Four arrested over latest water pollution incident (Updated)


PETALING JAYA: Four suspects linked to the latest water pollution incident that led to the closure of the Rantau Panjang water treatment plant will be remanded on Wednesday (Nov 11).

"Acting on the latest reports of water pollution, the police conducted arrests from midnight to early morning today," said Selangor CID chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Fadzil Ahmat in a statement on Wednesday.

"The arrests were made in Gombak, Damansara and Kelana Jaya.

"Four individuals, aged between 33 to 43, were arrested. Investigations showed the female suspect was the registered name that rented the premises on Jalan Velox 2, Rawang.

"Meanwhile, a 33-year-old Bangladeshi man and a local man stockpiled chemical materials at the rented premises. It is believed that chemicals were thrown into a sewage hole and flowed to the polluted area," he said.

All the suspects will be sent to the Selayang court for their remand orders.

The Selangor Water Management Authority said on Tuesday that the source of the pollution might be solvents that were found in Sungai Selangor.

It caused operations at the water treatment plants in Rantau Panjang and Sungai Selangor’s Phase 1,2 and 3 to be stopped from 12.45pm.

This led to another round of water cuts to 1,139,008 accounts across the state.

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