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Of Thrash Bins, Litterbugs And The Local Authority

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KUALA LUMPUR – The local authority may have to find a way to ensure that trash bins in public areas are emptied even during public holidays, and litterbugs penalised as a deterrent.

Y.Ghandi, 34, a security guard based outside the Pasar Seni building said he had to look for Alam Flora and Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) workers yesterday to request them to dispose of the garbage that had piled up in the area.

“There are too few Alam Flora and DBKL personnel around because most do not work during public holidays,” he claimed, when Bernama approached him.

He certainly has a valid reason for being concerned about thrash.

“I was once scolded by tourists from Singapore because the thrash bins were full and rubbish was spilling out,” he said.

Meanwhile, taxi driver Mohd Shahrul Hassan, 45, said foreign workers who usually gather in large groups at public places such as bus terminals and walkways during the holidays also contributed to unsightly litter.

“They not only cause congestion in the areas. They also throw litter indiscriminately.

“The local authority must take some action, like impose a fine or jail, to teach the culprits. The local authority shouldn’t act only when there is a public complaint,” he said. – BERNAMA


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