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Topic: Department of Environment

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MIRI (April 19): The Air Pollutant Index (API) for Miri city reached an unhealthy level early this morning, with a reading of 188 at 5 am.
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GEORGE TOWN: The National Physical Planning Council (MPFN) only advises federal or state government on development projects under the Town and Country Planning Act, says Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow.
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MIRI: The Air Pollutant Index (API) for Miri city reached an unhealthy level early this morning, with a reading of 188 at 5am.
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GEORGE TOWN: The long-awaited federal approvals for Penang’s mega projects are finally at hand, with the latest being for a plan to reclaim three islands that will give the state a land bank worth an estimated RM70bil.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Lynas has denied the assertion by Semambu assemblyman Lee Chean Chung that the rare earth plant has broken the law by storing a huge amount of scheduled waste or Neutralisation Underflow...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 18): Lynas Malaysia Sdn Bhd (Lynas) has denied the assertation made by Semambu Assemblyman Lee Chean Chung claiming that the rare earth plant had broken a law by storing a huge amo...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Lynas Malaysia Sdn Bhd (Lynas) has denied the assertion made by Semambu assemblyman Lee Chean Chung claiming that the rare earth plant had broken a law by storing huge amount of schedule...
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KUANTAN: Lynas Malaysia has rebutted Semambu assemblyman Lee Chean Chung's assertions that the rare earth materials producer has violated the law by storing large quantities of scheduled wastes on-site.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 18 — Lynas Malaysia has denied Semambu state assemblyman Lee Chean Chung’s claims that the rare earth plant had broken the law by storing large amount of scheduled waste, or Ne...
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GEORGE TOWN (April 18): A Penang Forum member questioned the professionalism of federal regulators, as the environmental study report for a highway project contained drawing errors.
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GEORGE TOWN (April 18): The detailed design for the Pan Island Link 1 (PIL 1) will need to go through a number of approval processes, including from the Public Works Department (JKR), before it coul...
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GEORGE TOWN (April 18): The proposed Penang South Reclamation (PSR) mega project has received the approval from the National Physical Planning Council (NPPC), reports said today.
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KUANTAN (April 18): Rare earth processing plant Lynas Malaysia Sdn Bhd (Lynas) (pictured) is deemed to have broken the law by storing a huge amount of scheduled wastes for long periods, Semambu assem...
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GEORGE TOWN: An official of the Penang Forum has questioned the professionalism of federal regulators who approved the environmental study report for a highway project that contained drawing errors.
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GEORGE TOWN: The Penang government has admitted to an oversight in the slope design of the Pan Island Link 1 (PIL 1) which contains up to 29 berms to fortify and protect the slopes.
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KUANTAN (April 17): Rare earth processing plant Lynas Malaysia Sdn Bhd (Lynas) is deemed to have broken the law by storing a huge amount of scheduled wastes for long periods, Semambu Assemblyman Lee C...
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KUANTAN: Rare earth processing plant Lynas Malaysia Sdn Bhd (Lynas) is deemed to have broken the law by storing a huge amount of scheduled wastes for long periods, Semambu assemblyman Lee Chean Chung ...
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LETTER | Aliran is utterly shocked and disappointed over the granting of conditional approval for the environmental impact assessment report for the proposed Pan Island Link (PIL) highway in Penang.
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PETALING JAYA: Shortsightedness and lack of coordination among agencies have led to Malaysia becoming the world’s dumping ground for plastic wastes, according to an environmentalist.
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GEORGE TOWN: The detailed design for the Pan Island Link 1 (PIL 1) will need to go through a number of approval processes, including from the Public Works Department (JKR), before it could be adopted ...
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GEORGE TOWN: The Penang government today admitted there were a few drawing errors in the environment study done on the Pan Island Link 1 (PIL1) highway, where the terracing of hill slopes appears to b...
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GEORGE TOWN (April 17): The funds for Penang’s Pan Island Link 1 (PIL1) project, which had been conditionally approved by the Department of Environment (DOE), would be well spent to effectively solv...
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GEORGE TOWN, April 17 — The drawing for Pan Island Link 1 (PIL1) in its Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report was not the actual design for the highway, Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow sa...
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MIRI: The Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) started water-bombing here yesterday to contain the stubborn peat fire affecting over 100 ha of land in Kuala Baram.
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BANTING: Villagers near Hulu Langat, Selangor, are up in arms over high pollution levels allegedly caused by a nearby lead-acid battery manufacturing plant.
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MIRI: A forest fire that has been raging at the Sarawak-Brunei border has spread to about 100ha, which is about the size of 220 football fields.
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GEORGE TOWN: Penang will go ahead with the Pan Island Link 1 (PIL 1) despite criticisms that the project was unnecessary and a waste of public funds.
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GEORGE TOWN (April 16): The funds for Penang’s Pan Island Link 1 (PIL1) project, which had been conditionally approved by the Department of Environment (DOE), would be well spent to effectively solv...
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GEORGE TOWN: The need to mitigate environmental impact is one of the main conditions that came with the approval for Penang’s Pan Island Link 1 (PIL1) project.
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GEORGE TOWN: The need to mitigate environmental impact is one of the main conditions that came with the approval for Penang’s Pan Island Link 1 (PIL1) project.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 16): Construction of the proposed Komtar-Bayan Lepas Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, part of Penang’s multi-billion ringgit Transport Master Plan (PTMP), is expected to begin n...
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IPOH (April 16): The Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah, said today development is not a licence legalising the destruction of the environment.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Construction of the proposed Komtar-Bayan Lepas Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, part of Penang’s multi-billion ringgit Transport Master Plan (PTMP), is expected to begin next year.
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MIRI: The blaze that is currently affecting over 100ha of peat soil forested areas as well as farmlands in Kuala Baram here is still going strong, causing the air quality in and around the area to det...
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The Department of Environment (DOE) has not yet received an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) from the Federal Government on the new alignment of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) Project.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 15 — The Department of Environment (DOE) has not yet received an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) from the Federal Government on the new alignment of the East Coast Rail Li...
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IPOH: The Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah (pix), said today development is not a licence legalising the destruction of the environment.
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GEORGE TOWN: The state government has disclosed a summary of the 56 conditions required by Department of Environment (DoE), in relation to Penang's upcoming PIL 1 highway project connecting Gurney Drive to the Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu expressway near the Bayan Lepas Free Trade Zone Phase IV.
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A Penang Gerakan leader has urged Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow to clarify if the SRS Consortium, the Pan Island Link 1 (PIL1) highway's project delivery partner is the project's contractor as well.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Construction of the Komtar-Bayan Lepas Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, part of Penang’s multi-billion ringgit Transport Master Plan (PTMP), is expected to begin next year.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 16): Construction of the proposed Komtar-Bayan Lepas Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, part of Penang’s multi-billion ringgit Transport Master Plan (PTMP), is expected to begin n...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Construction of the proposed Komtar-Bayan Lepas Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, part of Penang's multi-billion ringgit Transport Master Plan (PTMP), is expected to begin next year.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 16 — Construction of the proposed Komtar-Bayan Lepas Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, part of Penang’s multi-billion ringgit Transport Master Plan (PTMP), is expected to begin...
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GEORGE TOWN, April 16 — The Penang government will be transparent in the implementation of the Pan Island Link 1 (PIL1) while addressing all concerns regarding the controversial project, Chief Minis...
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THE Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) and Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) are very upset by the Penang Chief Minister’s announcement yesterday that the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for t...
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IPOH, April 16 — Perak will not tolerate those who claim to be on the side of development but cause harm to the environment, Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah said today at the opening of the second ses...
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PETALING JAYA: Petronas Chemicals Group Bhd, Petronas Gas Bhd and Petronas Dagangan Bhd have announced that the fire incident at Pengerang Integrated Complex (PIC), Johor, has no financial or operational impact on its current businesses.
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GEORGE TOWN: The Pan Island Link 1 (PIL 1) has been given the green light and is expected to start in July next year to help disperse traffic in Penang.
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LETTER | The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) and Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) are very upset by the announcement by Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow today that the Environmental Impact Asse...
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PETALING JAYA: The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) and Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) are upset by that the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the Pan-Island Link (PIL) has been approved ...
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GEORGE TOWN: Penang has received approval for the commencement of the Pan Island Link 1 (PIL 1) highway after the Department of Environment approved the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) for the pro...
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GEORGE TOWN: An environmental group has voiced outrage over news that a highway project tunnelling through the hill ranges of Penang island is likely to continue despite its warnings and objections ov...
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GEORGE TOWN: A proposed highway tunnelling through the hill ranges of Penang island has been given the green light by federal environmental regulators.
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GEORGE TOWN, April 15 — The Department of Environment (DoE) has approved the environmental impact assessment (EIA) report for the state’s proposed Pan Island Link 1 (PIL1), a highway under its amb...
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PENGERANG: There was no gas leak after an explosion and fire at the Pengerang Integrated Complex, said Johor International Trade, Investment and Utility Committee chairman Jimmy Puah Wee Tse.
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PENGERANG • Two men were injured after a fire and explosion occurred early yesterday morning at an oil refinery being developed by Malaysian national oil firm Petronas in Johor.
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PENGERANG, April 12 — Residents staying nearby Petroliam Nasional Bhd’s (Petronas) Pengerang Integrated Complex (PIC) here have been told to stay calm following the explosion and fire that broke o...
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LETTER | We, the undersigned NGOs and concerned individuals call on the Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad and his cabinet, especially the Minister for Environment, Science, Technology and Climate Cha...
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IPOH, April 10 — The Perak government has formed a task force to investigate arsenic poisoning in Sungai Rui, Gerik that has raised cancer fears among residents.
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SAHABAT Alam Malaysia (SAM) is concerned about the recent arsenic pollution in Sungai Rui in Gerik, Perak, as not only is it affecting the water quality and the marine ecosystem but the lives of human...
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A Penangite forwarded me this Exclusive news from thestar.com.my and asked if it’s now the best time to buy Penang properties since the PIL and LRT will start in June 2020.
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GEORGE TOWN (April 8): The light rail transit (LRT) line and the Pan Island Link 1 (PIL 1) have been scheduled to begin in June next year.
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EXCLUSIVE:GEORGE TOWN: Construction on the RM9bil light rail transit (LRT) line and the RM9.6bil Pan Island Link 1 (PIL 1) are scheduled to start in June next year.
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PASIR GUDANG: A total of 70 police reports have been filed by the affected families of the Sungai Kim Kim hazardous gas pollution.
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JOHOR BARU, April 6 — An action committee, formed to look into the compensation issues of the Sungai Kim Kim victims, is considering to initiate a civil suit against the Johor government, including ...
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JOHOR BAHRU (April 5): The Johor State Government is looking to enhance periodic checks on all palm oil mills operating along the rivers in the State to ensure that the waste disposal methods of these...
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JOHOR BARU, April 5 — The Johor state government is looking to enhance periodic checks on all palm oil mills operating along the rivers across the state to ensure that the waste disposal these parti...
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PETALING JAYA: The chairman of a parliamentary caucus to monitor Lynas Malaysia’s operations in Pahang has defended the no-show by his colleagues for a briefing on the plant’s operation, saying th...
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MP SPEAKS | I refer to the statements by Entrepreneur Development Minister Mohd Redzuan Md Yusof and Lynas in reference to the Parliamentary Caucus to Monitor Lynas Committee members' decisions not to...
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IPOH, April 5 — The Department of Environment (DOE) must act against those responsible for introducing poisonous arsenic into Sungai Rui in Hulu Perak, environmental groups said today.
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PETALING JAYA: A PAS MP has urged Cabinet members to stop quarrelling over the Lynas issue and to instead work on finding a solution based on facts and scientific data.
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JOHOR BARU, April 4 — The Johor Director of the Department of Environment (DOE), Datuk Mohammad Ezanni Mat Salleh has been transferred to the Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and...
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IPOH: The Perak state government will continue to monitor the water quality at Sungai Rui in Gerik which is believed to be contaminated with arsenic.
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KUANTAN (April 4): For nearly two years, the 4,000-odd  residents in the Balok area have been putting up with a foul smell and smoke fumes from an illegal dumpsite.
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SEREMBAN, April 4 — The logging activities at the Gunung Tampin Forest Reserve are to make way for the construction of the 500kV transmission line project from the Alor Gajah power plant in Melaka t...
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KLUANG (April 3): A total of RM3.15 million has been set aside by the federal government to ensure that the leachate overflow into the Ulu Benut river, which affected 75,000 residents in Simpang R...
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RANTAU: A Johor MP has urged authorities to stop the construction of two more golf courses on a mangrove reserve in the state, following the recent revelation that a golf resort which opened its doors...
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PETALING JAYA: The formation of the Toxic Waste Management and Scheduled Waste National Committee – announced by the Department of Environment (DOE) last weekend – is timely, says Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 1): The government is conducting a study on streamlining the enforcement of traffic laws across multiple agencies into one, said Transport Minister Anthony Loke.
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JOHOR BAHRU: A National Scheduled Toxic Waste Management Committee is to be established by the government to draft standard operating procedures for chemical pollution disasters, Bernama reported.
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JOHOR BARU, March 31 — Students, teachers and school staff around Pasir Gudang who are still traumatised by the chemical contamination incident at Sungai Kim Kim, earlier this month, will be provide...
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GERIK: The cause of murky water at Sungai Korbu in Sungai Siput will be referred to the Department of Environment (DoE) and investigated, says state executive councillor Dr Abdul Aziz Bari.
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GRIK: The state government will investigate claims that the construction of a mini hydro-electric dam in Pos Kuak, Sungai Siput, is the cause of water being murky downstream.
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GEORGE TOWN: A company conducting reclamation off the waters of Tanjung Pinang and Gurney Drive has denied claims by a group of fishermen who accused it of dumping mud waste in the waters of Penang.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Polluters will soon be subject to heavier penalties under a new legislation that will be drawn up by Department of Environment (DoE). The new legislation, to replace the Environmental Q...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The government will no longer consider approval for Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) on all Ramsar sites to ensure the sustainability of these wetlands, the Dewan Rakyat was told toda...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The government will no longer consider approval for environmental impact assessments (EIA) on Ramsar sites, to ensure the sustainability of these wetlands, the Dewan Rakyat was told toda...
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PUTRAJAYA (March 27): The solid waste disposal operations at the CEP 1 Estate Sanitary Landfill in Simpang Renggam, Johor, was terminated yesterday, following reports of leachate overflow into a nearb...
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KOTA KINABALU: Green groups here have urged the authorities in Sabah to carry out frequent and surprise checks to ensure waste is disposed of in a systematic manner after the recent river contaminatio...
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PUTRAJAYA (March 26): The solid waste disposal operations at the CEP 1 Estate Sanitary Landfill in Simpang Renggam, Johor, will be terminated from today, following reports of leachate overflow into a ...
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SHAH ALAM: A total of 51 factories are still operating illegally despite a crackdown by the Selangor government.
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SHAH ALAM, March 25 — The state Local Government, Public Transport and New Village Development Committee chairman Ng Sze Han today said that cutting off electricity and water supply to illegal plast...
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JOHOR BARU: Two directors and a lorry driver of a used tyre-processing company were charged in the Sessions Court here over the chemical dumping incident at Sungai Kim Kim in Pasir Gudang.
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For the next month or so, ministers, politicians, enforcement agencies, NGOs and research organisations will probably talk like heroes about pollution and the need to control it.
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WHAT a relief to hear that the toxic waste incident at Sungai Kim Kim, Johor, is under control now.
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BUKIT MERTAJAM (Penang) • From the north to the south of Peninsular Malaysia, there seems to be no end to the discovery of illegal dump sites.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Shah Alam recorded an unhealthy Air Pollutant Index (API) reading of 107 until 12 noon today.
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SHAH ALAM, March 20 — Selangor state lawmaker Hee Loy Sian hopes ethnic Chinese who observe the tomb cleaning practices will refrain from open burning during the coming Qing Ming season.
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LETTER | For the next month or so, ministers, politicians, enforcement agencies, NGOs and other research organisations will probably talk like heroes about pollution and the need to control it.