Melaka govt backs ministry’s move to issue on-the-spot compounds on litterbugs


MELAKA: The Melaka government supports the move by the Housing and Local Government Ministry to immediately issue compound notices to individuals caught littering in public areas.

State housing and local government, climate change and disaster management committee chairman Datuk Rais Yasin said enforcement officers from four local authorities here must take stern action against these litterbugs.

"Offenders can be compounded between RM250 to RM500 under the Street, Drainage and Building Act 1974 (Act 133)," he said after handing over Hari Raya monetary aid to 150 recipients at his Paya Rumput constituency on Monday (April 8).

Rais also urged motorists to capture either videos or pictures of litterbugs throwing trash out of their vehicles during this festive season and provide the information to the local authorities.

"I will make sure the enforcement officers take immediate action upon receiving the information," he said.

Rais was responding to media reports on April 6 where Housing and Local Government Ministry Nga Kor Ming urged local authorities to immediately issue compounds to individuals who throw trash out of their vehicles.

Nga said the move was taken after several photos went viral showing piles of rubbish scattered on the side of the road which caused local authorities' workers to do cleaning work.

He said the matter was deeply regretted and all parties were urged to be responsible for discarding rubbish at the proper place and bins provided to ensure the cleanliness of the surrounding area.

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