Protests lead to closure of illegal tyre-burning factory

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.

Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

Next In Nation

Annuar Musa receives PAS membership cert
Community event in Ayer Hitam receives praise for promoting healthy living
Three witnesses give statements at PAC's LCS proceedings
Indian leaders must be united to resolve issues facing the community, says PM
Use Sosma to fight terrorism, not as tool to abuse power, says MIC chief
Anwar reminds Malaysians not to be duped by racist sentiment raised by failed leaders
Moratorium on legal action for suicide attempts remains, says Ramkarpal
Retired Ampang cops reunite to foster ties
Zahid says he recently visited Najib in Kajang Prison
'Don't kill the Umno tree,' says Tok Mat

Others Also Read