‘Irresponsible’ coal dust dumping off of Melaka caught on camera by local fishermen

After nearly two-minute-long footage was leaked onto the internet showing a vessel dumping coal dust into the seas off the Melaka coast, environmental advocacy groups are asking the state government to take action.  Local fishermen recorded the footage, showing a rusty boat dumping the waste into waters near the shoreline. Melaka’s Consumer Affairs and ...

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Dengue cases at an almost 90% increase compared to same time last year

Dengue cases at an almost 90% increase compared to same time last year

Malaysia’s Health Minister Dzulkefly Ahmad is reporting that between January and July of this year, a total of 72,356 dengue cases have been reported, drastically higher than...

Two very different takes on an alleged environmental crisis happening in Malaysia

Two very different takes on an alleged environmental crisis happening in Malaysia

As the environmental situation in Johor’s industrial Pasir Gudang area continues to leave scores of residents complaining of malaise, two of Malaysia’s biggest newspapers had...

Area-wide school closures decreed after students in Pasir Gudang fall ill from alleged toxic fumes

Area-wide school closures decreed after students in Pasir Gudang fall ill from alleged toxic fumes

In a case that echoes this year’s earlier illicit toxic waste dumping in the Sungai Kim Kim area of industrial Johor, all kindergartens, schools, and educational institutions in...

Health Ministry rules out TB and leptospirosis in mysterious death of 14 native people

Health Ministry rules out TB and leptospirosis in mysterious death of 14 native people

Health Ministry investigators looking into the unexplained death of 14 orang asli (native people) in the Kelantan area are reporting today that both tuberculosis and leptospirosis...

Scientists warn that eating shellfish from Malaysia’s west coast could lead to heavy metal poisoning

Scientists warn that eating shellfish from Malaysia’s west coast could lead to heavy metal poisoning

A team of scientists lead by a senior lecturer from Universiti Malaysia Terengganu’s (UMT) School of Marine and Environmental Sciences department made an unsettling discovery...

Deforestation making Malaysia ‘ground zero’ for surge in monkey malaria say scientists

Deforestation making Malaysia ‘ground zero’ for surge in monkey malaria say scientists

Although Malaysia has largely eradicated human to human cases of malaria, there is a new threat in our midst in the form of monkey malaria. Previously a threat confined to the...

61 cases of laksa food poisoning, reports that noodles may have been the cause

61 cases of laksa food poisoning, reports that noodles may have been the cause

Over the last week, 61 cases of food poisoning have been attributed to the consumption of laksa purchased from a hawker stall in the north of the country. Today, reports have...

Saving Face: Fourteen skincare products pulled from shelves by Health Ministry

Saving Face: Fourteen skincare products pulled from shelves by Health Ministry

Malaysia’s National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Department (NPRA), a branch of the Health Ministry, announced today that 14 products listed as skincare items were being pulled...

Lettuce not eat this: Vege 2 Fresh brand of iceberg lettuce pulled from Malaysian shelves

Lettuce not eat this: Vege 2 Fresh brand of iceberg lettuce pulled from Malaysian shelves

Last week we reported that Singaporean health authorities pulled two brands of lettuce of Malaysian provenance from their supermarket shelves due to excessive pesticide...


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