By Zaki Salleh
IPOH: After three days of news coverage, the parking lot at Taman SPPK market, which has turned into an illegal dumping ground, still remains piled up with eye-sore-inducing garbage.
Perhaps due to this situation persisting for over a month, it has become a common sight.
When this news was reported on Monday, the response from Ipoh residents was extraordinary, with many sharing the post with several Council Members.
Some hope for prompt action as the Council Members are seen as responsible intermediaries with their respective communities.
Hence, the local authorities are urged to swiftly address the garbage disposal issue and restore the parking area’s status.
Meanwhile, Taman SPPK resident Alex expressed embarrassment and discomfort over the filthy environment.
“This issue has been going on for a long time, but it still hasn’t been cleaned up.
“The SPPK market is not far from the primary school, so this dirty sight creates a negative perception for the students.
“How can we educate about cleanliness when we ourselves fail to create a clean environment?” he stated.
He added that the dirty surroundings have an unhealthy impact on learning about environmental cleanliness.