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Topic: Environmental Quality Act 1974

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There are laws to act against errant companies, says MP
PETALING JAYA: There is already a provision under current legislation for the government to act against Malaysian companies found to have contributed to the haze even if they are operating in other co...
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Police ready to assist DoE to curb open burning: IGP
PUTRAJAYA: Police is ready to assist the Department of Environment (DoE) if there are requests to curb open burning activity in the country, said Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador ...
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Police ready to assist DoE to curb open burning — IGP
PUTRAJAYA (Sept 18): Police is ready to assist the Department of Environment (DoE) if there are requests to curb open burning activity in the country, said Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Ha...
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Police ready to assist DOE to curb open burning: IGP
The police are ready to assist the Department of Environment (DoE) if there are requests to curb open burning activities in the country.
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Malaysia lacks will to exercise anti-pollution legislation: Environmentalist
PETALING JAYA: A law to take local companies to court for causing pollution abroad will be effective only if it is properly enforced, carries a deterrent sentence and there is a change in mindset, acc...
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Is regional environmentalism not fully appreciated under Asean agreement? — Roger Chan
SEPTEMBER 17 — The current haze has reached dangerous levels in some parts of the country.
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Authorities urged to act against big companies over haze
PETALING JAYA: Environmentalists are demanding for “heads to roll”, calling on Bursa Malaysia and the Indonesian government to take legal action against local public-listed companies named by Indo...
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Cloud seeding for areas with more than 200 API in Selangor
SHAH ALAM (Sept 13): The Selangor government has decided to conduct cloud seeding operations in haze affected areas with the Air Pollutant Index (API) reading exceeding 200 which is at very unhealthy ...
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Haze: Cloud seeding for areas with more than 200 API in Selangor
SHAH ALAM (Sept 13): The Selangor government has decided to conduct cloud seeding operations in haze affected areas with the Air Pollutant Index (API) reading exceeding 200, which is a very unhealthy ...
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Cloud seeding for areas with API reading more than 200 in S’gor
SHAH ALAM: The Selangor government has decided to conduct cloud seeding operations in haze affected areas with the Air Pollutant Index (API) reading exceeding 200 which is at very unhealthy level.
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Cloud seeding for areas with more than 200 API in Selangor, says rep
SHAH ALAM, Sept 13 — The Selangor government has decided to conduct cloud seeding operations in haze affected areas with the Air Pollutant Index (API) reading exceeding 200 which is at very unhealth...
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DoE bans open burning in Malaysia due to haze
PUTRAJAYA: The Department of Environment (DoE) has imposed a ban on open burning in the whole country except for cremation, religious purposes, grilling/barbecue and flaring until the end of the South...
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DOE bans open burning in Malaysia due to haze
PUTRAJAYA (Sept 11): The Department of Environment (DoE) has imposed a ban on open burning in the whole country except for cremation, religious purposes, grilling/barbecue and flaring until the end of...
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DoE bans open burning in Malaysia due to haze
Norlin Jaafar – Bernama file photo PUTRAJAYA: The Department of Environment (DoE) has imposed a ban on open burning in the whole country except for cremation, religious purposes, grilling/barbecue ...
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DOE bans open burning due to haze
PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): The Department of Environment (DOE) has imposed a ban on open burning in the whole country except for cremation, religious purposes...
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Environment Dept bans open burning due to haze
The Environment Department has imposed a ban on open burning in the whole country, except for cremation, religious purposes, barbecues and flaring until the end of the South-West Monsoon period.
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We need everyone in environmental conservation – deputy minister
Munirah (centre) presenting a souvenir to one of the participants of the Train of Trainers and Workshop to Improve Environment Awareness Camp.
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Putrajaya to send diplomatic note to Indonesia as haze worsens in Sarawak
KUCHING: Putrajaya will send a diplomatic note to Jakarta requesting action be taken to put out raging forest fires in Indonesia, as smoke pollution worsens in several parts of Sarawak.
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‘Perpetrators of open burning face heavy compound, jail’
Miri Civil Defence Force personnel lend a helping hand in an operation to douse peat soil fire near Miri Industrial Training Institute in Kuala Baram last month.
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N Sembilan DOE raids three factories following complaints
SEREMBAN (Aug 22): The Department of Environment (DOE) conducted a raid on three factories in Seremban today, after residents of Taman Paroi Jaya, Taman Panchor Jaya and Ampangan complained of odour p...
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N. Sembilan DOE raids three factories following complaints
SEREMBAN: The Department of Environment (DOE) conducted a raid on three factories in Seremban today, after residents of Taman Paroi Jaya, Taman Panchor Jaya and Ampangan complained of odour pollution.
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N Sembilan DOE raids three factories following complaints
SEREMBAN (Aug 21): The Department of Environment (DOE) conducted a raid on three factories in Seremban today, after residents of Taman Paroi Jaya, Taman Panchor Jaya and Ampangan complained of odour p...
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Johor DOE to assess water quality at Sg Daing following Sg Kopok pollution
JOHOR BARU: The Johor Department of Environment (DOE) will conduct a quality assessment of water samples taken from Sg Daing, following the pollution at Sg Kopok in Pasir Gudang.
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Johor DOE to assess water quality at Sg Daing following Sg Kopok pollution
JOHOR BARU, Aug 17 — The Johor Department of Environment (DOE) will conduct a quality assessment of water samples taken from Sg Daing following the pollution at Sg Kopok in Pasir Gudang.
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Air quality continues to worsen in Sarawak due to severe haze
PETALING JAYA: Air quality in several parts of the country continues to deteriorate as severe haze envelops many areas, especially Sarawak.
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Plans activated to fight haze
KUALA LUMPUR: The National Open Burning Action Plan and the National Haze Action Plan have been activated to coordinate measures by government agencies in addressing open burning and the haze in the country.
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DoE activates two action plans to address haze
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 13): The Department of Environment (DoE) has activated the National Open Burning Action Plan and the National Haze Action Plan to coordinate measures by government agencies in addres...
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DOE activates two action plans to address haze
KUALA LUMPUR: The Department of Environment (DoE) has activated the National Open Burning Action Plan and the National Haze Action Plan to coordinate measures by government agencies in addressing open...
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DoE activates two action plans to address haze
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 13): The Department of Environment (DoE) has activated the National Open Burning Action Plan and the National Haze Action Plan to coordinate measures by government agencies in addres...
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DoE activates two action plans to address haze
Haze envelops Miri city as seen from Canada Hill in Miri on Sunday.
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DOE activates two action plans to address haze problem
The Department of Environment (DoE) has activated the National Open Burning Action Plan and the National Haze Action Plan to coordinate measures by government agencies in addressing open burning and t...
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Environment Dept activates two action plans to tackle haze in Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 13 — The Department of Environment (DoE) has activated the National Open Burning Action Plan and the National Haze Action Plan to coordinate measures by government agencies in addr...
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Warning against open burning
KUALA LUMPUR: Air quality in Kemaman, Terengganu was recorded as unhealthy at 8am today.
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Haze hits Malaysia, no area records ‘good’ air quality
PETALING JAYA: The air quality in Indera Mahkota, Pahang, has reached the “unhealthy” level because of peat fires in Pekan, some 50km away, as haze continues to hit the country, The Department of ...
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Air quality levels generally at moderate levels
KUALA LUMPUR: Air quality in Kemaman, Terengganu was recorded as unhealthy at 8am this morning.
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112 drums filled with unidentified liquid found near creek in Hulu Selangor
SHAH ALAM (Aug 5): A total of 112 drums filled with unidentified liquid were found near an unnamed creek at an Orang Asli settlement along Sungai Jang, Kerling, Hulu Selangor near here, Saturday.
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Kelantan DoE: Stop open burning to keep haze down
KOTA BARU: The Department of Environment (DoE) in Kelantan, concerned about the haze situation in the state, has advised the public not to carry out open burning.
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112 drums filled with unidentified liquid found near creek in Hulu Selangor
SHAH ALAM: A total of 112 drums filled with unidentified liquid were found near an unnamed creek at an Orang Asli settlement along Sungai Jang, Kerling, Hulu Selangor near here, Saturday.
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112 drums of unknown liquid found near Hulu Selangor creek
SHAH ALAM: A total of 112 drums filled with an unidentified liquid were found near an unnamed creek in an Orang Asli settlement along Sungai Jang, Kerling in Hulu Selangor near here on Saturday.
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Kelantan DoE: Stop open burning to keep haze down
KOTA BHARU (Aug 5): The Department of Environment (DOE) in Kelantan, concerned about the haze situation in the state, has advised the public not to carry out open burning.
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112 drums filled with unidentified liquid found near creek in Hulu Selangor
SHAH ALAM (Aug 5): A total of 112 drums filled with unidentified liquid were found near an unnamed creek at an Orang Asli settlement along Sungai Jang, Kerling, Hulu Selangor near here, Saturday.
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112 drums of unidentified liquid found in Hulu Selangor
A total of 112 drums filled with an unidentified liquid were found near a creek at an Orang Asli settlement along Sungai Jang, Hulu Selangor on Saturday.
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Haze set to worsen
PETALING JAYA: The Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Ministry has warned that the haze could get worse with forest fires reported in several areas of Indonesia.
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After Johor pollution disasters, state DoE presses Putrajaya to review environment protection law
KUALA LUMPUR, July 25 — The federal government must amend the Environmental Quality Act 1974 as it is “inadequate” to handle modern-day pollution issues, said Johor’s Department of Environment...
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Yoursay: How on earth can mining be 'sustainable'?
YOURSAY | 'Wong Tack is right to call the bluff of the natural resources minister.' Don't mislead public by talking about 'sustainable' rare earth mining Mission Accomplished: Yes, Bentong MP Wong Tac...
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Integrated agencies meet on Sunday to discuss solution to river pollution in...
JOHOR BAHRU (July 24): Continued integrated efforts among the relevant agencies in overcoming the issue of pollution of rivers in the state are among issues to be discussed at the meeting of the State...
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Integrated agencies meet on Sunday to discuss solution to Johor’s river pollution
JOHOR BAHRU (July 24): Continued integrated efforts among the relevant agencies in overcoming the issue of pollution of rivers in the state are among issues to be discussed at the meeting of the State...
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Integrated agencies to meet on Sunday to discuss solution to river pollution
JOHOR BARU: Continued integrated efforts among the relevant agencies in overcoming the issue of pollution of rivers in the state are among issues to be discussed at the meeting of the State Permanent ...
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Call to make water polluters pay compensation
PETALING JAYA: Water polluters should be made to must compensate consumers and supply operators for the inconvenience of water cut and loss of income, the Association of Water and Energy Research Mala...
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Solid waste recycling company in Sungai Kandis fined RM80,000
SHAH ALAM: A solid waste recycling company was fined RM80,000, in default 44-months jail, by the sessions court here yesterday after being found guilty of building a furnace without permission and pol...
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Pollution suspected in Sungai Kayu Ara mass fish deaths — exco
SHAH ALAM (July 15): Sewage waste water from the Indah Water Konsortium Sdn Bhd (IWK) plant is believed to be the source of contamination behind the discovery of hundreds of dead fish in Sungai Kayu A...
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Pollution suspected in Sungai Kayu Ara mass fish deaths
SHAH ALAM (Bernama): Sewage waste water from the Indah Water Konsortium Sdn Bhd (IWK) plant is believed to be the source of contamination behind the discovery of hundreds of dead fish in Sungai Kayu Ara, Petaling Jaya near here on Saturday (July 13).
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DOE confident it can finish checking 250 factories in Pasir Gudang by Friday
JOHOR BAHRU (July 3): The Department of Environment (DOE) is confident of completing checks on 250 factories in Pasir Gudang which process scheduled and chemical waste within two days, following a spa...
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Increase penalties of those caught polluting
THE environment is an important issue even though we are faced with many other problems such as economic crises, wars, and unending social problems.
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Johor DOE receives eight complaints over pollution at Sg Kopok
ISKANDAR PUTERI (Bernama): The Johor Environment Department (DOE) has received eight complaints over pollution at Sungai Kopok, Ulu Tiram since 2018.
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DOE inspected 182 industrial premises in Pasir Gudang since June 2O
JOHOR BAHRU (July 5): The State Department of Environment (DOE) carried out checks on 182 industrial premises in Pasir Gudang so far, following the number of cases suffering from breathing difficultie...
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DOE inspected 182 industrial premises in Pasir Gudang since June 20
JOHOR BARU: The state Department of Environment (DOE) carried out checks on 182 industrial premises in Pasir Gudang so far, following the number of cases suffering from breathing difficulties and vomi...
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DOE inspects 182 Pasir Gudang plants in two weeks
The Johor Environment Department carried out checks on 182 industrial premises in Pasir Gudang so far, following a number of individuals suffering from breathing difficulties and vomiting in the area ...
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Department of Environment inspected 182 industrial premises in Pasir Gudang since June 20, says Johor exco
JOHOR BARU, July 5 — The state Department of Environment (DOE) carried out checks on 182 industrial premises in Pasir Gudang so far, following the number of cases suffering from breathing difficulti...
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Tighter checks now to keep rivers clean, Johor exco tells state assembly
ISKANDAR PUTERI, July 4 — The Johor Department of Environment (DoE) has stepped up its monitoring of companies and their effluent discharge into waterways to curb further river pollution, Tan Chen C...
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Ten Pasir Gudang factories taken to task for various environmental wrongs, Johor exco says
PASIR GUDANG, July 3 — The authorities have taken action against ten factories, with six premises being issued compounds, two ordered closed and another two served with court action during an integr...
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Eight Pasir Gudang factories ordered shut, RM166k in compounds issued in pollution probe
JOHOR BARU: At least eight factories have been ordered to close down and some RM166,000 worth of compound notices have been issued to factories in Pasir Gudang.
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Three more factories ordered to stop operations
JOHOR BAHRU (July 3): The Johor Department of Environment (DoE) has issued an immediate order to three more factories to stop operations after they were found to have violated provisions of the Enviro...
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Nilai factory ordered to stop operations for 14 days
NILAI (July 3): An aluminum processing plant here which has not been complying with prescribed procedures has been directed to stop operations for 14 days, after it was found to release what is believ...
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Nilai factory ordered to temporarily shut down for disposing chemical waste in unauthorised area
NILAI (Bernama): An aluminium processing plant here which has not been complying with prescribed procedures has been directed to stop operations for 14 days after it was found to release what is believed to be liquid chemical waste.
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Three more factories ordered to stop operations
JOHOR BAHRU (July 2): The Johor Department of Environment (DoE) has issued an immediate order to three more factories to stop operations after they were found to have violated provisions of the Enviro...
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Nilai factory ordered to stop operations for 14 days
NILAI (July 2): An aluminum processing plant here which has not been complying with prescribed procedures has been directed to stop operations for 14 days, after it was found to release what is believ...
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3 more Johor factories ordered to stop operations
JOHOR BAHRU: The Johor Department of Environment (DoE) has issued an immediate order to three more factories to stop operations after they were found to have violated provisions of the Environmental Q...
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DoE orders Nilai factory to stop operations for 14 days for allegedly disposing of chemical waste in unauthorised area
NILAI, July 2 — An aluminium processing plant here which has not been complying with prescribed procedures has been directed to stop operations for 14 days after it was found to release what is beli...
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Three more factories ordered to stop operations
JOHOR BARU: The Johor Department of Environment (DoE) has issued an immediate order to three more factories to stop operations after they were found to have violated provisions of the Environmental Qu...
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Three more Johor factories ordered to stop operations
The Johor Environment Department (DoE) has issued an immediate order to three more factories to stop operations after they were found to have violated provisions of the Environmental Quality Act 1974.
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Penang wants prison time for illegal waste disposal
GEORGE TOWN, July 1 ― Penang will seek to jail and more heavily fine those who illegally dump refuse in the state, exco Phee Boon Poh said today.
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Chemistry dept report on Sungai Semenyih pollution ready next week
KAJANG: The Chemistry Department’s full analysis of the pollution that led to the Sungai Semenyih water treatment plant (LRA) shut down on June 26 and caused water supply disruption to 377,141 consu...
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Air pollution issue: 111 Pasir Gudang schools to reopen tomorrow
JOHOR BARU: School sessions at all 111 primary and secondary schools in Pasir Gudang will resume tomorrow after being closed since Tuesday (June 25) due to respiratory problems and vomiting among stud...
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All schools in Pasir Gudang to reopen today
JOHOR BARU: All 111 primary and secondary schools in Pasir Gudang, which had been closed due to air pollution since Tuesday, will reopen today, says State health, culture and heritage committee chairman Mohd Khuzzan Abu Bakar.
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All schools in Pasir Gudang reopen tomorrow
JOHOR BAHRU: All 111 primary and secondary schools in Pasir Gudang will reopen tomorrow after being closed since Tuesday because of air pollution which caused respiratory problems and vomiting.
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Air pollution issue - 111 Pasir Gudang schools to reopen tomorrow
School sessions at all 111 primary and secondary schools in Pasir Gudang will resume tomorrow after being closed since Tuesday (June 25) due to respiratory problems and vomiting among students.
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Move palm oil plant away from river, says councillor
PETALING JAYA: A Selangor state executive councillor has suggested that a palm oil processing plant be moved from its current location which he said was “too close” to the Sungai Semenyih.
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Chemistry Dept report on Sungai Semenyih pollution ready next week
KAJANG, June 29 — The Chemistry Department’s full analysis of the pollution that led to the Sungai Semenyih water treatment plant (LRA) shutdown on June 26 and caused water supply disruption to 37...
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All 111 schools in Johor's Pasir Gudang to reopen on Sunday
JOHOR BARU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - All 111 primary and secondary schools in Pasir Gudang will reopen on Sunday (June 30) after they were shut down due to the chemical pollution in the area.
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All 111 schools in Pasir Gudang to reopen Sunday (June 30)
JOHOR BARU: All 111 primary and secondary schools in Pasir Gudang will reopen on Sunday (June 30) after they were shut down due to the chemical pollution in the area.
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Urgent need for proactive steps to contain pollution in Pasir Gudang
KUALA LUMPUR (June 28): There will likely be no end to the environmental issues plaguing Pasir Gudang, Johor, if the authorities fail to draw up proactive measures to curtail the dumping of toxic wast...
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Urgent need for proactive steps to contain pollution
There will likely be no end to the environmental issues plaguing Pasir Gudang, Johor, if the authorities fail to draw up proactive measures to curtail the dumping of toxic wastes by factories located ...
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Johor Environment Dept issues 43 compounds, stop work orders to factories in Pasir Gudang
PASIR GUDANG, June 27 — The Johor Department of Environment (DoE) has issued a total of 37 compounds, excluding three notices and three stop work orders, against industrial premises found guilty of ...
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RM2,000 fine mere slap on the wrist for illegal dumping, group says
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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Residents near Sungai Petani plastic waste recycling factories speak up
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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CAP calls for govt action on air quality in Sungai Petani
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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Cancel permits of plastic recycling companies, CAP tells Putrajaya
GEORGE TOWN, June 19 — The Penang Consumers Association (CAP) today urged the federal government to cancel approved permits issued to plastic recycling companies.
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Malaysia makes its stand on waste
PORT KLANG: Even Bangladesh is sending its contaminated plastic waste to Malaysia.
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New green body with bite
FOR four decades now, the Environmental Quality Act 1974 (EQA) has been the main law governing all environmental matters.
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New independent body needed to manage environment
LETTER | For four decades, the Environmental Quality Act 1974 (EQA) has been the main law governing all environmental matters.
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'Last warning': Johor state government tells businesses not to pollute rivers
JOHOR BARU: The Johor state government has urged chicken farms and palm oil refineries situated along the Johor River to maintain their sewerage systems and prevent water pollution.
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'Last warning': Johor state government tells businesses not to pollute rivers
JOHOR BARU: The Johor state government has urged chicken farms and palm oil refineries situated along the Johor River to maintain their sewerage systems and prevent water pollution.
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Illegal landfill at Jalan Pajam-Nilai-Salak causes air pollution
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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KL drafting stiffer penalties for pollution offences
PETALING JAYA • Stiffer penalties of up to RM5 million (S$1.65 million) in fines will be imposed for environmental offences under a new Act that is currently being drafted.
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Malaysia drafts tougher penalties for offences that harm the environment, including illegal toxic waste dumping
PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Stiffer penalties of up to a RM5 million (S$1.6 million) fine will be imposed for environmental offences under a new Act that is currently being drafted.
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Getting tough on polluters
EXCLUSIVE: Stiffer penalties of up to a RM5mil fine will be imposed for environmental offences under a new Act that is currently being drafted.
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Court fines two Selangor factories RM120,000 for illegal plastic recycling
KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 — Two plastic waste recycling factories in Selangor were today fined separately in amounts totalling RM120,000 for having carried out unauthorised recycling activities.
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New director for state DOE in Johor to be appointed soon
PUTRAJAYA: There will be a new director for the state Department of Environment (DOE) in Johor to take charge of enforcement there.
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Contractors who dumped debris into the sea nabbed after being caught on camera
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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