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Asean foreign ministers express concern over illegal trans-boundary movement of hazardous wastes to the region.
PBA says the pollution at Sungai Selangor should serve as a wake-up call to the authorities in Kedah and Penang.
Group raises concern over health risk as water is treated for consumption in Kedah and Penang.
This comes more than two weeks after Malaysia announced it would ship back container loads of plastic waste back to its source.
Environment minister Yeo Bee Yin also issues a warning to Malaysians involved in the import of waste from other countries.
State executive councillor says will act against owner of BM site where okra powder had been dumped, despite previous action against the same owner, and others who disregard the law.
The Department of Environment says there is no imminent risk to the people or environment, although an NGO feels otherwise.
Thousands of containers carrying discarded electronic parts have made their way into Malaysia, where a booming hazardous recycling industry is taking root.
Imports of plastic waste from Malaysia's 10 biggest source countries jumped to 456,000 tonnes between January and July, versus 316,600 tonnes purchased in all of 2017 and 168,500 tonnes in 2016.