MBKS to start catching stray dogs next month, says mayor


Wee speaks during his weekly Facebook live session.

KUCHING (Aug 22): Kuching South City Council (MBKS) mayor Dato Wee Hong Seng urges the public to keep their pet dogs within compounds as the city council will start catching strays next month.

During his weekly Facebook live session yesterday, Wee said there were 29 dog bite cases involving pets and eight cases involving strays between Aug 1 and 14 in areas under MBKS.

“I urge dog owners to cooperate by keeping their pets within their compounds before enforcement action is actively carried out next month,” he said.

Wee remarked that the reopening of the state’s economy must take into account the Covid-19 situation on the ground.

“I hope both the ruling government and opposition would agree to end political uncertainty and focus on the Covid-19 pandemic,” he stated.

Other matters discussed included the three-day closure of Sungai Apong market for sanitisation after a positive Covid-19 case was detected. It will reopen on Tuesday.

Wee said temporary RoRo bins have been placed at public areas to mitigate disruption in waste collection due to manpower shortage experienced by Trienekens Sarawak.

For residents living in areas under MBKS, the RoRo bins can be found at Tabuan Laru Recycling Centre and BDC Recycling Centre (opposite Everrise BDC).

In Kuching City North Commission (DBKU) areas, they are at Lorong C, Dewan Kampung Tunku; Kampung Muara Tebas Bin Centre; Jalan Temenggong Haji Gobil (next to old fire station); Lorong 5 Dewan Jalan Temenggong Haji Gobil; Pondok KRT Semariang Aman; and Avenue 6 Boulevard, Metrocity.

Under Padawan Municipal Council (MPP), RoRo bins are at Taman Malihah Jalan Belatok 7; Balai Raya Desa Wira, Lorong 20; Bata Kawa New Bazaar (behind Batu Kawa service centre) and Lee Ling temporarily hawker centre.

For enquiries, contact Trienekens hotline at 082-612300 Mondays to Fridays, 8.30am to 5.30pm or send email to [email protected] or via mobile app Trienekens Customer Care.

With Wee during this week’s Facebook live session was psychiatrist Dr Gan Chee Kuan who talked about mental health in the midst of the pandemic.