Possible RM10mil fine,15 years jail for water polluters in June's Parliament session

Published on 16 Feb 2023 2:35:37 PM

Those who pollute and contaminate water sources could see heavier punishments as new amendments to existing laws will be tabled in Parliament by June.

Natural Resources, Environment and Climate Change Minister Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad said amendments to the Water Industry Act 2006 will raise the maximum fine from RM100,000 to RM10mil and a prison term of up to 15 years from the initial one-year term.

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