OPERATORS found dumping construction waste at an illegal dumpsite in Taman Bukit Serdang threatened a resident who caught them in the act.
The resident who was filming the offender’s illegal act, was told to stop recording or his house would be splashed with red paint.
Seri Kembangan assemblyman Ean Yong Hian Wah, who related the incident, said the resident lodged a report at the Seri Kembangan police station.
Ean Yong visited the site at Jalan BS 7/22 along with Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) officers and councillors Tai Cheng Heng, Wong Yii Seang and Thong Kim Fatt.
“We have sealed off the site to prevent anyone from entering.
“This is not the first case of illegal dumping at Jalan BS 7/22.
“We urge people to continue notifying the authorities if they spot any illegal dumping activities, ” said Ean Yong.
The officials visited another illegal dumpsite PBS 14/1 which is located on river reserve.
StarMetro had reported about previous incidents in Bukit Serdang where lorries were seen entering a site off Jalan BS 5/27 and Jalan Bersatu near the Bukit Serdang Sports Arena.Residents said illegal dumpsites had
existed in these areas for more than 10 years.
Ean Yong said cases of illegal dumping had reduced during the movement control order (MCO) as construction was not allowed initially during the period.
“However, since the MCO has been relaxed, we see a return of such activities, ” he said.
He warned that under the National Land Code 1965, private landowners who allowed their land to be used as an illegal dumpsite risk having their property seized by the Land Office.
“The owners where these dumpsites are, will be identified and ordered to clear the rubbish on their land.
“Enforcement officers will conduct spot checks regularly to monitor illegal dumping activities, ” he added.
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