Johor government investigating cause of fish deaths


GELANG PATAH: The state government is conducting a full investigation into the dead fish issue that has badly affected the livelihood of fishermen here.

Johor Mentri Besar political secretary Mohd Khairi Malik said that the government is currently investigating the root causes of the incident.

“We will be receiving a full report from the Environmental Investigation Agency within this week,” he said during a press conference at Kampung Pendas here on Sunday

Mohd Khairi also said that the state government would halt nearby land reclamation work if it was the cause of the water pollution.

“Whatever it is, we have to wait for the report before pointing fingers,” he said.

It was reported on Friday that breeders had claimed that land reclamation around the Tanjung Kupang area had been causing mass deaths of fish in farms.

At least 10 fish farms and 250 traditional fishermen were reported to have been affected.