KUCHING, Nov 14: Kota Samarahan Municipal Council (MPKS) and Padawan Municipal Council (MPP) have one message for drug pushers and illegal dumpers — beware.
In a statement today, MPKS chairman Dato Peter Minos said the two municipalities will be teaming up to seek solutions to tackling a few key issues they share.
On illegal dumping, he said that MPKS and MPP must be vigilant and keep themselves alert to inform each other should they detect any such instances, as it is a ‘cat and mouse’ situation due to how the perpetrators can evade detection.
“The same goes for crimes such as drug peddling. (The areas within the jurisdiction of) MPKS and MPP has become the drug pushers’ playground.
“The two municipalities must act together to alert the police, as the police can’t handle the problem alone. We must help our police,” he said.
At the same time, Minos also expressed his appreciation for being able to cooperate with MPP on tackling the key issues faced by both municipalities.
“We are in the business of keeping our areas safe and clean. Drug pushers and illegal dumpers, beware — we are after them all the way. What touches MPP touches us, too. It is the sharing of burdens for the common good.”
On the severe traffic jam problem at the 8th Mile Kuching-Serian Road, he said it needs collaborative efforts from MPKS and MPP as the area is within the ‘shared’ jurisdictions of both municipalities.
“A solution must be found so that commuters do not needlessly suffer daily traffic woes. MPKS and MPP will soon bring the matter to the higher authorities,” said Minos. — DayakDaily