HUNDREDS of Kuala Lumpur residents woke up early the day after Malaysia Day and took part in a large-scale clean-up programme in all 11 parliamentary areas in the city.
Armed with plogging sticks, rubbish bags and gloves, residents with help from government agencies such as Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), Public Cleansing Corporation (SWCorp) and waste contractor Alam Flora worked as a team to ensure that all drains were cleaned.
The “Keluarga Malaysia@CuciKL” event was held in conjunction with World Clean Up Day and simultaneously took place at over 100 commercial centres in the federal capital.
In Seputeh, the activity was carried out at the Seri Petaling commercial centre in Jalan Radin Anum.
Representing mayor Datuk Seri Mahadi Che Ngah was DBKL executive director (Planning) Datuk Sulaiman Mohamed, who led the cleaning efforts.
Sulaiman along with executive director (Project Management) Datuk Kamarulzaman Mat Salleh and executive director (Socio-economic Development) Datuk Azmi Abdul Hamid participated in the two-hour plogging activity.
Also present were SWCorp Federal Territories director Ummi Kalthum Shuib and Seputeh MP Teresa Kok.
Guest-of-honour Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim, who arrived later to close the event, congratulated everyone for a job well done.
Shahidan also reminded everyone to ensure that drains remained rubbish-free, especially since the Malaysian Meteorological Department had predicted that it would be a wet year end.