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JOHOR BARU: The second cas of chemical pollution in Pasir Gudang reflects the weaknesses of state and Federal Government agencies in carrying out enforcement, says Johor PAS.
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PASIR GUDANG: The authorities have narrowed down to 30 chemical factories that may have caused the second air pollution in the district and the order is out to find the main polluter.
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PASIR GUDANG, June 24 — The latest air pollution episode that has sickened dozens of people is not linked to the previous pollution of Sungai Kim Kim, Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Dr Sahruddin Jamal sai...
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PUTRAJAYA: The recent incident in which schoolchildren in Pasir Gudang, Johor suffered breathing difficulties, was due to chemical waste from Sungai Kim Kim, said Housing and Local Government Minister...
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PASIR GUDANG: The authorities have narrowed down to 30 chemical factories that may have caused the air pollution in the district here.
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PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): The recent pollution which caused schoolchildren in Pasir Gudang, Johor, to suffer breathing difficulty and vomiting was due to chemical waste from Sungai Kim Kim, says Zuraida Kamaruddin.
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PUTRAJAYA, June 24 — The recent incident in which schoolchildren in Pasir Gudang, Johor suffered breathing difficulties, was due to chemical waste from Sungai Kim Kim, said Housing and Local Governm...
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KUANTAN: A report has been lodged with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) alleging abuse of power by the Environment Department (DoE) in approving Lynas' waste storage.
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Semambu assemblyperson Lee Chean Chung has lodged a report with the MAC against the Department of Environment (DOE) for allowing Lynas to accumulate its Neutralisation Underflow Residue (NUF) waste be...
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JOHOR BARU: The state government should be transparent and there should be no cover-ups with regards to the chemical pollution in Pasir Gudang.
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JOHOR BARU: The Department of Environment will beef up its monitoring of an illegal dumpsite in Pasir Gudang today, to aid its investigations into the actual cause of the breathing difficulties experi...
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The Department of Environment will beef up its monitoring of an illegal dumpsite in Pasir Gudang tomorrow, to aid its investigations into the actual cause of the breathing difficulties experienced by ...
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JOHOR BAHRU: The Department of Environment will beef up its monitoring of an illegal dumpsite in Pasir Gudang tomorrow to aid its investigations into the actual cause of the breathing difficulties exp...
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JOHOR BARU, June 23 — The Department of Environment will beef up its monitoring of an illegal dumpsite in Pasir Gudang tomorrow, to aid its investigations into the actual cause of the breathing di...
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JOHOR BAHRU: Fourteen more schools in Pasir Gudang will close for four days starting tomorrow.
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JOHOR BARU: Fourteen more schools in Pasir Gudang will close for four days starting tomorrow.
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JOHOR BARU, June 23 — Fourteen more schools in Pasir Gudang will close for four days starting tomorrow.
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PASIR GUDANG: The state government has activated a scientific committee to carry out investigations and identify the main cause of the latest air pollution incident.
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GEORGE TOWN: The state will rope in other agencies to look into ways to strengthen anti-dumping laws that include higher penalties against offenders.
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PASIR GUDANG • The Johor government has ruled out a repeat of the Sungai Kim Kim incident after 15 individuals - including 13 students - were admitted to hospital following breathing difficulties an...
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JOHOR BAHRU (June 21): The Department of Environment (DOE) has started investigations into chemical, gas and petroleum factories in Pasir Gudang today, following yesterday’s incident in which 15 sch...
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JOHOR BARU: Six of the 15 victims who were treated at the Sultan Ismail Hospital here, after experiencing symptoms of vomiting and shortness of breath believed to be caused by air pollution yesterday,...
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PASIR GUDANG - The Johor government has ruled out a repeat of the Sungai Kim Kim incident after 15 individuals, including 13 students, were admitted to hospital following breathing and vomiting diffi...
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GEORGE TOWN: The Kedah government today said federal and state authorities have sealed 30 illegal recycling factories in Sungai Petani for licensing and environmental law violations, following concern...
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PASIR GUDANG (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The Johor government has ruled out a repeat of the Sungai Kim Kim incident after 15 individuals - including 13 students - were admitted to hospital followi...
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PASIR GUDANG, June 21 — The latest suspected pollution case in Pasir Gudang that sent 15 students to hospital appears unrelated to the toxic fumes that emanated from Sungai Kim Kim three months ago,...
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PASIR GUDANG: The Johor government has ruled out a repeat of the Sungai Kim Kim incident after 15 individuals, including 13 students, were admitted to hospital following breathing and vomiting difficulties.
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JOHOR BARU, June 21 — Authorities will investigate if liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) fumes has made 15 students sick in Pasir Gudang, despite tests showing normal air quality, a state executive counc...
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GEORGE TOWN, June 20 — The RM2,000 fine imposed on a landowner for illegal dumping was a mere slap on the wrist compared to the environmental damage and the dangers it caused, Sahabat Alam Malaysia ...
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GEORGE TOWN: The Magistrate’s Court today slapped a maximum fine of RM2,000 on a landowner, three months after hundreds of bags of waste from China was discovered in a 6ha site on an oil palm estate...
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GEORGE TOWN (June 20): The state government may review “the scale of the Penang South Reclamation (PSR)” project if there is funding from Putrajaya for the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP), The...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 19): Horrible smells, unhygienic environment and health problems – those are the ills borne by residents of Kinrara Mas Apartment in Bukit Jalil as “a neighbouring piece of land...
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PETALING JAYA: Residents staying near the industrial areas in Sungai Petani have objected to the operations of plastic waste recycling factories including illegal recycling plants.
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GEORGE TOWN: The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) has received over 3,000 signatures protesting the air quality in Sungai Petani and the larger Kuala Muda district in Kedah which they attribut...
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KOTA BARU: The Kelantan government appreciates the statement issued by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail (pix) confirming the death of individuals from Batek tribe in Kuala Koh...
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PETALING JAYA: More efforts should be made to find out the cause of the mysterious illness plaguing the Orang Asli of Kuala Koh, says Eco World Foundation chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye.
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LETTER | Recently, the general manager of Lynas, Ismail Bahari, announced that its wastes can be used as a fertiliser or soil conditioner (Condisoil).
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SEREMBAN: Negri Sembilan recorded a total of eight fatal accidents during the “Op Selamat 15”, held in conjunction with Aidilfitri celebration this year, compared to 14 cases reported last year.
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LETTER | The Pakatan Harapan government’s 2018 Executive Review Committee found Lynas Malaysia’s operations are low-risk, compliant with relevant regulations and that residue storage facilities ar...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 12): An environmental group based in Sungai Petani, Kedah has claimed that the air pollution levels in many parts of town and in Kuala Muda district are at “very unhealthy” leve...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Deputy Minister of Water, Land and Natural Resources Tengku Zulpuri Shah Raja Puji today said that it was impossible for the Kelantan state government to be unaware that there was an iro...
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 12 — Deputy Minister of Water, Land and Natural Resources Tengku Zulpuri Shah Raja Puji today said that it was impossible for the Kelantan state government to be unaware that ther...
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SUNGAI PETANI: An environmental group here claims the air pollution levels in many parts of town as well as the larger Kuala Muda district have reached “very unhealthy” levels despite official num...
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PUTRAJAYA (June 11): The actual cause of death among the Orang Asli community in Kampung Kuala Koh in Kelantan will be known soon after the serology and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests have been...
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KUANTAN (June 11): The Pahang state government is tracking down the owner of premises in Karak, Bentong, where illegal plastic waste separation operations are believed to have been undertaken.
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PETALING JAYA: Tighter checks will be carried out on containers across all ports to ensure that no banned plastic waste enters the country.
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GEORGE TOWN: The Department of Environment (DoE) needs to step up its actions in the face of challenges from climate change and the smuggling in of waste from developed and neighbouring nations.
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PETALING JAYA: An assemblyman has urged the Selangor government not to be lenient with factories which misuse their licences to process items they are not supposed to.
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PETALING JAYA: Environmentalists have urged the Department of Environment (DoE) to work closely with local authorities to better monitor environmental issues in any given area.
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KUALA LUMPUR: It was paradise until a nearby landfill made it stink to high heaven.
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I COULDN’T agree more with Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin.
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PETALING JAYA: Any future development involving forest and wildlife habitats will require a Wildlife Assessment Impact Report under a proposal by Perhilitan.
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KUALA LANGAT: About 50 villagers at Sri Cheeding here held a peaceful protest in front of an aluminium smelting factory, demanding that it be closed for allegedly discharging toxic fumes.
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THE government’s decision to send imported plastic waste back to countries of origin is commendable and should be supported (“DOE gets tough on e-waste”, The Star, May 30; online at bit.ly/star_...
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KUALA LANGAT: Residents in Sri Cheeding near here are up in arms over a smelting factory which they alleged is discharging toxic fumes.
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KUALA LANGAT: Residents in Sri Cheeding near here are up in arms against an aluminium smelting factory that they allege is discharging toxic fumes.
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MAY 31 — The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) and Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) refer to Lynas’s announcement in the press (the Sun, May 29, 2019) by Professor Ismail Bahari, the General Man...
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PETALING JAYA • The Malaysian government wants to make it mandatory for consumers to send certain unwanted electrical and electronic items to places licensed to handle e-waste.
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SHAH ALAM (May 30): Malaysia allows the import of used plastics for recycling only and not for dumping in the country, said Selangor Department of Environment (DoE) director Shafee Yasir.
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PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The Malaysian government wants to make it mandatory for consumers to send certain unwanted electrical and electronic items to places licensed to handle e-w...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 30 — Putrajaya plans to make it mandatory for unwanted electrical and electronic items to be sent to places licensed to handle e-waste, The Star reported today.
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SHAH ALAM: Malaysia allows the import of used plastics for recycling only and not for dumping in the country, said Selangor Department of Environment (DoE) director Shafee Yasir.
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EXCLUSIVE: The government wants to make it mandatory for consumers to send certain unwanted electrical and electronic items to places licensed to handle e-waste.The proposed change in the law aims to reduce harm to the environment and public health when such waste is not disposed of properly.
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PETALING JAYA: No action can be taken against the low-cost, low-technology handling of e-waste because it is not against the law despite
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Selangor Environment Department director Shafee Yasir said today that there have been cases of unidentified individuals keeping watch on his officers during inspections of illegal plastic recycling f...
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SHAH ALAM: Malaysia allows the import of used plastics for recycling only and not for dumping in the country, said Selangor Department of Environment (DoE) director Shafee Yasir.
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SEREMBAN: Yet another plastic recycling plant has been shut down for causing air pollution.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia took some decisive steps yesterday to reiterate the fact that it will not be the world’s dumping ground.
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GEORGE TOWN: Authorities in Penang say they are at a loss over reports claiming that higher-than-normal levels of metals have been detected in the state’s northeastern waters, with an environmental ...
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GEORGE TOWN • Penang is facing serious water pollution issues, both on the island and the mainland.
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IPOH: The Perak Department of Environment (DOE) has given an assurance that the plastic waste brought into the state for recycling as alternative fuel is safe.
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IPOH: The Perak Department of Environment (DOE) has given its assurance that the plastic waste brought into the state for recycling as alternative fuel is safe.
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KLANG (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Plastic waste from Bangladesh has been found to be shipped into Malaysia, as a container of waste was among nine opened and displayed to the media at Westport on T...
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IPOH, May 28 — The Perak Department of Environment (DoE) said today it could not ascertain where a recycling company obtained its waste from, amid a report claiming imported waste from the UK was du...
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KLANG: Plastic waste from Bangladesh has been found to be shipped into Malaysia, as a container of waste was among nine opened and displayed to the media at Westport on Tuesday (May 28).
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The sea off Teluk Bahang in Penang is believed to have been contaminated by heavy metal that has deprived fish breeders of their source of income as thousands of 'ikan kerapu' or grouper are dead.The ...
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IPOH, Perak: Malaysia’s Department of Environment (DOE) on Monday (May 27) refuted media reports on the presence of an unmanaged plastic waste dump in the jungles of Ipoh.
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GEORGE TOWN (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Penang is facing serious water pollution issues, both on the island and the mainland.
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IPOH: The Perak Department of Environment (DoE) has disputed a report in a British–based online news site that plastic waste, including those from Wales, were found in a 6m-high mound of discarded r...
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IPOH (Bernama): There is no unmanaged plastic waste dump in the jungles here as claimed by British media, says the Department of Environment (DOE).
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SEPANG: A plastic recycling factory owned by China nationals that was shut down in March following complaints of air pollution by residents in Sungei Pelek was granted a temporary operating licence fo...
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IPOH, May 27 — The Perak Department of Environment (DOE) today denied a BBC report that alleged plastic waste from the UK, marked for recycling, was imported for dumping in the state.
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JASIN (May 24): The Melaka state government will set up a special committee to ensure pollution in the Melaka River does not recur.
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JASIN (May 24): The Melaka state government will set up a special committee to ensure pollution in the Melaka River does not recur.
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JASIN, May 24 ― The Melaka state government will set up a special committee to ensure pollution in the Melaka River does not recur.
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MELAKA (May 22): The discolouration, foul-smell and dead fish in Sungai Melaka are not caused by pollution, but believed to be due to the ocean current, said State Housing, Local Government, Environme...
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SEREMBAN: The Negri Sembilan Department of Environment (DOE) has detected an illegal domestic waste landfill at Jalan Pajam-Nilai-Salak towards Jalan Utama Garden Hills Residences in Nilai near here c...
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MELAKA (May 21): The discolouration, foul-smell and dead fish in Sungai Melaka are not caused by pollution, but believed to be due to the ocean current, said State Housing, Local Government, Environme...
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MALACCA: The discolouration, foul-smell and dead fish in Malacca River are not caused by pollution, but are believed to be due to the ocean current, according to state Housing, Local Government, Envir...
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MELAKA, May 21 — The discolouration, foul-smell and dead fish in Sungai Melaka are not caused by pollution, but believed to be due to the ocean current, said state Housing, Local Government, Environ...
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MELAKA: The cause of discolouration and dead fish in Sungai Melaka is not due to pollution, says State Housing, Local Government and Environment committee chairman Datuk Tey Kok Kiew.
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MELAKA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Hundreds of freshwater fish have been found dead at the historic Sungai Melaka waterway after a major pollution incident that was partly caused by the discharge o...
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MELAKA: Industrial effluent has been identified as one of the key contributors to the pollution of the historic Sungai Melaka waterway, says State Health and Anti-Drug Committee chairman Low Chee Leong.
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MALACCA: Pollution has caused the water in Malacca River to turn black and foul-smelling, with dead fish, since yesterday, especially in Taman Rempah here.
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MELAKA: Pollution has caused the water in Melaka River to turn black and foul-smelling, with dead fish, since yesterday, especially in Taman Rempah.
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Pollution has caused the water in Malacca River to turn black and foul-smelling with dead fish since yesterday, especially in Taman Rempah.
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MELAKA, May 20 — Pollution has caused the water in Melaka River to turn black and foul-smelling, with dead fish, since yesterday, especially in Taman Rempah here.
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MELAKA: Hundreds of freshwater fish have been found dead, as Sungai Melaka faces a major pollution incident.
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PETALING JAYA: A trust fund – the Kumpulan Wang Alam Sekitar – will be set up under Section 70 of the proposed new environment law that can be used, among others, to pay off informers of environment crime.
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PUTRAJAYA: The recent amendment to the classification of plastic waste under the Basel Convention, an international treaty, will help Malaysia restrict the import of such wastes from other countries more effectively, says Yeo Bee Yin.