Kajang council working with cops to end illegal dumping

MPKj is going all out to end the long-standing problem of illegal dumping in the municipality.

Kajang Municipal Council (MPKj) is in discussions with the police on putting a stop to illegal dumping problems said to be linked to gangs.

MPKj president Najmuddin Jemain said the local council was serious about ending the problem of illegal dumping.

This month, the council confiscated four lorries, one of which involved a short chase.

“On May 25, a driver of a lorry at an illegal dumpsite hit the rear end of an MPKj vehicle in an attempt to escape after being spotted by the officers from the municipal services and health department.

“The officers were on a routine monitoring exercise at illegal dumping hotspots in Semenyih,” he said, adding that swift action by MPKj officers resulted in the lorry being confiscated.

“Two police reports on the incident have been made and the case is being investigated under Section 186 of the Penal Code,” he said at the MPKj full board meeting.

Najmuddin said MPKj officers used drones for surveillance at all illegal dumping hotspots to identify the operators’ modus operandi and type of waste dumped, to find a permanent solution to the problem.

On MPKj’s property valuation review exercise, Najmuddin said 349,411 notices on the assessment tax adjustment proposal were sent out with 16,805 objections received as of the May 16 deadline.

“The objections are being processed. Those who have written in will be invited for an objection hearing, in phases, from June 13.

“Once all the objections have been heard, feedback will be presented at the MPKj financial meeting and all those who objected will be informed of the decision by email or post,” he said.

He added that MPKj was scheduled to present the new valuation list to the state by year end, which would decide on its approval and enforcement date.

The current valuation list used by MPKj was prepared by the Finance Ministry’s Property and Valuation Department in 1985.

On the dengue menace, Najmuddin said 104 cases and two deaths were reported in the week ending May 21, bringing the total number of dengue cases in the municipality to 1,812.

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