Johor folk see red over rubbish dumped in green lung

March 1, 2018 @ 8:56AM
By ACTIONLINE

A GREEN lung for a housing area in Pasir Gudang, Johor, has been turned into a dumpsite

Old furniture, planks and other rubbish are dumped there by residents of nearby Taman Kota Masai and outsiders.

A resident, who wanted to be known only as Zack, said this had been going on for several months and complaints to the local authorities had fallen on deaf ears.

“The area is not a dumpsite because there is greenery in the surrounding areas, but people keep dumping rubbish there,” he said of the area in Jalan Cempedak 5.

“If the dumping continues, this area could turn into a breeding ground for Aedes mosquitoes, rats and flies.

“The authorities need to act against those who dump rubbish.”

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Ulu Tiram assemblyman Datuk Maulizan Bujang said he received complaints from residents and would raise the matter with the Pasir Gudang Municipal Council.

“This area is in my constituency.

“I have asked the council to take action against those who dump rubbish there.”


Residents are concerned about people dumping rubbish in Taman Kota Masai, Pasir Gudang, Johor. PIC BY HALIM SAID