Saturday, May 10, 2008

RM28,000 fine for releasing untreated effluents

Saturday May 10, 2008

A SENIOR manager of a company in Nilai, near Seremban, was fined RM28,000, or 16 months jail, by the Sessions Court in Seremban for releasing untreated effluents into a drain in Nilai more than two years ago.

Shahidan Ahmad, an employee of Dongwha Fibreboard Sdn Bhd located in the Nilai Industrial Park, had allegedly committed the offence on April 12, 2006.

Prosecuting officer Zulfadzli Zakaria, who is also state Department of Environment deputy director, said four samples were taken from the premises and later sent to the Chemistry
Department for analysis on the day of the incident.

The results showed that the effluents released by the company were not properly treated.
Shahidan, who was represented by Hanie Izawati Ahmad Kamil, was charged under section 25 (1) of the Environmental Quality Act 1974.

He paid the fine.

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