MBPP tells owner of unkempt land to buck up



THE Penang Island City Council (MBPP) has issued a notice to the owner of an idle land in Tanjung Bungah, urging the latter to remove the overgrown bushes and unwanted construction materials left there.

Councillor Connie Tan said MBPP has issued the notice under Section 82 of the Local Government Act 1976 following complaints by residents nearby over the poor upkeep of the plot of land which has become a breeding ground for mosquitoes and snakes.

“The council urges the landowner to clean up the place soonest.

“This is important to prevent the area from becoming a mosquito threat,” she told a press conference in Komtar today.

According to the notice, the landowner needs to get approval from local authorities if they want to proceed with any works.

The residents expressed hopes that the authorities would take action to prevent the place from turning from bad to worse due to the rise of dengue and chikungunya cases in the state this year.

Story and pix by Edmund Lee