Lotte Chemical refutes rumours about polluting Sungai Kim Kim

Workers cleaning up the contaminants from Sungai Kim Kim after hundreds of people were affected while it also forced the closure of the schools.

KUALA LUMPUR: Lotte Chemical Titan Holdings Bhd has refuted rumours that it was involved in the pollution of Sungai Kim Kim incident. 

In a statement to Bursa Malaysia on Wednesday it categorically stated:  “The company hereby denies the rumours and wishes to announce that it has no involvement whatsoever with the said incident.”

It also denied a rumour that its plants in Pasir Gudang will or have been shut down for estimated two weeks due to the pollution of the Sungai Kim Kim incident.
“All plants in Pasir Gudang and Tanjung Langsat are operating under normal conditions and the company is conducting business as usual.

“The company has been working closely with the authorities, other organisations and companies in the vicinity in providing support and rendering assistance,” it said.
Lotte Chemical said the board was cognisant of the need for proper dissemination of information to the public and an announcement on Bursa Malaysia would be released on any material issue in a timely manner in accordance with the Listing Requirements.
It also said it would continue to monitor rumours or inaccurate information affecting the company.

It warned that it was considering all appropriate action including legal recourse as it deems fit against any party that initiates, disseminates or circulates baseless allegations or rumours.

The chemical pollution in Sg Kim Kim in Pasir Gudang that broke out on March 7 saw hundreds of people affected and also forced the closure of the schools. 

In the lastest development, Star Online reported two suspects believed to be involved in the transportation of toxic material that contaminated Sungai Kim Kim have been arrested.

Johor police chief Comm Datuk Mohd Khalil Kader Mohd said the latest arrest was in addition to the nine people detained so far over the case.
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