MBKS mayor sounds alarm as rabid dog bites 11 people at Tabuan Desa Indah

Dato Wee Hong Seng

KUCHING, Jan 14: A young child and an elderly person were among those bitten by a rabid dog in the past week, said Kuching South City Council (MBKS) mayor Dato Wee Hong Seng.

According to Wee, the youngest victim is 11-years-old, while the oldest is 81. The two were among the 11 people bitten by a rabid dog within 24 hours on Sunday (Jan 7) at Tabuan Desa Indah. On the same day, another infected dog bit its owner at Lorong Tabuan Timur.

“We hope that the information we share will help our government control the rabies outbreak in Sarawak,” Wee shared during his 198th ShallWeeTalk livestream on Facebook yesterday (Jan 13).

He went on to say that while the State Veterinary Department is currently in charge of controlling the rabies outbreak, MBKS is always willing to help as a responsible city council.

On Jan 11, it was reported that there were currently 4,482 dogs registered with MBKS, with 1,000 vaccinated as of that date.

Wee also suggested that the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) be given the task of tackling and controlling the spread of rabies in Sarawak. — DayakDaily