Wednesday, January 12, 2011

‘No swiftlet farming in residential areas’

‘No swiftlet farming in residential areas’

by Jane Moh. Posted on January 12, 2011, Wednesday
SIBU: Swiftlet farming in residential areas is prohibited, and those involved are advised to cease the operation or face stern action.

SERIOUS ISSUE: (From left) Ngieng, Tiong, Hii and Kiong King at a dialogue session.
Sibu Municipal Council deputy chairman Daniel Ngieng gave the warning when speaking at a dialogue session with Sarawak Bird’s Nest Supply and Merchants Association (SBNSMA). “In area under the jurisdiction of Sibu Municipal Council, swiftlet farming in residential areas is strictly prohibited,” he reiterated. The council, he said, would take immediate action, including compounding the offender, should a complaint is received.

Ngieng acknowledged the economic viability of swiftlet farming, but said the public should not be victimised, such as having to face pollution, including that of noise. He called on the association members to give their fullest cooperation to the council in the interest of the public. Also present at the dialogue session were council chairman Datuk Tiong Thai King, secretary Hii Chang Kee and chairman of SBNSMA Tiong Kiong King.

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