JOHOR BAHRU: A non-executive director of a used tyre processing factory was charged in the Sessions Court yesterday with abetting three others to dispose scheduled wastes into Sungai Kim Kim in Pasir Gudang last month.

Sim Wei Der, 50, who is a Singapore national, however, pleaded not guilty when the charge was read out to him before Judge Jailani Rahman.

According to the charge sheet, Sim was charged with abetting N Maridass, 35, Yap Yoke Liang, 42 and Wang Jing Chao, 34, to dispose oil wastes and sludges, which were listed in the First Schedule of the Environmental Quality (Scheduled Wastes) Regulations 2005 into Sungai Kim Kim using a Mitsubishi lorry and a semi-trailer tank.

The disposal of wastes was done without prior approval from the Director-General of Environmental Quality. – Bernama