MALAYSIA

 
Published: Saturday 04 July 2015

Toxic waste dumped in the southern state of Johor has sparked off environmental and health fears. The waste was reportedly brought in from Singapore by illegal dumping syndicates.

Samples of the waste material have been collected to determine the level of toxicity. Initial investigations suggest that most of the waste was residual paint, paint sludge and chemical sludge left by factories.

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