Yap encourages residents to lodge illegal dumping, garden waste to council

Yap (second left), Lee (left) together with MPP officers and the grass cutting contractor checking out the condition at Taman Rekreasi Mei Lee Villa recently

By Adrian Lim

KUCHING, March 9: Residents under Padawan Municipal Council (MPP) jurisdiction are encouraged to report illegal dumping and garden waste at the roadside or recreation parks to the local council.

Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) Kota Sentosa chairman Wilfred Yap made the remark after an inspection at Taman Rekreasi Mei Lee Villa, Kota Sentosa recently together with MPP officers, Penghulu Lai Boon Khee and Kapitan Lee Tho Fung.

The inspection followed complaints from the local residents over the unkempt park.

Yap observed illegal garden waste was being dumped at the roadside and recreation park thus urging the residents to lodge a complaint and send the photos to local council if they witnessed the culprits in action.

“The public can report to MPP of the offenders who dispose of garden waste indiscriminately by providing MPP the information or evidence.

“A photo of the offender of illegal garden waste dumping taken from a hand phone will be very effective in identifying the offender or offenders.

“Everyone should play our role in keeping our roadside free of garden waste and public recreation parks environmentally clean and pleasant,” Yap said in a statement.

Yap who is also SUPP Public Complaints Bureau (SUPP PCB) chief acted immediately after receiving complaints from Taman Mei Lee residents who called MPP officers to inspect the condition of the recreation park.

He then highlighted the matter straight away to the attention of MPP adding that MPP officers in charge of supervision and maintenance have requested the grass cutting contractor to jointly inspect and assess the situation.

During the joint inspection exercise at Taman Rekreasi Mei Lee Villa, MPP had instructed the grass cutting contractor to carry out the required works satisfactorily under the scope of their contract with MPP.

Meanwhile, Yap pointed out that he viewed the matter seriously and will continue to monitor the situation to ensure that all the works required are carried out and completed properly at Taman Rekreasi Mei Lee Villa.

“Keeping our environment and surroundings clean and hygienic is a collective duty and not solely the responsibility of MPP,” he added.

At the same time, he encourages anyone who comes across problems of public interest to contact SUPP Public Complaint’s mobile number at 016-7797688 or 082-246999 or go directly to SUPP head office for assistance. — DayakDaily