Malaysia: Resident Claims Illegal Dredging at Sungai Bengkoka
Masdo Dakolah, the protem chairman of Kumpulan Nelayan Kecil Persisiran Pantai dan Sungai Daerah Pitas, has alleged that a non-Sabahan company is carrying out illegal sand dredging activities along Sungai Bengkoka.
He claimed that the company started dredging sand from the mentioned area on December 5, reports theborneopost.com.
“I went to speak to the manager of the company on December 6 to ask him if he had the approval to dredge sand from the area and he said ‘yes’. But to my knowledge, there is no such approval because I am the one who had applied to the government to implement a river deepening and sand dredging project there,” said Masdo.
He added that he went and lodged a police report on the same day so investigation can be carried out on the matter.
Dredging Today Staff, December 30, 2012