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Chemical waste dumping rouses ire of residents

By Nur Fadhliana Shaari

JOHOR BAHRU, March 7 (Bernama) -- The incident of chemical gas pollution following the dumping of chemical wastes into the Kim Kim River, near Pasir Gudang early this morning has incurred the wrath and disappointment of residents in Taman Pasir Putih, near here.

A resident at the housing estate, Mohamad Hazrin Mohamad Razali, 39, said he thought someone was burning garbage after sniffing an unpleasant odour when he woke up this morning.....

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Two schools closed, 35 treated due to chemical gas pollution


JOHOR BAHRU, March 7 (Bernama) -- Two schools were closed while 35 people, mostly students, were treated at the Sultan Ismail Hospital after sniffing chemical gas resulting from the dumping of chemical waste into the Kim Kim River near Pasir Gudang, early this morning.

 
 

Thirty people hospitalised after sniffing chemical from river


JOHOR BAHRU, March 7 (Bernama) -- The number of victims, who were believed to have sniffed the chemical which was dumped into the KimKim River, have gone up to 30 people, to date.

 
 

Chemical Pollution: State awaits report before opening schools


JOHOR BAHRU, March 7 (Bernama) -- The state government will wait for the security report from the quarters concerned before Sunday to decide to reopen two schools which are affected by the chemical pollution in the KimKim River, Pasir Gudang.

 
 

Oil booms used to control chemical in KimKim River


JOHOR BAHRU, March 7 (Bernama) -- The Johor Fire and Rescue Department of Malaysia will use oil booms to control and check a chemical, which was believed to have been dumped into and polluted the KimKim River, Pasir Gudang, near here, from continuing to spread.

 
 

Johor state govt does not rule out buying Khazanah's assets


ISKANDAR PUTERI, March 7 (Bernama) -- The Johor state government does not rule out the possibility of acquiring Khazanah Nasional Bhd assets in the state that are up for sale, including the Legoland Malaysia Resort theme park.

 
 

Melaka LA's enforcement to change colour of uniforms


MELAKA, March 7 (Bernama) -- The Melaka government plans to change the colour of the uniforms of local authorities’ (LA) enforcement personnel to legion blue to avoid confusing them with other enforcement bodies.

 
 

28 treated for methane poisoning in Pasir Gudang


JOHOR BAHRU, March 7 (Bernama) – 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 Agriculture Committee chairman, Dr Sahruddin Jamal, said 28 people have now fallen ill.

 
 

Gas leak near schools causes nausea, fainting


JOHOR BAHRU, March 7 (Bernama) -- A student fainted and five more started vomiting after breathing in methane from a suspected chemical spill in the vicinity of Sungai Kim Kim, near Pasir Gudang this morning.

 
 

Police seize drugs, pistol in Gelugor


GEORGE TOWN, March 6 (Bernama) -- The police have detained two men, believed to be drug dealers, and seized an assortment of drugs, pistol and ammunition in a raid at an apartment at Persiaran Bukit Gambir, Gelugor here yesterday.

 
 

Smooth Melaka Sentral CTS operations in six months


MELAKA, March 6 (Bernama) -- The Centralised Ticketing System (CTS) at the Melaka Sentral terminal in Peringgit, here, is expected to be operating smoothly within six months.

 
 
 

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