Strict Penalty for Illegal Dumping of Wastes

The Ipoh City Council (MBI) will take strict action against those who illegally dump waste by issuing a RM1,000 compound without any appeal, starting from August 3.

The Mayor of Ipoh, Dato’ Rumaizi Baharin @ Md Daud said the compounds imposed are in accordance with the Roads, Drains & Buildings Act.

It is in line with MBI’s continuous efforts to achieve the goal of making Ipoh the Cleanest City in 2023 as well as be the Best Local Authority in Malaysia.

“MBI condemns the actions of a few citizens of Ipoh who like to throw garbage illegally and at will. Those who do so, must have no love for this city to be willing to behave like that.

“Accordingly, from 3 August 2022, those who throw away illegal waste at will in Ipoh city will be subject to strict action by MBI.

“It is the actions of a few irresponsible citizens that have tarnished the image of Ipoh citizens. And at the same time, thwarting MBI’s efforts to foster the culture of “Ipoh Bestari Sejahera”, he said in a statement on Monday.

From January 1 to July 30, 2022, MBI has cleaned 1,672 locations of illegal garbage piles 3,765 times and issued 780 compounds worth RM 205,590.

He added that MBI also carried out 17 gotong-royong and installed 83 “No Littering” signs around the city of Ipoh. He makes note that this responsibility does not lie under MBI alone but requires the involvement of all parties.

The act of imposing a compound is the last step after other actions have been ignored by the citizens of Ipoh.

Previously, the media have reported that stricter action will be taken against any party that is not responsible for throwing illegal waste in the city.

The decision was made after the MBI Plenary Meeting in July, where many MBI Councillors agreed with the proposal to impose a higher compound on the perpetrators.

By Rosli Mansor Ahmad Razali

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