Malaysia: 26 investigation papers opened on illegal waste dumping in Johor

The Star 8 Jul 19;

JOHOR BARU (Bernama): The Johor Solid Waste and Public Cleansing Management Corporation (SWCorp) has opened 26 investigation papers for the illegal dumping of solid waste since 2018.

Its director Cairul Hisham Jalaluddin said 12 companies had been charged, including three as of Monday (July 8).

"We are completing the investigation papers against the remaining 14 companies," he told reporters when met at the Sessions Court here.

On the cases that were brought to court today, he said three companies were involved, adding that all pleaded guilty to the charges and were fined a total of RM45,000.

He said factories in Johor Baru, Iskandar Puteri and Kulai are to dump their solid waste at the sanitary disposal site in Seelong, while the dumping site is at Tanjung Langsat for those in Pasir Gudang.

Cairul also advised the public to not throw their rubbish at undesignated places to avoid action being taken against them.

He said that individuals or companies charged with the offence face a fine of between RM10,000 and RM100,000, or imprisonment of up to five years if found guilty. -Bernama

Illegal waste disposal: Three companies get RM15k fine each
The Star 8 Jul 19;

JOHOR BARU (Bernama): Three construction waste disposal companies were fined RM15,000 each by the Sessions Court here Monday (July 8) after they pleaded guilty to disposing scheduled solid wastes at unauthorised areas around here from July 2018 to January this year.

Judge Wan Mohd Nor Hisham Wan Yaakob meted out the fine on Toh Loh Construction Sdn Bhd, Nine Three Three Renovation & Enterprise and CK Kim Trading after the company representatives entered the plea when the charges were read out to them separately.

Toh Loh Construction, represented by its director Chung Hoong Kong, was charged with dumping construction waste materials at two lots of land in Plentong on July 17, 2018 at 3.15pm.

On the second count, the company was charged with dumping household wastes at the plots of land on the same date and time.

However, the company was only fined on the first charge as it was let off with a warning on the second count.

Meanwhile, Nine Three Three Renovation & Enterprise, represented by its company manager, Lee Wai Ping was charged with dumping construction waste materials at Lot 2008, Kampung Ladang Darat in Tanjung Kupang, on Jan 30, 2019 at about noon.

As for CK Kim Trading, which was represented by its director Lee Keow Heok, the company was charged with disposing construction wastes on Tenaga Nasional Bhd reserve land at Taman Impian Emas, in Tebrau on Nov 22, 2018 at 11.55am.

The charges framed under Section 71(1) of the Solid Waste and Public Cleansing Management Act 2007 punishable under Section 71(8) of the same Act provides a fine of not less than RM10,000 and not exceeding RM100,000 or imprisonment not exceeding five years or both. - Bernama