MPP chairman: Illegal dumping of waste around MJC will have serious repercussions for offenders

Tan Kai (green shirt) and MPP councilor Aaron Tay (yellow shirt) showing reporters the illegally dumped waste scattered at one of the waste bin areas around the shop lots in MJC.

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KUCHING, Aug 25: Padawan Municipal Council (MPP) chairman Tan Kai has condemned the irresponsible act of illegal dumping at designated waste bin areas around shop lots in MJC.

Tan Kai said the unsightly littering were mostly being done in four blocks, namely in Cr, Ae, Aj and Dd.

“This is a recurring issue. All type of waste such as construction waste, domestic waste, commercial waste including broken used furniture, are being dumped by the culprits,” he told a press conference after visiting one of the waste bin areas in Block Cr today.

Tan Kai said that illegal dumping is an offence under By-law 18(3), The Local Authorities (Cleanliness) By-Laws, 1999.

He warned that any person found guilty of dumping waste illegally can be fined RM1,000 for the first offence and, in the case of a second or subsequent offence, could face further fines of RM2,000 or imprisonment for six months or both.

“The block management committee can contact Trienekens should they wish to dispose of bulky waste for a minimum fee.

“MPP has also contacted the block management committee that is responsible of the cleanliness and maintenance of bin centre to address this issue,” he added. — DayakDaily