SELANGOR government will study all laws pertaining to illegal dumpsites to eradicate the problem of rubbish dumping.
State Local Government, Public Transport and New Village Development Committee chairman Ng Sze Han said his standing committee would study laws that needed to be reviewed.
He concurred with Lau Weng San’s (PH-Banting) suggestion for the state government to cooperate with the Federal Government to allow local authorities to arrest and take suspects to court for dumping rubbish illegally.
“The process to amend these laws are not easy, but we will look into it because local authorities can currently only enforce by-laws,” Ng said. The issue was raised by Azmizam Zaman Huri (PH-Pelabuhan Klang) whose area which has mangrove forests has been affected by illegal dumping. He said residents near Taman Teluk Gadung Indah complained that nothing was done last year and the state government should look into the issue with the help of the Klang Land Office.
On another matter, statistics for dengue as of Nov 17 (37,149 cases) has reduced by 12% compared to the same corresponding period last year which was 42,393 cases.
State Health, Welfare, Women Empowerment and Family Committee chairman Dr Siti Mariah Mahmud said the state was closely monitoring the issue in replying to a query from Mohd Sany Hamzan (PH- Taman Templer). She added dengue cases in Selangor still had the highest number of dengue cases in the country.
Dr Siti Mariah said necessary actions were being taken to reduce the number of cases.