Malacca river turns black in suspected pollution


The Malacca river has turned black in a suspected case of pollution. Authorities say the water smells foul while dead fish were also seen. – EPA pic, May 20, 2019.

POLLUTION has caused the water in Malacca river to turn black and smell foul, with dead fish seen since yesterday, especially in Taman Rempah.

Malacca health and anti-drugs exco Low Chee Leong said the pollution was detected from the Batu Hampar Dam in Batu Berendam, which has been instructed to be shut down immediately  to prevent the situation from getting worse.


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