MBKS urges Qing Ming Festival observers to bring rubbish home if bins absent at cemeteries

Rubbish seen discarded irresponsibly on the ground within a cemetery.

KUCHING, April 2: Kuching South City Council (MBKS) has urged those observing the Qing Ming Festival to bring their rubbish home for proper disposal, especially if roll-in roll-out (RoRo) bins are not available at cemeteries.

MBKS mayor Dato Wee Hong Seng emphasised the importance of civic responsibility in maintaining cleanliness in public places, including cemeteries, during festive periods.

“In our efforts to uphold cleanliness and environmental consciousness, the Council appeals to all participants of Qing Ming Festival to dispose of their waste responsibly,” he said in a statement today.

Meanwhile, Wee commended Trienekens for its prompt provision of a RoRo bin to 8th Mile Hokkien Cemetery to facilitate proper waste disposal over the past weekend, as Chinese families turned up in droves to honour their ancestors and departed loved ones.

“Trienekens’ proactive approach not only helpdd in addressing littering concerns but also demonstrated their commitment to serving the needs of the community.

“I urge all attendees to utilise the provided RoRo bins for proper disposal of rubbish,” he advised.

Qing Ming Festival, also known as Tomb Sweeping Day, falls on April 4 this year. — DayakDaily