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61 in hospital from two Johor schools over suspected fume inhalation

JOHOR BAHRU, March 11 (Bernama) -- Sixty-one people, 57 of whom are students, were admitted to the emergency unit of the Sultan Ismail Hospital today after experiencing breathing difficulty, nausea and vomiting at two Pasir Gudang schools that were ordered to close again today after reopening since their closure last Thursday over a similar problem.

The 57 students of Sekolah Kebangsaan Taman Pasir Putih and Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Pasir Putih, located near Sungai Kim Kim where dumped chemical waste had given off methane fumes, and four adults, one of whom is a teacher, were sent to the hospital.....

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Two schools closed again as students experience breathing difficulty


JOHOR BAHRU, March 11 (Bernama) -- Two schools in Pasir Gudang were ordered to be closed for the second time in five days after several students complained again of breathing difficulty due to what is believed to be inhalation of toxic chemical fumes.

 
 

Students more cautious following toxic fumes incident


JOHOR BAHRU, March 11 (Bernama) -- Students of the two schools which were ordered to close following toxic fumes incident caused by chemical dumping in Sungai Kim Kim last Thursday, were seen exercising safety precautions as they returned to school today. 

 
 

13 climbers who got lost scaling gunung berlumut rescued


KLUANG, March 11 (Bernama) -- Rescuers found and brought to safety 13 people who got lost overnight while scaling Gunung Berlumut at Felda Ulu Dengar here.

 
 

SK Pasir Puteh, SMK Pasir Putih to open tomorrow


JOHOR BAHRU,  March 10  (Bernama) --  Sekolah Kebangsaan Pasir Puteh and Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Pasir Putih, near Pasir Gudang, which were closed last Thursday due to air pollution caused by chemical dumping in Sungai Kimkim is confirmed safe, said Johor Education Department deputy director Azman Adnan.

 
 

Three seriously injured in fight over drug area


JOHOR BAHRU, March 10  (Bernama) -- The Johor police have arrested a 34-year-old man for investigation over a fight, believed over control of drug peddling area, which left three men seriously injured.

 
 

Firemen to collect samples of oil patches in KimKim River


JOHOR BAHRU, March 10 (Bernama) -- The Fire and Rescue Department of Johor are expected to take samples of patches of black oil which are believed to be the remnants of a chemical waste which was dumped into the KimKim River, on Thursday.

 
 

Source of Sungai Chohong pollution tracked down


MELAKA, March 9 (Bernama) – Following numerous public complaints about Sungai Chohong in Jasin all of a sudden turning black and stinking, the Melaka Department of Environment (DOE) launched an investigation and believes the source of pollution is chicken breeding activities and a waste disposal site on the border between Johor and Melaka.

 
 

Chemical pollution: schools to reopen only on Monday


JOHOR BAHRU, March 9 (Bernama) -- Two schools in Pasir Gudang, which have been closed after students sniffed chemical gas resulting from the dumping of chemical waste into Sungai Kim Kim, have not been permitted to open tomorrow.

 
 

Residents sound alarm about black, smelly river


JASIN, March 9 (Bernama) – Inhabitants of Chin Chin and Kampung Chohong are alarmed that Sungai Chohong -- a source of water for daily activities and where they fish – has become black and smelly, with river life suffering.

 
 

Melaka govt to set up Nusantara Foundation - Adly


MELAKA, March 9 (Bernama) -- The Melaka government will set up the Nusantara Foundation with aims to rebrand the state as a hub for unity as well as to help boost the economy of the Muslim community in the Southeast Asia region.

 
 
 

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