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JKM to counsel pupils affected by Sg Kim Kim chemical waste pollution

JOHOR BAHRU, March 17 (Bernama) -- The state government, through the Social Welfare Department (JKM), will provide counselling services to students to help them recover from and get over the trauma of being affected by the chemical waste pollution in Sungai Kim Kim in Pasir Gudang.

Johor Women Development and Tourism committee chairman Liow Cai Tung said the counselling services would be provided when the schools re-opened, adding that JKM was also willing to work with the Education Ministry on the matter.....

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Residents of Kampung Bukit Pulai near Sungai Kim Kim worry about flash floods


JOHOR BAHARU, March 17 (Bernama) -- The residents of Kampung Bukit Pulai, near Sungai Kim Kim's cleanup site expressed concerns in the event of rain in a day or two.

 
 

Sultan Ibrahim: Show proof or stop linking me with factory involved in Sg Kim Kim pollution


JOHOR BAHRU, March 17 (Bernama) -- The Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Almarhum Sultan Iskandar, is angry with certain parties for spreading accusations that he was involved with a factory said to have caused the pollution in Pasir Gudang.

 
 

Hydrogen cyanide gas not as hazardous as cyanide


JOHOR BAHRU, March 17 (Bernama) -- The hydrogen cyanide gas detected from the pollution in Sungai Kim Kim is the product of the reaction of chemical waste dumped into the river and its effect is not as hazardous as pure cyanide, says Johor Fire and Rescue Department director Datuk Yahaya Madis.

 
 

Cleaning up of 1.5km-stretch of Sungai Kim Kim over  


JOHOR BAHRU, March 17 (Bernama) -- The cleaning up process along 1.5 kilometres of Sungai Kim Kim, in Pasir Gudang near here,  which began on Wednesday, following dumping of toxic chemical waste there, was completed today.

 
 

143 victims of chemical waste contamination still hospitalised


JOHOR BAHRU, March 17 (Bernama) -- As of midnight yesterday, as many as 143 who were affected by the chemical waste contamination incident in Pasir Gudang were still receiving treatment in hospitals.

 
 

Police increase patrols around Pasir Gudang


JOHOR BAHARU, March 17 (Bernama) -- Police are conducting more patrols to enhance security of houses left by residents around Pasir Gudang.

 
 

Chemical waste pollution in Sungai Kim Kim affects livelihood of fishermen


JOHOR BAHRU, March 16 (Bernama) --  The chemical waste pollution in Pasir Gudang, since March 7, has not only affected the health of people around the region but has led to a decline in catch and fishermen’s sales to drop.

 
 

Cleaning of River : 1.2 km cleaned as of tonight


JOHOR BAHARU, March 16 (Bernama) -- The cleaning process for Sungai Kim Kim went smoothly with 1.2 kilometres of the river had been cleaned as of today, said Johor Menteri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian.

 
 

Agencies, local authorities need to step up monitoring of rivers


JOHOR BAHRU, March 16 (Bernama) --  Relevant agencies and local authorities should intensify monitoring to check pollution of rivers in the state.

 
 

Psychologists to help victims cope with trauma, extreme anxiety


JOHOR BAHRU, March 16 (Bernama) -- The Social Welfare Department (JKM) has brought in 13 psychologists to help victims deal with trauma and extreme anxiety following the Sungai Kim Kim chemical waste pollution near Pasir Gudang.

 
 
 

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