TRASH DUMPED NEAR KINDER­GARTEN

New Straits Times - - News / Finding Solutions -

A RES­I­DENT of Da­mansara Da­mai urged the Pe­tal­ing Jaya City Coun­cil to take ac­tion against those who lit­ter or dump garbage in the area.

Nu­rul Janna Mo­hamed, 29, claimed a pile of rub­bish dumped at the junc­tion of Jalan PJU 10/10A and Jalan PJU 10/10E, was not cleared for sev­eral days.

Nu­rul Janna said the rub­bish was an eye­sore, emit­ting a stench and might af­fect the health of peo­ple who work or live in the area.

“The rub­bish has been pil­ing up for sev­eral days, at­tract­ing rats and cock­roaches.

“What is even sad­der is the fact that the rub­bish is piled up in front of a kinder­garten.

“I be­lieve the lo­cal coun­cil must in­tro­duce a hefty penalty to ed­u­cate and dis­ci­pline ir­re­spon­si­ble peo­ple.”

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The Pe­tal­ing Jaya City Coun­cil said ac­tion had been taken to clean the area where the garbage was piled up.

Its pub­lic re­la­tions of­fi­cer, Zainun Zakaria, said the Street, Drainage and Build­ing Act 1974 stip­u­lated that those found dump­ing waste in a pub­lic or non-des­ig­nated area might be li­able to a fine not ex­ceed­ing RM500 for the first of­fence and not more than RM1,000 for sub­se­quent of­fences.

“The prob­lem is that cul­prits are us­ing chil­dren to do the dirty job to avoid be­ing caught.

“We need the help of the peo­ple to be our eyes and ears.”

She urged peo­ple to re­port to the coun­cil should they wit­ness in­ci­dents of peo­ple dump­ing rub­bish.

PIC COUR­TESY OF READER

The rub­bish in front of a kinder­garten in Da­mansara Da­mai.

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