11 at palm oil plant nabbed in connection with water pollution incident at Sungai Kundang

PETALING JAYA: Eleven people were arrested at a palm oil processing plant in connection with the water pollution detected at Sungai Kundang.

Selangor CID chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Fadzil Ahmat said that among those arrested in the raid on Monday (Oct 26) were the factory's manager, two local men and eight foreign workers.

"We also seized several documents along with equipment that we suspect caused the pollution," he said in a statement on Tuesday (Oct 27).

The eleven, aged 27 to 66, have been remanded until Nov 2.

Last week, Selangor environment, green technology, science, technology and innovation and consumer affairs committee chairman Hee Loy Sian said that the Selangor Water Management Authority (LUAS) received two complaints regarding water pollution incidents on Oct 22, that had the potential to cause suspension of the state's water treatment plants.

Preliminary investigation by LUAS found that the odour pollution was from biodiesel, which resulted in more than 10 TONs (threshold odour number) found in the Kundang Jaya Industrial area, he said.

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