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Remand of factory bosses linked to river pollution extended 5 days

They were initially remanded for six days from Saturday.

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The remand of four factory managers suspected of involvement in the water pollution incident at Sungai Gong, Rawang was today extended by another five days.

The order to further remand the men, aged 50 to 60, was issued by magistrate Nik Mohd Fadli Nik Azlan.

The suspects, who are also brothers, were initially remanded for six days from Saturday. They were brought to the Selayang Magistrate’s Court at 9.15am.

At the same court, a factory worker in his 30s was remanded for six days from today in connection with a similar incident after being arrested in Gombak, yesterday.

All of them were remanded for the investigation under Section 430 of the Penal Code.

The oil pollution said to have come from the factory caused four water treatment plants in Sungai Selangor to suspend operations, disrupting the supply of water to 1,292 areas in the Klang Valley.

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