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On the spot fines for those who litter from vehicles, says Nga
Published on: Saturday, April 06, 2024
By: Bernama
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On the spot fines for those who litter from vehicles, says Nga
Several photos went viral on social media recently showing rubbish, including food and drink packages, scattered along the road, with local council workers having to collect the waste.
IPOH: The housing and local government ministry has instructed all local authorities to issue compounds to individuals who throw trash out of their vehicles after stopping by the side of the road to eat.

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 with workers from local councils having to clean it up.

“The local authorities 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 studied civics in school and so, should take responsibility to look after the cleanliness in public areas. We don’t just hand the job to local council workers.

“Also, do understand that the weather is very hot right now. So, please have some consideration for these workers who have to clean those areas,” he said after attending the Meriah Beraya at a shopping centre here.

He urged everyone to be responsible by discarding rubbish at the proper place to ensure the cleanliness of the areas where they had stopped.

“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 it out and throw it in the bin. Don’t throw it on the side of the road and expect someone else, our employees, to pick it up after you,” he said.

Nga, who is also the Kepayang assemblyman, said the housing and local government ministry has also mobilised nearly all its machinery to ensure cleanliness of public areas ahead of the Hari Raya celebration.

Several photos went viral on social media recently showing rubbish including food and drink packages scattered along the road, believed to be between Kuala Lipis, Pahang and Gua Musang, Kelantan, with local council workers having to collect the waste.

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

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