Thursday, July 7

Abdul Wahap: Keep Kuching dengue-free

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St Mary’s Secondary School students cleaning the street compound in the city during the dengue cleaning campaign at Wayang Street. — Photo by Mohd Rais Sanusi.

St Mary’s Secondary School students cleaning the street compound in the city during the dengue cleaning campaign at Wayang Street. — Photo by Mohd Rais Sanusi.

KUCHING: The local community and their leaders must make Kuching a dengue-free city.

Kuching City North Datuk Bandar Datuk Abang Abdul Wahap Abang Julai said we all have to work together and be responsible for the cleanliness of our city, preventing it from becoming a breeding ground for the Aedes mosquito.

“Residents, business proprietors, students and community leaders should ensure that our city is clean the whole year round,” he said.

“Today we have more than 100 people involved in the community programme at Wayang Street here so Kuching will be a clean, beautiful and safe city,” he added.

He was met by reporters at the Dengue Cleaning Campaign organised by Kuching Chinese Community Leaders Association at Wayang Street here yesterday.

Abdul Wahap welcome the public support and effort to make Kuching clean and beautiful.

“Our community leaders should be the role model in doing such community work and bringing people together,” he said.

Abdul Wahap hoped such campaigns would become our culture and he was glad the public were facilitators of such community work.

“The role has changed and it’s good for the council when people can work together to ensure our city is clean,” he said.

He thanked students from St Mary Secondary School for their caring attitude in making the city clean and dengue-free.

Community leader Temenggong Lu Kim Yong said community leaders would be in close touch in working on community projects with DBKU, MBKS and Padawan Municipal Council.

“We must be serious in combating dengue and the only way is to continue to keep our city clean,” he said.

Lu said the spirit shown by young people from St Mary’s Secondary School should be emulated by others, especially the young in helping the community and the authority prevent disease.

Also present was Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) candidate for Padungan, Peter Pau Kiu Sung and India Street Pedestrian Mall committee chairman Dato Wee Hong Seng.