Pasir Gudang dumping

What happened and who is responsible?

by Kathy Xu

On the morning of 7 March, 2019, several individuals in Pasir Gudang, Johor, were hospitalised for what looked like symptoms of chemical poisoning. It was later discovered that a lorry carrying chemical waste illegally dumped it in the nearby Sungai Kim Kim river. How did it happen? And what will it take to prevent such acts from being committed in the future?

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What and where is Pasir Gudang?

Pasir Gudang, an industrial town located in Mukim Plentong, Johor Bahru District in Johor, Malaysia.

What happened?
Communities affected

Two men wearing safety equipment to deal with hazardous materials.

Malaysia's clean up efforts

The chemicals from the Pasir Gudang chemical spill in Johor, and the potential harm they might have caused.

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Effects on Malaysia in numbers

How the chemical dumping from Pasir Gudang had affected Malaysia in terms of victims affected, closure of schools, and monetary losses.

Was Singapore affected?

Singapore's Housing Development Board (HDB) estates along a river.

Who is responsible and what are the charges?
How Malaysia will move forward in the aftermath
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