Malaysia's environment minister Yeo Bee Yin stands beside a container full of plastic waste just before it is shipped back to its country of origin. Photo: EPA-EFE

Hong Kong green groups demand action after Malaysia ships nine containers of waste back to city

  • Southeast Asian country says containers did not have proper permits and believes waste was contaminated
  • Hong Kong is one of biggest re-exporters of waste after mainland China stopped importing it
Topic |   Hong Kong environmental issues

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Malaysia's environment minister Yeo Bee Yin stands beside a container full of plastic waste just before it is shipped back to its country of origin. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Phila Siu

Phila Siu

Phila Siu, also known as Bobby, has been a journalist since 2009. He has reported on human rights, security, politics, and society in Hong Kong, mainland China and Southeast Asia. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Hong Kong Baptist University and a human rights law master's degree from the University of Hong Kong.