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Getting to the bottom of drain cleaning in KL


Who's in charge: The cleaning of drains in Kuala Lumpur is no longer under the jurisdiction of DBKL as the Solid Waste and Public Cleansing Management Act 2007 (Act 672) was gazetted on Aug 30, 2007 and enforced since Sept 1, 2011. It is now the responsibility of the Solid Waste and Public Cleansing Department.

Who's in charge: The cleaning of drains in Kuala Lumpur is no longer under the jurisdiction of DBKL as the Solid Waste and Public Cleansing Management Act 2007 (Act 672) was gazetted on Aug 30, 2007 and enforced since Sept 1, 2011. It is now the responsibility of the Solid Waste and Public Cleansing Department.

Once a month. That is how frequently drains are cleaned at the moment. It used to be worse, said Tiong Nam Kuala Lumpur Area Traders Association chairman Ang Khoon Lock.

“A year or two ago, it was six months once,” said Ang, who has been making a living as a petty trader in Lorong Haji Taib for 30 years.

   

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