MACC investigating possible corruption in Sg Gong pollution

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  • Tuesday, 15 Sep 2020

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has initiated investigations into the Sungai Gong pollution incident.

"I cannot divulge the full details but we are currently scrutinising it and looking at several issues under our purview," MACC chief commissioner Datuk Seri Azam Baki told reporters at the "Corporate Liability – Are You At Risk Forum" here on Tuesday (Sept 15).

He said the investigations were being conducted together with the police and other relevant authorities.

On Sept 14, the police submitted investigation papers on the Sungai Gong pollution incident to the Attorney General's Chambers (AGC).

Environment and Water Minister Datuk Seri Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man said in a press conference that the papers were submitted to the AGC last week.

He said action could be taken under Section 43 of the Environment Quality Act against a company that caused pollution, as well as its management.

Last week, police remanded several people as part of its investigation into the pollution of Sungai Gong in Rawang after a solvent was dumped into the river caused the disruption of water supply to 1.2 million people early this month.

Subsequently, four company directors and a workshop manager were charged in connection with the case at the Selayang Sessions Court today (Sept 15).
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