Report any SOP violation by anti-rabies enforcement personnel to police, says MBKS mayor

Screenshot shows Wee speaking during the livestream on his Facebook page following the Leo-Lion Fun Run 2023 held at the MBKS headquarters compound in Kuching today (May 14, 2023).

KUCHING, May 14: Any anti-rabies enforcement personnel who does not adhere to standard operating procedures (SOP) must be reported to the police.

Kuching South City Council (MBKS) mayor Dato Wee Hong Seng stated this during a livestream on his Facebook page following the Leo-Lion Fun Run 2023, which was held today at the MBKS headquarters compound here.

“As far as I am concerned, MBKS enforcement officers followed the SOP and conducted their operations with the assistance of police officers.

“But report to the police if any enforcement officer forces you to open your gate and goes inside the house to tranquilise your pet,” he explained.

He said this in response to a social media post which has accused the MBKS enforcement team of forcibly removing a pet from a residence here.

“Whether you are the dog’s owner or not, if the dog runs into someone’s house, we will still seek permission from the homeowner before tranquilising the dog. If you do not permit us to tranquilise the dog, you must keep the dog.

“We have an SOP to comply with. Every day, following all of the enforcement officers’ actions, they will be required to submit a report to us.

“In addition, we review residents’ complaints about stray dogs in their neighbourhood before determining the day’s course of action. There is a video as well as photographs for which we requested permission,” he said.

Furthermore, the MBKS mayor promised that the MBKS enforcement team would always adhere to the SOP, and he urged all not to criticise the council. He said there was no need for netizens to share social media posts, especially those about matters which they could not be sure about. — DayakDaily