

He was responding to a call made by thesundaypost yesterday regarding a complaint posted on opposition leader Lim Kit Siangs blog. The complaint was made by a local Curtin University student.

Among other things, the student (went by the name of Kit) said Curtin students have not been able to sleep at night because of the smoke haze.

He said they have nowhere to complain about the matter, to which Chan said they can always contact him and even the media.

He was not particularly happy that this particular student had complained to the opposition.

We are doing our best under the circumstances. Open burning by some irresponsible persons is the root cause of the problem. Dont put the blame and the responsibility squarely on the government, said Dr Chan.

At the end of the telephone interview, he said that later in the evening he would visit Curtin and surrounding areas affected by the haze.

Wahlau, people complaints to the opposition, this idiot is unhappy… There are reasons why people complaints to the opposition. Why complaints to the government if there are no solutions and if they are really doing their jobs… Unlike certain MPs who are seen doing lots of publicity stunts in the newspaper by appearing at the sites and have their photos taken by the reporters to show their concern and that they are doing the jobs.
To YB Lee… don’t deploy this tactic again, voters are not that stupid…

The people are complaining. He better do his job if he doesn’t want to lose it come next election.

Idiot. come next state election and see the people throw you SUPP out to political oblivion like what happened to MCA and Gerakan. Yes we appreciate the men who have toiled for hours and hours under the hot sun trying to put out the fires but we do not appreciate arrogant politician like you. You call it a little incovenience. You think everyone has the luxury of living in a fully air-conditioned house like you? Also, we have every right to put the blame and responsibility to squarely on the govt who allowed plantation and housing developments on peat land without any consideration of the impact on the environment.

haha SUPP…haze haze

hope will have a big rain !

Haha, well said, relaxjack… these politicians have been living a luxury life… every corner of their hpuse have air-conditioner and air-filter… so, no need to worry.
Can’t even accept criticism… only know how to accept the goodies… :twisted:

Lol…there is nothing wrong to complain to the opposition…haha…Dr. Chan, next election SUPP is going down if you give these type of comments in public…ROFL =P

Spoiled fat brat…

If the goverment officer go arround everyday to check. Than don’t have any ppl to do open burning or can put out the fire before it spread. I think most of them just sleep lah.

Well yea… i prefer people that are doing their best and not just for publicity… One should not do good deed just to get their faces printed on the paper… Personally… to me… i appreciate those who are doing the physical jobs for us under this hot weather than some people… to gain our trust, they’ll have to do better for us… Well , not all is bad thou so… really thankful to those that had work hard to give us a better day… no offence… just some of my thought here… :oops:

yea they go around everyday… but not to site… but to----

KO-Pi-TiAM and talk c*ck sing song…

yea they go around everyday… but not to site… but to----

KO-Pi-TiAM and talk c*ck sing song…[/quote]

Yeah. U r true. hahaha

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where got rain oh!!!

yea they go around everyday… but not to site… but to----

KO-Pi-TiAM and talk c*ck sing song…[/quote]

hahahaha LOLL :lol:

our Chan Ko is very responsible leader, he went to Bekalan during the heli crash last time but did not manage to rescue intime instead adopt one poor ulu girl as daugther. He aslo went around to Curtin to ask if you are suffering eventhough he could not help much.

adopt? mean responsible? go curtin ask student/ppl mean responsible? juz a “detour” to cover some of naive ppl eye lolXD…those “millionaire” adopt 1 girl said he is responsible n kind…gush…think again >.< he can do better than that if he is really responsible leader,that’s all.

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why not bring in helicopters and planes like other countries.

2 to 3 days finished

I saw on TV this morning in the program Malaysia Hari Ini, it is reported that the ‘pembenihan awan’ is scheduled to be done today.