Favoured place for rub­bish and strays

New Straits Times - - News -

An il­le­gal dump­site near Ta­man Kelissa Emas in Se­berang Jaya, Pe­nang has be­come the bane of res­i­dents after stray dogs started scav­eng­ing at the site for food.

Res­i­dents claimed the il­le­gal dump­site start­ing form­ing a few months ago when ir­re­spon­si­ble peo­ple started throw­ing their rub­bish there.

R. Anil Muthu, 34, said the area was now a draw for stray dogs.

“It is dan­ger­ous as most of our chil­dren use this road to cy­cle to their schools.

“Some­times, the dogs chase after the chil­dren, pedes­tri­ans and mo­tor­cy­clists,” he added.

Shop­ping mall worker, K. Ku­muthavalli, 27, said she also faced prob­lems get­ting from her house to her work­place as she had to cross the dump­site daily.

“Luck­ily, I have not en­coun­tered the strays but there is a very foul stench,” she said.

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A Se­berang Perai Mu­nic­i­pal Coun­cil Ur­ban Ser­vices Depart­ment spokesman said it would clean up the area.

“We will also put up sign­boards in the area, warn­ing res­i­dents against the dump­ing of rub­bish there, as well as as­sign an of­fi­cer to mon­i­tor the area,” the spokesman said.

The site had been cleaned up be­fore, the spokesman added, but rub­bish was again dumped il­le­gally in the area.

PIC­TURE BY NURSHAHNAZ FAZLIE

Res­i­dents claim peo­ple started throw­ing their rub­bish at the site a few months ago.

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