Dr Maszlee: Culprits behind toxic fumes incident will face full brunt of the law

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 12 Mar 2019

JOHOR BARU: More than 300 people are still receiving medical treatment for toxic fumes inhalation at two major government hospitals in Johor following a chemical dumping incident at Sungai Kim Kim in Pasir Gudang last week.

Education Minister Maszlee Malik said that 266 victims were being treated at Sultan Ismail Hospital (HSI) and another 42 at Sultanah Aminah Hospital (HSA) since the incident occurred on March 7.

"I am annoyed and saddened by the incident. Due to the irresponsible action of certain quarters, these victims, including school children and teachers, are suffering.

"I want to ensure that those criminals involved in the dumping of toxic chemicals into the river will face the law," he added.

Maszlee said this when met after visiting the victims warded at HSI here on Tuesday (March 12).

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