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3 Jul 2019 | 7:00 AM

Johor seeks help in pollution crisis

JOHOR BARU: Companies and non-governmental organisations should come forward to help by providing equipment like gas detectors to be placed at schools in Pasir Gudang district round the clock to detect harmful chemicals in the air.




Fire and Rescue Department personnel using gas detectors to check the quality of air in Pasir Gudang following the pollution incident.
2 Jul 2019 | 3:26 PM

Pasir Gudang readings show no toxins, so what gives?

JOHOR BARU: The authorities remain baffled as to what is causing students to experience symptoms of vomiting and dizziness in Pasir Gudang despite chemical detectors showing no toxic chemicals in the air.

2 Jul 2019 | 7:00 AM

Still clueless in Pasir Gudang

JOHOR BARU: The authorities are still clueless over the latest chemical pollution in Pasir Gudang as they scrambled to trace and pinpoint the possible source.

Dangerous situation: Yeo (right) and Johor Health, Heritage and Culture Committee chairman Mohd Khuzzan Abu Bakar (second from right) checking the air quality around SK Kopok in Pasir Gudang.
1 Jul 2019 | 4:03 PM

A further 12 children in Pasir Gudang allegedly sought treatment on July 1

JOHOR BARU: Talk is rife that more than a dozen children have sought treatment for vomiting and breathing difficulties since schools opened in Pasir Gudang on Monday (July 1) morning.

1 Jul 2019 | 2:58 PM

Help us with gas detectors, says Pasir Gudang MP

JOHOR BARU: Chemical companies, factories and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) should come forward and provide gas detectors at schools around Pasir Gudang.

Pasir Gudang MP Hassan Abdul Karim (left) chatting with students during his visit SMK Nusa Damai in Pasir Gudang.
1 Jul 2019 | 10:45 AM

Yeo: Foreign assistance not needed to detect source of Pasir Gudang pollution

JOHOR BARU: The Government will not be seeking any foreign assistance to detect the source of the chemical pollution in Pasir Gudang, says Yeo Bee Yin.

1 Jul 2019 | 7:00 AM

Cautious parents keep kids at home

JOHOR BARU: Some parents are not taking any chances and are keeping their children at home despite the authorities saying that schools in Pasir Gudang will remain open.

As a precaution: Siti Zuraidah Rozali bringing her 12-year-old son home from SK Taman Pasir Putih.
28 Jun 2019 | 7:00 AM

Johor Sultan: It’s a disgrace

EXCLUSIVE:JOHOR BARU: The Johor Ruler, who describes the second case of chemical pollution in Pasir Gudang as “despicable and a total disgrace”, has taken state and federal agencies to task over the matter.

27 Jun 2019 | 11:07 AM

Have consistent policies and attract investors, Johor Sultan tells state govt

JOHOR BARU: Johor Ruler Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar wants the state government to formulate consistent policies and to attract long-term investors into the state.

26 Jun 2019 | 7:00 AM

New wave raises many questions

Have authorities learnt from sg Kim Kim and are factories being monitored?














Checked: The DoE has completed its investigations on four of the 30 chemical factories that were shortlisted by authorities over the Pasir Gudang incident. — Bernama