MBKS mayor again warns to stop dumping unwanted fish into Friendship Park pond

Wee engaging the community through his ShallWeeTalk online session on May 25, 2024.

By Ashley Sim

KUCHING, May 25: Kuching South City Council (MBKS) mayor Dato Wee Hong Seng has warned citizens again not to release unwanted fish into the Malaysia-China Friendship Park (Taman Sahabat) pond at Jalan Song here to prevent overcrowding and oxygen deprivation of the existing fish in the pond.

The mayor also advised park visitors against feeding the fish expired bread, as consuming rotten food could potentially lead to their death.


“As you can see, the fish were discovered dead floating on the pond’s surface, indicating that the pond is already overcrowded and lacks oxygen.

“We have already contacted agriculture department officials to inspect the situation.

“Our team is currently working to increase the oxygen levels in the pond. I hope citizens do not throw unwanted fish into the pond and feed the fish with expired bread,” Wee said during his ShallWeeTalk live session today.

He went on to say that the Friendship Park pond is not a place for releasing unwanted fish.

“After asking around, we learned that the kind of fish in the pond right now will perish quickly if there isn’t enough oxygen.

“We are currently clearing the dead fish and pumping new water into the pond. Normally, only one pump is responsible for this, so additional pumps have been installed in the pond.

“So, please do not release any more unwanted fish into the pond, and do not feed the fish with expired bread,” Wee added.

This week, numerous dead fish were discovered floating on the pond’s surface, according to social media reports. This is not the first time such an incident has occurred at Friendship Park. — DayakDaily