Penang dredging under probe

GEORGE TOWN: Maintenance dredging of Penang Port is under investigation after a dredger was spotted leaving the harbour waters with a thick sediment plume behind it a day before tens of thousands of fish died in Teluk Bahang.

State Environment Committee chairman Phee Boon Poh said he called for an immediate investigation after a fisherman lodged a police report on Tuesday after seeing the dredger at work and leaving northwards from the island with a sediment plume.

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