BALING DUMP­SITE HAZ­ARD

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AN il­le­gal dump­site near a river along Jalan Baling-Ku­pang, Kedah, is not only an eye­sore, but also poses a health haz­ard to res­i­dents.

A res­i­dent, who wished to be iden­ti­fied only as Has­nah, said she was wor­ried that the site would be­come a breed­ing ground for mos­qui­toes.

She said the dump­site was a few me­tres from the road­side op­po­site the Baling Rakan Muda Com­plex.

“Those who throw their garbage there might think it is okay to do so be­cause the site is hid­den from view, but they do not con­sider the threat to res­i­dents.

“I urge the author­i­ties to clean up the area and put up a sign to stop peo­ple from throw­ing rub­bish there.

“The site is just across the Rakan Muda Com­plex, which hosts events for Baling district, so the dump­site is not good for the town’s im­age,” she said.

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A Baling District Coun­cil spokesman said it would clear the dump­site.

He said the coun­cil would in­ves­ti­gate the claim and seek help from the Solid Waste and Pub­lic Cleans­ing Man­age­ment Cor­po­ra­tion to clean up the area.

“We will put up a sign to pre­vent peo­ple from dump­ing rub­bish there.”

The spokesman said the coun­cil had set up a What­sApp line for peo­ple to re­port is­sues. Those with com­plaints or wish to seek help from the coun­cil can send a mes­sage to 019-2751900.

The Baling District Coun­cil will clear up the il­le­gal dump­site along Jalan Baling-Ku­pang. PIC BY ADI SURI ZULKEFLI

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