Selangor Journal
Housing and Local Government Minister Nga Kor Ming speaks at the Ops Siaga Raya Aidilfitri event in Kuala Lumpur on March 30, 2024. — Picture by BERNAMA

On the spot compound for those who litter from vehicles — Minister

IPOH, April 6 — The Housing and Local Government Ministry (KPKT) has instructed local authorities to immediately issue compounds to individuals who throw thrash out of their vehicles.

Its minister Nga Kor Ming said the move was taken after several photos went viral showing piles of rubbish scattered on the side of the road which forced local authorities’ workers to conduct cleaning works.

“Local councils will issue a compound and make sure the individuals pay. Strict action will be taken and those who litter will be held responsible.

“We all attended school. We all had civics education, so it is the responsibility of all parties to look after cleanliness in the public areas. We don’t just hand the job over to local council workers.

“We also know the weather is scorching hot right now, please have mercy for our workers who are working hard to clean those areas,” he said after attending the Meriah Beraya at a shopping centre today.

Nga expressed deep regret over the matter and urged all parties to be more responsible by discarding rubbish at the proper place and bins provided to ensure the cleanliness of the surrounding area.

“If you want to eat in the car, place the packets in the car first. When you arrive at your village or hometown, then take them out and throw it in the bin. Don’t arbitrarily throw them on the side of the road and expect someone else, our employees, to pick them up after you,” he said.

Nga, who is also Kepayang assemblyman, said KPKT has also mobilised nearly all its machinery to ensure public cleanliness ahead of Aidilfitri.

Several photos have gone viral on social media showing rubbish, including food and drink packages, scattered along the road believed to be en route from Kuala Lipis, Pahang to Gua Musang, Kelantan, with cleaning workers collecting the waste.

Earlier, Nga presented Aidilfitri donation vouchers amounting to RM22,500 to 150 families in the Kepayang state constituency.

— Bernama

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