Johor government to meet Pengerang residents over Rapid
MUAR, Aug 21 — The Johor government will hold a meeting with about 2,000 residents of Pengerang, whose land was acquired for the construction of a Petronas Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (Rapid) complex.
Mentri Besar Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman (picture) said during the meeting to be held early next month, the government would brief the residents on the relevant National Land Code provisions.
“They will have an opportunity to hear evaluations from the side of the authorities, which they have a right to,” he told reporters at his Aidilfitri open house at Sungai Mati, Ledang today.
The event was attended by about 20,000 guests, including MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek, and state assemblymen.
According to Abdul Ghani, the residents had positively acknowledged the RM60 billion project that would be fully operational in 2017.
Meanwhile, the mentri besar urged Muslims in the state to maintain the Aidilfitri open house culture to prove that unity and harmony existed among the various communities. — Bernama