Date of Release:
Sep 10 2012
The start of the first and specialised Environmental Court in Jalan Duta today is a beacon of hope for those who are working closely on or championing environmental issues.
Department of Environment (DoE) director-general Halimah Hassan described the formation as "very positive" and hoped more environmental cases would be heard and cleared at a faster rate.
"I hope the court will be able to create a greater deterrent for environmental criminals. This is because environmental crime is a serious matter. To assist the court, we will continue with our enforcement and operation," she said.