‘No mercy for Ipoh litterbugs with RM1,000 compounds’

Rumaizi: Keeping Ipoh clean is a shared responsibility between the city council and public.

Ipoh City Council (MBI) will not entertain appeals from those caught littering.

Mayor Datuk Rumaizi Baharin said the city council would take stern action against litterbugs by slapping them with a RM1,000 compound.

“Those who litter indiscriminately do not love or care for the city,” he said in a statement.

“A compound of RM1,000 will be issued under Street, Drainage and Building Act 1974 and pleas will not be entertained.

“Litterbugs are tarnishing Ipoh’s image,” he added.

Rumaizi said keeping the city clean was a shared responsibility between MBI and the public.

“We want to be the cleanest city and also the best city council in the country.

“Stop throwing waste indiscriminately as it hampers our efforts in reaching our goals,” he said.

“As citizens, we must show a good example and be civic-minded,” he said.

Rumaizi said 90% of 470 illegal dumpsites were cleared last year.

He also said the city council’s anti-litter unit issued 1,214 compounds as of December last year, totalling RM498,750.

“Some 245 paid up, amounting to RM117, 095,” he noted.

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