Johor waiting for toxicology report to see if cyanide also in Sungai Kim Kim toxic waste

PASIR GUDANG:  The Johor government is waiting for a toxicology report from the Chemistry Department to see if there is cyanide in the chemical waste dumped into Sungai Kim Kim here.

State Health, Environment and Agriculture committee chairman Dr Sahruddin Jamal said they were still waiting for the report before being able to confirm the matter.

“Let us wait for the report from the department first," he said during a visit to the operations centre at the Pasir Gudang Indoor Stadium here Friday (March 15).

Some 780 new cases have been registered at the medical base at the stadium as of midnight Thursday (March 14).

This brings the total number of people affected by the chemical pollution here to 3,555.

Sahruddin was asked to comment on a tweet by Tunku Mahkota Johor Tunku Ismail Ibni Sultan Ibrahim who urged the authorities to put a halt to political campaigning, saying it was time to work and govern.

“Wake up! People are suffering and some dying,” he said, adding that cyanide was found in most of the victims and this was deadly.