DBKK Chides Visitors For Leaving 200KG Of Trash In Public Parks During Hari Raya Holidays

"This clearly shows the mentality of the public," the city council said.

Cover image via Dewan Bandaraya Kota Kinabalu (Facebook)

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Kota Kinabalu City Hall (DBKK) has expressed its disappointment at the public for leaving trash strewn across two public parks during the Hari Raya holidays

In a statement on Facebook, DBKK reported that there was an increase in visitors at Segama Waterfront and Teluk Likas Public Park over the past week.

However, the city council said it was disappointed that so many irresponsible parties left litter and waste at the public areas, tarnishing the image of the city.

"[This] clearly shows the mentality of the public who still think the task of maintaining cleanliness in public areas is the responsibility of the local authorities alone," it said.

DBKK said it needed to deploy two teams to sweep and clean up the public areas, and had collected a whopping 200kg of trash

"Keeping public places clean is a responsibility that should be shouldered together," the city council reminded the public.

"The citizens of Kota Kinabalu should set an example and become a community that prioritises the cleanliness of the environment. Don't become litterbugs," it added.

To prevent recurrence, the city council said it has placed more 120-litre to 240-litre trash bins around both parks

It also warned that it will be conducting operations to fully enforce anti-littering laws and will not hesitate to issue fines and court actions to future litterbugs.

DBKK said it has issued a total of 278 fines under the law between January and April this year, warning others against doing the same.

Let's learn to clean up after ourselves and not leave a mess in public:

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