Dengue in PJ on downward trend


THERE is an 81% decrease in dengue cases compared to the same period last year in Petaling Jaya.

Mayor Datuk Mohd Sayuthi Bakar said that between April 16 and 24, there were 354 dengue cases reported compared to 1,885 during the corresponding period last year.

“We have the lowest number of cases compared to Shah Alam City Council and Subang Jaya City Council with 574 cases and 626 cases respectively, ” he said at the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) full board meeting.

Cases were reported in Section 6, PJU 5 Kota Damansara, Section 17 and Mentari Court in PJS8.

No fatalities were recorded.

On a different matter, Mohd Sayuthi said he would not compromise if any MBPJ employee was involved in corruption, regardless of the amount.

He said the city council would give its full cooperation to the relevant authorities and harsh punishment, including termination of employment, would be meted out to those found guilty as well as repeat offenders.

The mayor criticised the actions of those vested with power but who lacked integrity.

“Their dishonesty when deciding on government procurement matters, including leaking of important government information to third parties, will not be tolerated, ” he warned.

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