Tag: Pasir Gudang

Minister Masagos Zulkifli: No toxic chemicals in Singapore air and water

Singapore—Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources Masagos Zulkifli says the Pasir Gudang pollution in Johor is not impacting Singapore's air and water. There have been anxieties regarding the potentially adverse effects of the pollution in Pasir Gudang on Singapore because of the proximity of...

Seek help from Singapore or the UN says M’sian environmental group

Johor Baru—Malaysia Nature Society, an environmental group, urges the government to seek foreign help to locate the root cause of the chemical pollution that has affected residents of Pasir Gudang in the past weeks. Vincent Chow, the vice president of the organisation, says pollution detectors did...

Johor Sultan says won’t be hoodwinked by state recklessness in Pasir Gudang chemical outbreak

By Veronica Cordoba The Johor Sultan Ibrahim ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar has taken the state government and federal agencies to task over the second outbreak of chemical pollution in Pasir Gudang. He described the mishandling of the outbreak as “despicable and a total disgrace”, adding that...

Singaporean connected to Pasir Gudang chemical poisoning turns himself in to Johor police

Johor Bahru—A second Singaporean is now in police custody in connection with the March 7 chemical poisoning of Sungai Kim Kim in Pasir Gudang which left thousands poisoned and nearby schools closed for several days. A Singaporean national who had been wanted by the local...

JB High Court grants bail to Singaporean involved in chemical dumping in Pasir Gudang

Johor Baru: On March 27, the Singaporean who was charged in connection with the illegal chemical dumping at Sungai Kim Kim in Pasir Gudang was granted bail. This occurred after a decision from the Sessions Court was overturned by the High Court. According to Johor...

Illegal chemical dumping in Pasir Gudang: one Singaporean charged, another wanted by authorities

Johor Baru: One Singaporean and two Malaysians have been charged in connection with the illegal dumping of chemicals on March 7 into Sungai Kim Kim at Pasir Gudang, which affected almost 6,000 children and adults. It also caused the closure of all 111 schools in...

46 potential pollution sites identified in Pasir Gudang via satellite imagery

Iskandar Puteri—Satellite and drone imagery have shown that there are 46 potential toxic chemical pollution sites in the Pasir Gudang industrial zone. This was announced on Wednesday, March 20, by Yeo Bee Yin, Malaysia’s Energy, Science, Technology, Environment, and Climate Change Minister. She said that...

9 arrested in connection with Pasir Gudang toxic dumping

Johor Baru: Nine individuals have been arrested in connection with the illegal chemical waste dumping in Sungai Kim Kim on March 7, which affected thousands of people because of the noxious fumes from the unlawful dumping. Many students and staff from schools in the area...

Dr Mahathir: Situation ‘under control’ in Pasir Gudang, no need to declare state of emergency or evacuate affected areas

Johor Baru: While more than 2,700 people have been affected by the noxious fumes stemming from the illegal chemical dumping in Pasir Gudang, Malaysia’s Prime Minister Dr Tun Mahathir Mohamad declared on Thursday, March 14, that the situation is under control and that it...

Moved by victim’s tearful father, Johor Sultan pledges RM1 million to help Pasir Gudang toxic fume victims

Johor Baru: Fresh from urging the Government to quickly investigate the people behind the illegal dumping of chemicals in Pasir Gudang, Johor’s Sultan took a step further by pledging RM1 million (S$ 332,000) in support of the endeavors to provide solutions to the problems...