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KUCHING, Jan 6: Kuching South City Council (MBKS) has clarified that there was no termination of service of scavenging workers at BDC Recycling Centre.
In response to Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) Public Complaints Bureau chief Wilfred Yap’s allegation, MBKS said community from Kampung Stampin, BDC, can still be involved in the centre’s activity.
“This centre was established on Nov 11, 2002, to provide a venue for residents to deposit their recyclable items. MBKS has been working with the community from Kampung Stampin to man the centre since 2013,” the council said in a statement.
The community helped collect used clothes and other recyclable items to ensure cleanliness and tidiness of the place, it added.
“However, recently MBKS found out that the centre is not well-managed with all personal belongings kept unorganised and as such, decided to assign its staff to be stationed at the centre to further improve the housekeeping.
“On Jan 2, at 2.17pm, the council’s zone councillors had briefed Yap pertaining to the actual situation.
“Therefore, MBKS wishes to clarify that there is no termination of this joined project and the community can still be involved in this activity,” the statement said.
MBKS is also appealing to the public to cooperate closely with them before making any comments to the press to avoid any misinformation that would jeopardise the council’s reputation.
Yap was reported as saying today to have met with five of the scavenging workers. According to him, the affected individuals had informed him that their services will be terminated by MBKS after seven years of operating at the recycling centre.
He appealed to the council to allow the affected individuals continue their activities at the recycling centre to make income. — DayakDaily