IN conjunction with the upcoming Merdeka Day, Padang Lalang Village Community Management Council (MPKK) today announced that a programme called “Ops longkang” will be held on Aug 16.
Padang Lalang assemblyman Chong Eng said the programme is aimed at reminding the public to continuously be vigilant in view of the rise in dengue and chikungunya cases in Penang recently.
The programme is set to start at 8am, mainly covering the Padang Lalang neighbourhood.
The “Ops longkang” (drain cleanup operation) is a collaboration between the Padang Lalang MPKK members and Seberang Perai City Council (MBSP) councillor Bernard Cheen.
Chong Eng, who is also in charge of the state Women and Family Development, Gender Inclusiveness & Religions Other Than Islam, said it is important for Penangites to keep not only their houses clean but also the surroundings of their neighbourhood.
“During this programme, I hope all the residents can work together with the MPKK members to inspect their respective housing areas, especially drains.
“If you see clogged drains, don’t just ignore but remove the garbage. If you find drains that are beyond your capability of cleaning it, you may file a complaint through MyMBSP and the relevant parties will attend to the issue,” said Chong Eng during a press conference in Padang Lalang.
MyMBSP is a mobile application spearheaded by the city council to provide fast and reliable information for the Seberang Perai community, as well as to enable them to file complaints in a more efficient manner.
Chong Eng reminded residents not to be complacent about the matter as it is crucial to stay healthy and safe during these trying times of Covid-19 pandemic that is far from over yet.
Story by Kevin Vimal
Pix by Eng Kok Wei