The Sun (Malaysia)
Illegal dump site cleaned up and barricaded
SUNGAI BULOH: Kampung Bahagia residents can now breathe a sigh of relief after an illegal dump site near their homes was cleaned up and barricaded by the authorities.
Putting to rest months of inconvenience for residents, the Selayang Municipal Council (MPS) put up temporary barricades on the site to cut off access to vehicles.
“We have cleared all the rubbish that was dumped on the site,” said MPS information officer Ahmad Fauzi Shah.
He warned that MPS will take stern action against those who dump rubbish anywhere in the area.
“We will refer them to the Land Office which will impose heavy fines on offenders or they will take the matter to court,” he told theSun.
Ahmad Fauzi explained that the temporary barricades made of stone will be replaced by permanent concrete barricades some time next week, which will secure the area.
Ahmad Fauzi also said that tight monitoring of the area will be carried out by officials.
It was earlier reported that heaps of expired food products and construction waste had been dumped at Bukit Lagong, mere metres from villagers’ homes in Kampung Bahagia, affecting about 60 families.
The residents had decided to take matters into their own hands by blocking access to the site last week.
Speaking on behalf of the villagers, Adzly Abdul Manas of Persatuan Perjuangan Masyarakat Kota (Perkata) said that the villagers were satisfied with the efforts of MPS in taking action but criticised them for being too slow to act.
Adzly said if it happens again, residents will have no choice but to get a court order and file an injunction against the offenders. by Timothy Achariam