MBKS mayor: No positive rabies cases reported this week, over 600 pets vaccinated

Wee updating the community on the rabies issue during his 214th ShallWeeTalk, which was streamed live on his official Facebook page on May 4, 2024.

By Ashley Sim

KUCHING, May 4: There have been no positive rabies cases reported this week, which is a positive development, according to Kuching South City Council (MBKS) Mayor Dato Wee Hong Seng.

Wee also noted that the results of the five bite cases reported on April 29 around the 7th Mile area by the Padawan Municipal Council’s (MPP) stray dog catching team are still pending and will be followed up by MPP.


“I told MPP chairman Tan Kai that MBKS will help share the results of bite cases in MPP’s jurisdiction if there are any for public awareness, but so far, I don’t believe there are any cases in that area, so well done, MPP,” he said during the mayor’s 214th ShallWeeTalk, which was streamed live on his official Facebook page today.

He went on to say that the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) conducted an Integrated Rabies Operation in the city last week, focusing on areas with the highest recorded human rabies cases.

“Last week, from Friday to Sunday, we also conducted mass vaccinations in the MBKS, MPP, and Kuching North City Commission (DBKU) areas, vaccinating over 600 pets.

“We will have two more mass vaccinations soon, and we hope that everyone will take advantage of this opportunity to vaccinate their dogs and cats, as everything is free.

“We must take rabies seriously and achieve our goal of zero cases in the near future because failure to act now will make things difficult,” he added.

The mayor also stated that SDMC will go door to door to ensure that dogs and cats have been vaccinated and that a permit or licence has been issued by the appropriate council. — DayakDaily