JOHOR BAHRU (March 19): The police have arrested nine men, two of them in Johor and seven outside the state, to assist in the investigation into the dumping of chemical waste in a river in Pasir Gudang, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun said yesterday.
JOHOR BAHRU (March 18): A bride and groom from Kampung Perigi Aceh, Pasir Gudang, had to continue with their wedding arrangements despite the environmental hazard in the area following the dumping of toxic substances in Sungai Kim Kim.
JOHOR BAHRU (March 18): The state government will carry out detailed monitoring throughout Johor to ensure that the discharge of chemical waste by irresponsible parties does not recur.
KUALA LUMPUR (March 14): The Global Environment Centre (GEC) has urged the government, especially the Department of Environment (DoE) to ensure that the parties responsible for dumping toxic or chemical waste into any river in the country will pay the cost of rehabilitation of the river, as well as the cost of treatment of people who suffer from the health effects of the pollution.
JOHOR BAHRU (March 12): Three men including two factory owners were detained for suspected disposing of chemical waste into Sungai Kim Kim, in Pasir Gudang, near here, last Thursday.
JOHOR BAHRU (March 12): The number of victims in the dumping of toxic waste into Sungai Kim Kim last Thursday has risen dramatically to 207 people as at 11pm last night following a second wave of attack which took place at noon yesterday.