Sea of waste found on banks of Sungai Muda in Kedah | Free Malaysia Today
A dumping ground of mostly electronic waste (e-waste) close to the size of six football fields has been uncovered on the banks of Sungai Muda – the primary source of water for close to three million people in Kedah and Penang – here.
The 2ha site at Kampung Kemumbung in Sidam Kiri, located on former sand mining land on the edge of the river, is hidden from view by a small oil palm estate. It is about 20km southeast of Sungai Petani town.
An aerial view of Sungai Muda reveals a sea of waste stretching right to the edge of the river.
Checks at the site showed electronic waste originating from as far as Austria and other European countries, and high-end chemicals from India and municipal waste from Japan and Asean countries.