RM1mil in cash up for grabs by local councils in Clean Johor competition


ISKANDAR PUTERI: A total of RM1mil in cash will be up for grabs in the 100 Days Clean Johor competition that begins on Saturday (July 2), says Mohd Hairi Mad Shah.

The state Youth, Sports, Entrepreneur Development, Cooperatives and Human Resources Committee chairman said that it will involve 16 local authorities in Johor.

Mohd Hairi also said that the competition will be divided into three categories - city council, municipal council, and district council.

He added that the competition will run for 100 days from July 2 and each local council will be judged by a committee of stakeholders and NGOs on the level of cleanliness in their area.

“Each local authority is given the freedom to clean any area not more than 3km in their jurisdiction,” said Mohd Hairi in a speech at the Clean Johor launching ceremony at Puteri Harbour here Saturday.

He added that the cash prize should not be the main target of the local authorities, saying that the willingness to instil the act of love and care for the environment should be the focus.

“We need to cultivate a culture that is aware of its surroundings and plays an active role in moving the community to protect the environment,” said Mohd Hairi.

“There are some of us who are able to comply with the laws and regulations on littering in a foreign country when travelling out of fear of the repercussions, but fail to do so when they are here,” he added.

Article type: free
User access status:
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!
   

Next In Nation

Protect Orang Asli rights and let them sell forest produce, activist tells govt
Najib's final SRC appeal: Apex court stands down to mull over new evidence bid
PM calls on civil servants to defend govt against false claims, accusations
Tunku Abdul Rahman's eldest daughter passes away, aged 90
Malaysia supports the call for Suu Kyi's immediate release, says Saifuddin
Girl, 12, killed by lightning strike in Gua Musang
Continue with Mara Digital project, says PM
LCS scandal: Ex-navy chief claims trial to three charges of CBT involving RM21.08mil
PBM ready to clarify any issues with BN on membership application
Covid-19 Watch: 2,437 new cases, nationwide ICU bed usage at 63.8pc

Others Also Read