Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Swiftlet farms In Sibu Town


THE Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) has issued a warning to shophouse and residential property owners that it will take action against those who operate swiftlet farms in their property. Chairman Datuk Tiong Thai King said at SMC’s full council meeting yesterday that as swiftlet farming was a lucrative business, those involved in the business should not violate the law by operating such farms in their premises.
Tiong: SMC will take action on illegal swiftlet farming. The council, he said, had received many complaints about swiftlet farming causing noise pollutions.
“The council will take action on the complaints under the Public Health Ordinance even though the licensing of the farms is under the jurisdiction of the Forest Department,” said Tiong.
Tiong also posed a challenge to NGOs to extend their cleaning campaigns beyond merely picking up litter and wastes by including education. He suggested that they distributed educational leaflets and give talks to residents on the importance to have a clean environment. He said this was particularly important in view of the increasing cases of dengue in the town this year.

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