Several locations in Perlis identified as illegal dump sites
Last Update: 31/10/2019
KUALA PERLIS, Oct 31 -- The Perlis Solid Waste Management and Public Cleansing Corporation (SWCorp) has detected several illegal dumping sites at isolated locations in Kuala Perlis, Sanglang and Padang Besar.
Its director Shamsuharizal Basir said based on the inspection carried out it was found that the locations were used as illegal dump sites for solid waste from domestic and construction that could affect the environment.
“It is an irresponsible act to dump waste in remote and secluded areas illegally, out of the public eye, to avoid being detected by the authorities,” he told reporters after the presentation of the state-level Schools Recycling Contest (PERKISS) 2019 prize presentation ceremony here today.
He said strict action would be taken against individuals or persons who dumped solid waste at illegal dump sites.
Thus far, SWCorp Perlis has opened 14 investigation papers and out of the total, five cases have been brought to the court under Section 71 (1) of the Solid Waste Management and Public Cleansing Act 2007.