DVS to take immediate action to tackle stench from 1,500 culled pigs buried at Jln Oya, Sibu

Dr Adrian Susin Ambud

By Lian Cheng

KUCHING, Feb 24: The Department of Veterinary Services Sarawak (DVS) will take immediate action to resolve the issue of the stench from dead pigs buried at Mile 17 of Jalan Oya, Sibu.

DVS director Dr Adrian Susin acknowledged the issue and promised to take prompt action.

“DVS will act on this immediately and we will get assistance from other agencies to assist us,” Dr Adrian told DayakDaily.

Dudong assemblyman Dato Sri Tiong King Sing had on a social media post highlighted the complaints of residents who were affected by the foul smell emanating from dead pigs at Mile 17, Jalan Oya despite the animal carcasses being handled and buried.

Tiong said the recent burying of culled pigs infected with African Swine Fever (ASF) by the DVS should have gone well with no aftereffects because they are the experts.

The Bintulu MP questioned whether the staff involved in the process of burying the pig carcasses did their jobs properly.

He pointed out the affected residents are the ones who have to pay for the consequences when they have to live with the foul smell. — DayakDaily