Getting tough on polluters


Lives at risk: Government officials checking Sungai Kim Kim during the recent contamination of the river. — Bernama

PETALING JAYA: Stiffer penalties of up to a RM5mil fine will be imposed for environmental offences under a new Act that is currently being drafted.

A trust fund is also being set up to reward whistleblowers and for effective enforcement. For now, public feedback on what would constitute the new law is being sought.

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