by Rosli Mansor
The state government is drawing up plans and identifying suitable locations to install closed-circuit cameras (CCTV), in an effort to completely curb the issue of illegal waste.
The chairman of the state Housing and Local Government Committee, Sandrea Ng Shy Ching informed that the matter will not only have an impact in solving the issue, but will also ensure the security aspect as well.
“I think that in most areas, including in the State Legislative Assembly (DUN) Menglembu, there are many proposals to install CCTV, to monitor illegal waste activities and overall safety.
“In the area of the Ipoh City Council (MBI) in particular, there is indeed a plan for us to improve public facilities by installing CCTV.
“Currently we are in the planning phase to identify suitable locations to be given priority,” she said.
She said this when answering additional questions from Chaw Kam Foon (DAP- Menglembu) during the verbal question session at the 15th Perak state assembly session on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, when Hafez Sabri (PAS-Manjoi) was asked about the need to provide roll on roll off (roro) bins in an effort to curb illegal waste activities, she said the matter would be considered.
Hafez said that the provision of roro bins in strategic locations is very important at this time, considering that the existing bins cannot accommodate large quantities of waste.
Therefore, Sandrea said that so far the local authority (PBT) has carried out regular garbage collection, however there are still people who are less sensitive about other bulk garbage collection services.
“Sometimes we see that there are members of the public who don’t know much about garden waste services and so on. They throw away rubbish such as furniture in illegal waste locations.
“For the proposal to add roro garbage bins in strategic areas, we will consider it as it needs to take into account the surrounding residents. I see the issue of illegal garbage as important and needs to be dealt with better,” she added.