South Korean chemical company Lotte Chemical Titan Holding Bhd is providing its assistance and expertise to help ease the chemical pollution in Pasir Gudang, Johor.
Its president Lee Dong-woo said about 20 of its employees have been deployed to provide assistance.
"We are very sad over the chemical dumping incident in Johor. We have mobilised assistance to schools and homes in the affected area," he told the media on the sidelines of the Malaysia-Korea Business Forum in Kuala Lumpur today.
He also said that as Lotte Chemical Titan has vast experience in chemical incidents, it is willing to help in the clean-up once the type of chemical that caused the pollution has been identified.
"Right now we have helped to clean up schools that have been affected by the chemical pollution. We also have deployed our ambulance and equipment to the affected area," he said.
As of yesterday, all 111 schools in the Pasir Gudang area have been closed, while 506 people have sought treatment, including 166 being hospitalised with nine in the Intensive Care Unit.
The culprits responsible for the chemical pollution are expected to be charged today.