KUCHING: Kota Samarahan Municipal Council (MPKS) has sought the public’s cooperation to keep Samarahan clean.
In making the call, the council chairman Datuk Peter Minos pointed out that since Samarahan was a new town, it must create a new culture of cleanliness, neatness and safety.
“We want to support the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) which seek to make the world clean and safe for humanity. We must help in actualising the UN goals as best as we can. The least we can do is keep our town clean and green. And of course, also our nation,” he said.
He made the open public appeal at a special ‘gotong-royong’ (mutual benefit) event organised by MPKS and supported and attended by Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) and Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) students, Fire & Rescue Department of Malaysia officials, Farley Supermarket and Premier Food Court representatives and many others.
“Thus, MPKS once again makes this appeal to all in Samarahan not to throw your waste and rubbish on the roadsides, in the drains, streams and rivers. Do not dump bulk waste illegally and do not bring shame and indignity to our town and place by indiscriminately throwing away waste and rubbish,” he said.
“Remember that rubbish thrown everywhere is an eyesore and unsightly. It also attracts rats, flies and ants that are disease carriers and make our place unhealthy and unsafe.
“If the Japanese, Taiwanese and Singaporeans can make cleanliness part of their culture, so can we,,” he added.
He also revealed that MPKS would have a “gotong-royong” town cleaning exercise every year.
“The next round, we will do it (“gotong-royong”) in Asajaya and Sadong Jaya towns and other places in Samarahan,” he added.