EDINBURGH: Millionaire Mohamed Al Fayed has delivered negative remarks about Bangladesh while criticizing a planning of the Scottish government.
He accused First Minister Alex Salmond of wanting to “treat Scotland like rubbish dump” blasting — “it’s not Bangladesh”.
The ex-Harrods boss spoke out in a letter to the SNP leader over a scheme to build a green energy incinerator plant.
Scottish Ministers gave the £43million plans in Inver-Gordon, Easter Ross, the go-ahead in 2010.
But the London-based tycoon, who owns a Highland estate, has waded in with a searing attack.
He said: “This is Scotland, not Bangladesh and it must not be treated like a rubbish dump.”
Bangladesh is said to be one of the world’s poorest countries, where some children rely on rubbish tips to survive.
But the First Minister has no say on giving the burner the green light.
A spokesman for the First Minister said: “Mr Salmond is not involved in planning decisions.”
BDST: 1813 HRS, MAY 28, 2012
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