Just look at the colour of our river water and you immediately know that most are being polluted on the daily basis.Below is a news about two of the culprits got apprehended and fined by the court.What happened to the rest?
Our local authorities are the ones who approved the construction and operation of factories.They should be more environmentally conscious and take action aggressively by closing the factory for non -compliance.Sadly,I noticed a few are so weak that they can't even maintain their drains and cut their grass behind their own offices.
Published: Wednesday February 3, 2010 MYT 9:16:00 PM
Oil palm companies fined for water pollution
By MOHD FARHAAN SHAH
BATU PAHAT: Two oil palm companies were fined a total of RM25,000 by a Sessions Court here for pollution by discharging waste matter into the river above the allowed limit.
The PPNJ oil palm factory in Batu 17, Mukim Kahang committed the offence on Feb 19, 2008 by releasing waste that contained biological oxygen demand (BOD) and suspended solids.
The factory was fined RM15,000 or six months’ jail for the offence.
In the same court, a Felda-owned oil palm factory in Kahang Timur was also charged with releasing waste that contained BOD on Oct 14, 2008.
Sessions Court judge Mohamad Haldar Abd Aziz fined the factory RM10,000 or six months’ jail for the offence.
Both factories were charged under Section 16 (1) of the Environment Quality Act 1974 and Section 16 (2) of the same Act.
Deputy public prosecutor Noor Mohd Emran Amir prosecuted the case, while both factories were not represented.