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JOHOR BARU • The Malaysian authorities have identified three chemical factories within Johor's Pasir Gudang industrial area with high traces of toxic gases.
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JOHOR BARU - Malaysian authorities have identified three chemical factories within Johor's Pasir Gudang industrial area which have been found with high traces of toxic gases.
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JOHOR BARU: Authorities have identified three chemical factories within the Pasir Gudang area which have been found with high traces of toxic gases.
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Penang exco Dr Afif Bahardin today defended his tweets on engagement sessions held by the state government on the Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project.
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JOHOR BAHRU (July 17): Thirty-four students are among 171 individuals who are suing the Johor state government, Menteri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian and 10 others, over the pollution in Sungai Kim Kim nea...
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JOHOR BARU, July 17 — Thirty-four students are among 171 individuals who are suing the Johor state government, former mentri besar Datuk Osman Sapian and 10 others over the pollution in Sungai Kim K...
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PARLIAMENT | Penang has been told to compensate the fishermen whose livelihoods will be impacted by the construction of the Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project.
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JOHOR BARU (Bernama): The Johor government hopes that the gas detectors used to detect volatile organic compounds (VOCs) will remain placed in high-risk schools in Pasir Gudang, says state Education, Human Resource, Science and Technology Committee chairman Aminolhuda Hassan.
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SUBANG JAYA: Factories that have large stockpiles of ammonia and are located near residential areas will be ordered to relocate, says Selangor Environment, Green Technology and Consumer Affairs committee chairman Hee Loy Sian.
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The operating permit of a factory carrying out metal and e-waste recycling activities in the Industrial Area 2, near Segamat, Johor was suspended immediately today after it was found to have caused ai...
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PETALING JAYA: The Johor state govt must explain the purchase of multi-gas detectors said to be unsuitable for use that have been distributed to 111 schools as the purchase cost more than RM1mil of taxpayers' money, says Wanita MCA central committee member Chan San San.
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This is Penang’s biggest catalyst for everything else.
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JOHOR BARU - The Sungai Kim Kim Toxic Victims and Pasir Gudang Pollution Action Committee intends to file a lawsuit at the Johor Baru High Court on July 17.
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JOHOR BARU (Bernama): Eleven students and pupils at four schools in Pasir Gudang were reported to have suffered headache, nausea and vomiting.
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JOHOR BARU: The Sungai Kim Kim Toxic Victims and Pasir Gudang Pollution Action Committee will be filing a lawsuit at the Johor Baru High Court here on July 17.
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The Pahang government has identified 225 areas which may have toxic waste, said state exco for tourism, environment, plantations and biotechnology Mohd Sharkar Shamsudin today.
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GEORGE TOWN: The Penang South Reclamation (PSR) scheme near Teluk Kumbar has been given the thumbs-up by the Environment Department (DoE), says Chow Kon Yeow.
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SUNGKAI (Bernama): A plastic processing factory here was ordered to close with immediate effect following an inspection by authorities who found that terms of the conditional approval granted by the Tapah District Council had not been complied with.
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JOHOR BAHRU (July 4): Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin described the personal attacks on her over the Pasir Gudang health issue as insulting the profess...
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 4 — The government has placed illegal factories in Pasir Gudang, Johor in its sights, said Yeo Bee Yin who is aiming to shut them all down in a joint operation this month.
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JOHOR BAHRU (July 3): Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin described the personal attacks on her over the Pasir Gudang health issue as insulting the profess...
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Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin described the personal attacks on her over the Pasir Gudang health issue as insulting the professionalism of government...
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JOHOR BAHRU: Three factories in Pasir Gudang have stopped operations, and the government has decided not to approve any application for new chemical plants in the area, environment minister Yeo Bee Yi...
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SHAH ALAM: The Selangor state government will take action against those responsible for the water pollution that caused a temporary shutdown of the Sungai Semenyih water treatment plant last week.
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Over a hundred students, including several teachers, were taken ill barely hours after schools reopened following the air pollution incident in Pasir Gudang.
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LUMUT: Villagers from Kampung Getam near here claim nearby poultry farms are contaminating the water supply for their oil palm plantations.
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JOHOR BARU: Royal Malaysia Police has mounted roadblocks in Pasir Gudang to prevent irresponsible parties from transporting out toxic waste.
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JOHOR BAHRU: The police have mounted roadblocks in Pasir Gudang to prevent parties from taking out toxic waste.
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JOHOR BAHRU: The Malaysian police has set up roadblocks in Pasir Gudang to prevent toxic waste from being smuggled out of the town.
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JOHOR BARU: Royal Malaysia Police has mounted roadblocks in Pasir Gudang to prevent irresponsible parties from transporting out toxic waste.
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JOHOR BARU: Royal Malaysia Police has mounted roadblocks in Pasir Gudang to prevent irresponsible parties from transporting out toxic waste.
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The Johor police have mounted roadblocks in Pasir Gudang to prevent irresponsible parties from transporting out toxic waste.
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PASIR GUDANG: The environment ministry has disputed a Cabinet minister’s claim that a failure to clean up toxic waste at Sungai Kim Kim had caused chemical air pollution that led to the closure of s...
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PETALING JAYA: The Pakatan Harapan-run Johor state government did not take to heed the lessons learned from past chemical waste dumping in Sungai Kim Kim, according to former menteri besar Mohd Khaled...
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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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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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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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NGO Save Malaysia, Stop Lynas (SMSL) lodged a police report today claiming that Lynas Malaysia is responsible for groundwater pollution in the Gebeng, Kuantan area.
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GUA MUSANG: Water samples taken from the manganese mine and water catchment areas close to the Kuala Koh Orang Asli settlement are free of contaminants, reveals a study by the Environment Department.
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More stringent checks will be carried out on containers at all ports to ensure that no prohibited plastic waste enters the country.
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BANGI, May 31 — The Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (Mestecc) Ministry confirmed today that Australian rare earth refiner Lynas Corp was not responsible for the concentra...
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BUTTERWORTH: There are 265 containers filled with plastic waste stranded at the North Butterworth Container Terminal (NBCT), as the Customs Department has their hands full inspecting the contents.
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IPOH (May 27): Perak Environment Committee chairman Dr Abdul Aziz Bari said he was shocked over a UK report on a mega plastic waste dump site near here, adding that he “was only aware about the repo...
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IPOH: Perak Environment Committee chairman Dr Abdul Aziz Bari has expressed shock over a report by a UK-based news website that quoted BBC as finding a 6m-high mound of plastic waste deep in the jungles of Perak.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Some 51% of private-owned vehicles that undergo inspections do not meet the necessary standards set by the Computerised Vehicle Inspection Centre (Puspakom).
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The discolouration, foul smell and dead fish in the Malacca River was not caused by pollution, but is believed to be due to the ocean current, said state housing, local government, environment and gre...
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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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BUTTERWORTH: The state will consider naming a road after late Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) president S.M. Mohamed Idris, says Local Government Com­mittee chairman Jagdeep Singh Deo.“If there are suggestions to name a road after him, we will definitely take it into consideration,” he said during a press conference at the Seberang Prai Municipal Council headquarters yesterday.
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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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PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): The recent amendment to the classification of plastic wastes under the Basel Convention, an international treaty, will help Malaysia restrict the import of such waste from other countries more effectively, says Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin.
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MELAKA: An illegal dumpsite along the banks of Sungai Kelamak was found ablaze and an environmentalist suspects that arsonists are behind it.
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NIBONG TEBAL: Trespassers have create a new opening to a sealed-off parcel of land in Bukit Tambun, Penang to continue illegal dumping there.
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PETALING JAYA (May 4): Section 5 folk here want Prasarana Malaysia Bhd to cut down the noise level of LRT trains that pass through their area, reported The Star today.
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GEORGE TOWN: The contractors who dumped construction debris into the sea from an open air parking lot in Lebuh Farquhar here on April 19 were nabbed within four hours, after a security camera caught their lorry's licence plate number.
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ALOR GAJAH (Bernama): A foreign tanker believed to be involved in an oil spill in the waters off Tanjung Balau and Batu Layar near Kota Tinggi, Johor, on April 17 has been traced outside the nation's waters, says Marine Department director-general Datuk Baharin Abdul Hamid.
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GEORGE TOWN: It has been more than 12 hours, but the state Fire and Rescue Department is still fighting a blaze at a one-acre illegal dumpsite in Tanjung Tokong, Penang.
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PERAK DUN | Perak will impose a minimum payment of RM200,000 on companies applying for forest plantation development projects as part of a move to tighten the approval process, Menteri Besar Ahmad Fai...
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PETALING JAYA: The battery plant discharging hazardous waste that has polluted the drainage and waterways in Kampung Jenjarom in Kuala Langat, Selangor, must be shut down immediately, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.
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Penang is one of the four major property markets in Malaysia.
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Construction of the proposed Komtar-Bayan Lepas LRT project, part of the multi-billion ringgit Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP), is expected to begin next year.
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GEORGE TOWN (April 15): The Penang authorities are “ignoring public objections”, said non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in the state in reaction to the news that the RM7 billion Pan Island Lin...
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GEORGE TOWN: The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report for the proposed Pan Island Link 1 (PIL1) in Penang has been approved by the Environment Department (DOE).
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The Penang state government has denied claims that its Pan Island Link 1 (PIL 1) and Bayan Lepas LRT (BL-LRT) projects have obtained approval from the authorities.
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Perak government has confirmed the findings of low levels of arsenic in water samples taken from Sungai Rui.
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PASIR GUDANG: A total of 73 patients have been discharged from Sultanah Aminah Hospital (HSA) and Sultan Ismail Hospital (HSI) following the March 7 chemical dumping incident in Sungai Kim Kim here.
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The Johor State Fisheries Office has set up a special action committee to investigate and monitor samples and water quality parameters for fish farms around Pasir Gudang following the contamination of...
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The air quality in Rompin, Pahang reached "very unhealthy" levels early this morning, according to the Malaysian Air Pollutant Index (APIMS). The Environment Department website revealed that Rompin's ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 14 — The Malaysian Armed Forces deployed its Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) team yesterday, to assist the Hazardous Materials and Waste Management (Hazmat) Un...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 — The government will not declare an emergency in Pasir Gudang where hundreds have required medical treatment from inhaling toxic fumes emitted by waste dumped illegally in Su...
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Former Johor menteri besar Khaled Nordin has chastised the current state government for its weak response to a suspected chemical waste dumping in Pasir Gudang, which has led to more than 200 people b...
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JOHOR BARU: In an update to the methane leak detected near Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Taman Pasir Putih and Sekolah Kebangsaan Taman Pasir Putih this morning, Johor Health, Environment and Agricultur...
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JOHOR BAHRU: Eight people are in critical condition after 28 were taken ill following a methane leak near two schools in Pasir Gudang this morning.
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JOHOR BAHRU: A methane leak near two schools in Pasir Gudang caused a total of 28 people to fall ill, with at least eight of them in critical condition, Johor Health, Environment and Agriculture Com...
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JOHOR BARU, March 7 — In an update to the methane leak detected near Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Taman Pasir Putih and Sekolah Kebangsaan Taman Pasir Putih this morning, Johor Health, Environment an...
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The approval given to any development project, which may or may not cause environmental pollution, depends on the Environment Department, Kelantan deputy chief minister Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah said las...
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Two non-governmental organisations have called on the Penang government to disclose the conditions under which work is being allowed to proceed at the site where a landslide occured last year in Jalan...
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Rural and Regional Development Minister Rina Harun has appointed two Bersatu supreme council members and a lawyer to head entities under her ministry.