3 more Johor factories ordered to stop operations

Representatives from Johor industries at a town hall session with Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin at Pasir Gudang yesterday. (Bernama pic.)

JOHOR BAHRU: The Johor Department of Environment (DoE) has issued an immediate order to three more factories to stop operations after they were found to have violated provisions of the Environmental Quality Act 1974.

The order, issued yesterday, brings to six the number of factories ordered to stop operations, said Johor DoE director Wan Abdul Latiff Wan Jaffar.

“However, the offences are not related to the emitting of foul odour gases,” he said.

Wan Latiff also said the operation over the past few days focused on chemical factories and factories using chemicals as well as those that produce toxic and hazardous effluents.

“Up to yesterday, 90 factories were inspected,” he said.