Sarawak Bomba deputy director (Operations) PgKB1 Tiong Ling Hii (third right) briefing the Bomba Officers and MBKS staff before carrying out the disinfecting work. Also seen are Sarawak Bomba deputy director PPjB Jainal@Zainal Madasin (right) and MBKS Mayor Datuk Wee Hong Seng. Photo: Ramidi Subari

KUCHING: Disinfection works in Kuching South City Council’s (MBKS) areas of jurisdiction have begun with the help of the Sarawak Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) and the Health Ministry. 

Mayor Datuk Wee Hong Seng said the first phase was done at the Stutong Community Market in which a total of 33 personnel (23 Bomba, 10 MBKS) carried out the works around 2pm.

“What we are doing here is to spray the premises to get rid of the bacteria and make sure that it is cleaner and safe for the community.

“Such work will be done in all the markets and public areas in MBKS’ areas. Today we started here at the Stutong market and the remaining areas will be revealed soon,” he told the press yesterday.

Meanwhile, Sarawak Bomba deputy director PPjB Jainal @ Zainal Madasin said: “Our equipment is sufficient so there is no need to worry about the lack of it.”

“Other than that, we are not just doing this disinfection work in markets but also in public areas with a lot of people as that would be our target place to disinfect.

“We will continue to carry out this work and we hope that it will be done successfully,” he added.

Wee appealed to the public not to panic when they see disinfection works being done as this was to make sure that the premises or areas are safe for the public.

“This is one of the ways to restore confidence in the community as we have received feedback asking why the council was not carrying out such works.

“We do it (disinfection) at the right time, we are not doing it just for the sake of doing it,” he said.

Kuching North City Commission (DBKU) also carried out disinfection works at Medan Niaga Satok (Kubah Ria) yesterday.

An MBKS staff carrying out disinfecting works at Stutong Community Market. Photo: Ramidi Subari