Pasir Gudang pollution crisis: No need to declare emergency, says PM

JOHOR BAHRU (March 14): Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has stressed that there is no need to declare an emergency in the wake of the Pasir Gudang toxic chemical waster pollution crisis as the situation is under control.

However, he reminded all quarters to exercise extra caution in view of the crisis not being over.

“No… it has not reached that stage (where an emergency has to be declared). There is no need for any evacuation, but we must be careful.