Company director, two others remanded a week over Rawang river pollution


KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The Selayang Magistrate's Court has remanded three men, including a company director, for seven days from Tuesday (Oct 27) in connection with the pollution in Sungai Kundang, Rawang.

The remand order was issued by Magistrate Nur Hafizah Rajuni.

Besides the company director, aged 67, the other two are local workers of a palm oil mill.

They were arrested at 3pm yesterday for investigation under Section 430 of the Penal Code for allegedly committing mischief that they knew would likely to cause a diminution of water supply for human beings and animals.

They face an imprisonment for up to 30 years, or fine, or both, if found guilty.

According to media reports, preliminary investigation by by Lembaga Urus Air Selangor (LUAS) found that the odour pollution was caused by biodiesel substance of over 10 TON in the flow from the Kundang Jaya industrial area.

Further investigations by LUAS and Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Air Selangor) into a nearby premises found the same odour pollution of up to 10 TON in its final discharge. - Bernama

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