Filthy state of affairs running through city


The waterway which has been turned into a huge rubbish dump.

MIRI: Miri City Council (MCC) has taken to task a property developer and traders for turning a waterway into a big rubbish dump.

Councillors noted during the MCC full board meeting yesterday that the city council had been heavily criticised after pictures of the filth were posted on social media.

Councillor Keith Chin said those responsible must be held accountable.

“This latest episode of massive waste dumping in the city centre has given the city council a bad image.

“The public has blamed us for not doing our job.

“The criticism is unfair as the area is under the responsibility of the developer as it is a construction site,” said Chin.

Mayor Adam Yii said a warning to the developer had been issued.

MCC had also instructed the developer to clean up the area.

“They must collect it and we will help them dispose of the rubbish in landfills,” he said.

Yii said Malaysians’ bad habit of dumping waste indiscriminately needs to be tackled.

He also called on traders to stop using plastic bags.

“There are alternatives such as paper bags and we would like to see more outlets using environmentally-friendly packaging.”

Yii expressed the hope traders would voluntarily make the switch.

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