KUCHING: Dissatisfaction among residents of MJC New Township is believed to be the main motive behind the burning of at least 14 metal and plastic dustbins provided for the area. Padawan Municipal Council (MPP) chairman Lo Khere Chiang, who checked on the vandalised bins yesterday, said the dissatisfaction may have been caused by slow action by Trienekens Sdn Bhd in collecting the rubbish and acting on public complaints.
“Therefore we had a round-table discussion between MJC Corporation, Trienekens and the MJC New Township Residential Association to find a solution to this matter.
“Trienekens has agreed to start collecting rubbish as early as 6am starting Monday next week and they will also provide additional bins around the MJC area,” said Lo.
Urging those responsible to stop such vandalism, Lo said the situation would improve soon.
“Everything is possible if we all sit together to discuss any issues. Do not voice your dissatisfaction through violence,” he said, adding that residents should call the Trienekens hotline on 082-612300 to lodge any complaints.
Meanwhile, Trienekens (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd Logistics and Service Division manager Sarius Lee said the metal bins cost around RM13,000 each, whereas the plastic bins, which are imported from Germany, were RM1,000 each.
“The vandalism started around four months ago and at least one case occurred each week,” he said.
Meanwhile, Lo called on over 300 hawkers, who trade at the MJC parking lot, to be more considerate to shop owners.
He said the hawkers, who trade from 5pm to 9pm every Thursday and Friday, should clear up the rubbish before leaving as it was unfair for the shop owners in the area.
“We believe the hawkers are reasonable people and whatever it is, they are responsible to make this place clean,” he said.
Lo added that all the hawkers had mutually agreed to clean up after trading in their contracts.
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