MBKS to beef up enforcement for a cleaner, more livable city

Wee (standing third right) delivering his speech at the car park area next to Padungan Arch today. Screeshot taken from Dato Wee Hong Seng’s Facebook live broadcast.

By Adrian Lim

KUCHING, Dec 5: The Kuching South City Council (MBKS) will carry out more enforcement in public areas next year to ensure that the city remains clean.

MBKS Mayor Dato Wee Hong Seng expressed his disappointment that after years of an anti-littering campaign organised by the council, Kuchingnites still did not heed the advice and throwing rubbish such as face masks in public places.

“It is not uncommon to see people throwing cigarette buds in public areas, tissue papers out of moving vehicles and now the common one is the face masks.

“This little bug among us, we need to act on them. For next year, we will have a Key Performance Indicator (KPI) for our enforcement (division) to reach the compound that they should issue.

“I like no complaints but I do like no compounds. This is the KPI set for all enforcements,” he said in his speech during the MBKS clean-up campaign at Padungan here today.

Wee thus called on Kuchingnites to be more innovative and enterprising to ensure that the city remains clean and environmentally friendly to live in.

He said it is the responsibility of all citizens to work together to ensure that the city is clean.

He added the city needed the widespread participation of every citizen to ensure that Kuching remains clean all the time.

“To achieve widespread participation of Kuchingnites in all aspects of remaking Kuching, we must embrace a new mindset.

“We must become innovative and enterprising and embrace lifelong learning. We must also have a greater sense of ownership towards ourselves, our family, our community, our environment and our nation. We must have a greater sense of responsibility towards our action too,” he added.

Thus, he called on all the citizens to have a sense of belonging and take care of the environment and the cleanliness of the city. —DayakDaily