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4 arrested over Sungai Selangor pollution

The four, who include two company directors, have been remanded for seven days.

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Police have arrested four individuals, including two directors of a road construction company, in connection with the raw water pollution in Sungai Selangor which caused an unscheduled disruption in water supply in several areas in the Klang Valley yesterday afternoon.

All four have been remanded for seven days from today.

The remand order against the four suspects, aged 33 to 44, was issued by magistrate Nur Hafizah Rajuni at the Selayang Magistrate’s Court following an application by the police.

The two company directors are a 40-year-old woman and a 43-year-old man, while the other two, both men, include a Bangladeshi national.

They are being investigated under Section 430 of the Penal Code for committing mischief causing a diminution of water supply for human and animal consumption, which provides for imprisonment for up to 30 years, a fine, or both, upon conviction.

Selangor Criminal Investigation Department head Fadzil Ahmat, in a statement today, said the suspects were arrested in the Klang Valley area between midnight and early this morning.

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