Help MPP stamp out rubbish dumping, public urged

Yap (right) and Cheong at the illegal dump site and vandalised signboard at Everbright Park in 3rd Mile, Kuching.

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KUCHING, Dec 18: Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) Public Complaints Bureau (PCB) today urged the public to help Padawan Municipal Council (MPP) keep the environment clean and beautiful by reporting or lodging a complaint if they see anyone dumping rubbish illegally by the roadside.

SUPP PCB chief Wilfred Yap said they could report to MPP by giving information such as the registration number of the offender’s vehicle, location, date, time, description of rubbish and description of the offenders.

“A photo of the offender of illegal rubbish dumping taken from a handphone will be very effective in identifying the offender,” he said in a statement.

Recently, SUPP PCB received a complaint from residents of Everbright Park, 3rd Mile, Penrissen Road, of an illegal dump at the roadside and vandalism of an MPP signboard notifying the public of a fine of RM2,000 if caught for illegal dumping.

Following the request for assistance, Yap and Kapitan Cheong Ek Boh went to inspect and assess the situation to see what could be done to resolve the problem.

“The matter has been brought to the attention of MPP,” said Yap, who reminded the public that illegally dumped rubbish costs ratepayers a lot of money each year in removal charges.

Instead of dumping rubbish illegally, he said anyone who needed to dispose of bulk rubbish should contact Trienekens at 082-612300 for their rates and charges.

Yap also suggested that instead of relying wholly on MPP for cleanliness, it would be good if residents of housing estates could be proactive in keeping the cleanliness of their own residential area through ‘gotong-royong’ activities, and together with MPP build a beautiful, clean and sustainable housing area.

Meanwhile, SUPP PCB is always ready to assist the public and lend a helping hand to anyone facing problems or who come across problems of public interest but does not know how to deal with it.

Anyone requiring assistance can always call the bureau’s mobile number at 016-7797688 or 082-246999 or go direct to SUPP Head Office to request for assistance. — DayakDaily