MIRI: Villagers have been told to keep their compound clean so that it would not become the breeding ground for Aedes mosquitoes.
Assistant Minister of Communications Datuk Lee Kim Shin said this was a crucial step in preventing the dengue outbreak.
“Chronic dengue fever can cause deaths. Thereby, I urge villagers to keep areas surrounding your homes clean so that they would be free from Aedes mosquitoes,” he said after officiating at the ‘Merdeka Raya’ do at Kampung Pujut Tanjong Batu here yesterday.
Lee, who is also Senadin assemblyman, said as Aedes larvae thrived in clear stagnant water, places such as flower pot containers, exposed water tanks, fridge trays, septic tanks, and discarded polystyrene containers were breeding spots.
On this, he called on Miri City Council (MCC) to distribute abate larvicide to the public as one of the steps to combat dengue.
Meanwhile, the assistant minister also called on Kampung Pujut Tanjong Batu folk to maintain harmony and unity in the village.
Also present at the gathering were Ketua Kaum Usman Sulaiman, the division’s Tabung Baitumal Sarawak branch head Marini Juraibi and Senadin branch chairman of Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu, Councillor Julaihi Mohamad.