Hundreds of fish found dead in Sungai Melaka pollution incident

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  • Monday, 20 May 2019

Low Chee Leong

MELAKA: Hundreds of freshwater fish have been found dead, as Sungai Melaka faces a major pollution incident.

Melaka Health and Anti-Drug Committee chairman Low Chee Leong described the Monday (May 20) incident as “unforgivable” and wants the authorities to take stern action against the polluters.

“Melaka residents fret over the pollution of our historic river, and this is a major incident this year,” he said on Monday, after visiting the site of the incident at the cruise ferry service hub in Taman Rempah here.

Melaka and Coastal Development Corporation (PPSPM) chief executive officer Azlan Abidin accompanied Low during the visit.

Low said the state Department of Environment (DoE) is still investigating the source of the pollution, but preliminary

findings point to effluent discharge at Malim near here.

“Efforts are being made to collect the dead fish before they sink to the bottom of the river,” he add

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