TRASH DUMPED NEAR KINDERGARTEN
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.”
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.
The rubbish in front of a kindergarten in Damansara Damai.