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There was no shortage of major events that grabbed the nation's attention in 2019, but here are the stories that our readers found the most compelling.
FOR Johor, the year 2019 was filled with happenings, with some making headlines in the print, digital and electronics media not only in the country but even internationally.
SHAH ALAM (Bernama): The Hazardous Materials Unit (Hazmat) of the Fire and Rescue Department of Malaysia (JBPM) is monitoring a toxic waste dump, believed to be chemicals in Kampung Tambak Jawa, Kuala Selangor.
Company donates gas detector to Masai school to guard against toxic pollution.
JOHOR BARU: The upcoming Johor Budget 2020 should give serious weight to bread and butter issues facing Johoreans, especially in relation to affordable housing and river contamination.
JOHOR BARU: Bahru Stainless Sdn Bhd has donated 232 sets of school uniforms to 116 students from SMK Taman Tanjung Puteri Resort, Pasir Gudang as part of the company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative.
JOHOR BARU: The state education department has outlined several precautionary measures to be taken for the upcoming UPSR examination for pupils in 12 primary schools, declared as “hotspot schools” during the recent chemical pollution in Pasir Gudang.
MP Hassan Abdul Karim said among the measures include giving school holidays to all other students from Year 1 to Year 5 during the examination period between Sept 4 to Sept 11.
JOHOR BARU: Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Dr Sahruddin Jamal made an unprecedented move when he apologised for the state government’s poor handling of the two major chemical incidents in Pasir Gudang this year.
KUALA Lumpur mayor Datuk Nor Hisham Ahmad Dahlan wants an immediate investigation to be carried out into the dead fish incident in Kuala Lumpur.
THE Sweetly Dangerous Squad from SK Taman Kepong, Kuala Lumpur, emerged champions in the International Science Drama Competition (ISDC) 2019 Primary Category for their “Hazardous Chemical Pollution” skit inspired by the toxic waste pollution in Sungai Kim Kim in Pasir Gudang, Johor.