CRY­ING FOUL OVER RUB­BISH

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A PEDES­TRIAN has com­plained of bad smell waft­ing from the garbage col­lec­tion area near Pu­tra Ria Flats and Ab­dul­lah Hukum Apart­ments in Jalan Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur.

The pedes­trian, who wanted to be known only as Suri­ani, 45, said the stench was due to over­flow­ing rub­bish bins and rub­bish strewn on the road.

She claimed that con­trac­tors who col­lected rub­bish did not clean up the area.

“The stench is un­bear­able. It re­flects badly on our city.”

She urged the au­thor­i­ties to take im­me­di­ate ac­tion to the long­stand­ing prob­lem.

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A spokesman for the Solid Waste Man­age­ment and Pub­lic Cleans­ing Cor­po­ra­tion (SWCorp Malaysia) said the is­sue came un­der the purview of the man­age­ment of Ab­dul­lah Hukum Apart­ments and Pu­tra Ria Flats.

“SWCorp will en­gage the joint man­age­ment body to clar­ify on the cleans­ing part. The area is filthy. They (the man­age­ment) should be more re­spon­si­ble.”

The spokesman also pointed out that con­trac­tors only col­lected garbage.

It was the apart­ment man­age­ment’s re­spon­si­bil­ity to en­sure proper dis­posal of garbage, he said, ad­ding that avoid­ing spillovers would ease the work of con­trac­tors.

“Spillovers hap­pen be­cause some peo­ple rum­maged through the rub­bish bins look­ing for re­cy­clable items.”

PIC BY HALIM SALLEH

The filthy garbage col­lec­tion area near Pu­tra Ria Flats and Ab­dul­lah Hukum Apart­ments in Jalan Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur.

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