Rice dumping: Pahang SWCorp probes viral illegal disposal case in Temerloh

KUALA LUMPUR: Pahang Solid Waste and Public Cleansing Management Corporation (SWCorp) is investigating the case of illegal disposal, which went viral, involving sacks of rice, cans of sardines, and large amounts of unopened packages of tea at a site in Temerloh.

Pahang SWCorp director Sharudin Hamid said early investigations revealed that the site was not gazetted as a garbage disposal site.

"We will conduct an investigation under the Solid Waste and Public Cleansing Management Act 2007. So far, from early investigations, we found that the site is not gazetted as a garbage disposal site.

"Our officers are there at the site and are collecting information from the community including from Felcra and the village head," he said to the New Straits Times.

Images and videos of the allegedly disposed of food items have been making the rounds on social media recently.

In the viral Facebook and TikTok posts, the location where the incident took place was said to be on the shortcut route of the Rumpun Makmur-Kampung Gunung Senyum area.

A social media user alleged that this was an act carried out by a politician who had lost in the 15th General Election.

The social media user alleged that the food items were supposed to be distributed to flood victims in the Temerloh and Maran districts back in January.

Meanwhile, a statement from the alleged politician admitting to disposing of the food items had been making rounds on social media.

The NST is reaching out to the politician to verify the statement.

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