Protests lead to closure of illegal tyre-burning factory

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  • Saturday, 11 May 2019

TAMPIN: A protest by villagers near Gemencheh has led to the closure of an illegal factory involved in the burning of used tyres.Enforcement teams from the Department of Environment and the district Land Office swung into action on Wednesday after protests by villagers in Air Kuning Selatan went viral on social media the day earlier, said state Health, Environment, Cooperatives and Consu­me­rism committee chairman S. Veerapan.

“The teams went to the factory at around 11am but the owner refused to open the main gate although he was asked to do so earlier.

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