TAMPIN: Residents are worried about stray dogs which are chasing pedestrians and motorcyclists, causing accidents and dirtying the areas by rummaging through rubbish.
They are urging the Tampin District Council to deal with the problem.
Council president Razali Bakar said they would take immediate action to catch the strays. He said operations were carried out from time to time but the dogs would disappear and then reappear later.
Pedestrians and motorcyclists fear that the dogs, which are unpredictable, may attack them.
Motorcyclist Mohd Safwan Mohd Sharif, 21, of Taman Gunung Mas, said he had almost fallen off his motorcycle once when he was chased by a pack of dogs.
"Luckily, I managed to get to the restaurant where I work and my friends helped to chase the dogs away," he said.
Trader, Bari Abu, 45, said he had once hit a pedestrian because he was forced to swerve his car when a pack of dogs dashed onto the road.
Retiree, Lim Hui Ming, 57, said his children who studied at a secondary school nearby, had been chased by the dogs.
He said they were now scared to walk to the bus stand by themselves, even though it was only about 500 metres away.