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Johor Sultan orders action over dumping of chemical waste

JOHOR BAHRU, March 12 (Bernama) -- The Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Almarhum Sultan Iskandar, today ordered the authorities to act against those who dumped chemical waste in Sungai Kim Kim near Pasir Gudang that caused many people to become ill after inhaling toxic fumes from the effluents.

The sultan wants the authorities to conduct a thorough investigation of the incident.....

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Wind direction towards school caused pupils to feel unwell - Headmaster


JOHOR BAHRU, March 12 (Bernama) -- The headmaster of (SK) Tanjung Puteri Resort, Pasir Gudang, believes it was the winds bringing an unpleasant odour that caused the pupils to feel unwell today.

 
 

Give Henry Gurney school students chance to represent country in sports - Syed Saddiq


MELAKA, March 12 (Bernama) -- The Youth and Sports Ministry is ready to give students of the Henry Gurney School in Teluk Mas here the opportunity to earn a place in any of the national teams.

 
 

260 victims of toxic fumes receive treatment in Pasir Gudang


JOHOR BAHRU, March 12 (Bernama) -- A total of 260 individuals suffering from shortness of breath, nausea and vomiting, have been receiving treatment at the Taman Pasir Putih Community Hall in Pasir Gudang, here today.

 
 

More students experience breathing problems from effects of chemicals dumped into river


JOHOR BAHRU, March 12 (Bernama) – Parents of SMK and SK Tanjung Puteri Resort students gathered at a community hall in Pasir Gudang here, anxious to know the condition of their children who are suffering the same symptoms as students in two other schools.

 
 

Second wave of chemical pollution pushes number of victims to 207 tonight


JOHOR BAHRU, March 11 (Bernama) -- 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 tonight following a second wave of attack which took place at noon today.

 
 

Johor RTD foils illegal foreigner taxi service


JOHOR BAHRU, March 11 (Bernama) - The Johor Road Transport Department (RTD) crippled the activities of an illegal taxi service run by foreigners in a special operation at Sungai Rengit, Pengerang, near here yesterday.

 
 

Chemical Pollution: Mother's fears realised after school ordered to close again


By Nur Fatin Mohmad Kadenen

JOHOR BAHRU, March 11 (Bernama) -- A mother’s anxiety and fear was realised when her children's school, Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Pasir Putih near Pasir Gudang, here, which was allowed to operate today was directed to close again at noon.

 
 

Three detained for suspected dumping of chemical waste into river


JOHOR BAHRU, March 11 (Bernama) -- 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.

 
 

61 in hospital from two Johor schools over suspected fume inhalation


JOHOR BAHRU, March 11 (Bernama) -- Sixty-one people, 57 of whom are students, were admitted to the emergency unit of the Sultan Ismail Hospital today after experiencing breathing difficulty, nausea and vomiting at two Pasir Gudang schools that were ordered to close again today after reopening since their closure last Thursday over a similar problem.

 
 

Two schools closed again as students experience breathing difficulty


JOHOR BAHRU, March 11 (Bernama) -- Two schools in Pasir Gudang were ordered to be closed for the second time in five days after several students complained again of breathing difficulty due to what is believed to be inhalation of toxic chemical fumes.

 
 
 

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