Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Stiff punishment for culprits

Tuesday December 14, 2010

The Selangor government is planning to come down hard on litterbugs and is even considering jail for culprits.

State health, estate workers affairs, poverty eradication and caring government committee chairman Dr Xavier Jeyakumar said they had already implemented a fine of RM500 and jail term for a person caught having aedes mosquito larvae in their house compound.

"It is also bad for tourism as this country is known for its natural heritage" - DR XAVIER JEYAKUMAR

“Now, we are planning to take similar action on litterbugs,” Dr Xavier said at a Christmas celebration in Klang recently.

He was commenting on the rubbish left behind at the Sungai Liam Waterfalls in Ulu Yam.

“The state is spending millions of ringgit cleaning up waterfalls but some irresponsible people are not helping.

“It is also bad for tourism as this country is known for its natural heritage. To deter these picknickers from throwing rubbish, we will look into imposing fines and even a jail term,” he said.

“The picnickers should think about the future generation instead of just themselves. If people stop throwing rubbish, we would not have dirty waterfalls, clogged drains or dirty rivers,” he added.

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