MPKj Rewards RM500 to Illegal Trash Informants


BALAKONG, 4 Apr: Five more residents in the area of the Kajang Municipal Council (MPKj) today received a reward of RM500 for providing information that allows for MPKj to take action against those who throw rubbish illegally.

Those who received the reward managed to take pictures or videos and obtained the vehicle number of those illegally throwing bulk rubbish at the MPKj area.

According to MPJk Council Member, Lai Wai Chong, previously, 13 people received the same reward.

“This (effort) started in 2010 with a reward of RM200 per information, but only two people came forward to provide information.

“Last year we raised it to RM500 per case and after that MPKj received 20 applications (informants) from October last year till January of which 13 have received their respective rewards,” said Wai Chong.

According to Wai Chong, the reward is given to encourage the public to take part in keeping the environment clean.

He added that last year, 123 people paid the RM1,000 fine when found guilty of illegally littering.

Meanwhile five paid summons of RM2,000 after losing their case in court. Meanwhile, 89 people have yet to settle their compound.

Additionally, MPJk managed to take action in seizing 39 vehicles which were caught while throwing rubbish illegally.

One of the recipients of the reward, Michael Yew, 41, said that he did not expect any reward when he channeled information to MPJk.

“This is a shared responsibility and I, as a member of the community who is concerned about cleanliness, should take on this role,” said Michael.

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