Residents cry foul over temporary rubbish station that has become permanent

MIRI: The temporary Lambir Rubbish Transit Station set up 11 years ago which seems to have acquired a permanent status is fuelling the anger of residents in the vicinity.

The irrate residents have again urged the Miri City Council (MCC) to expedite effort to move the transit station away from their area.

Lambir Assemblyman, Lambir Ripin Lamat said the residents were aware that the council had idenfitied a permanent site for the transit station.

The transit station was supposed to be only temporary but it has been here for 11 years and the foul smell really affects the life and daily activities of the nearby residents.

I hoped the council will speedily move the station to the permanent site that had been identified, he told reporters yesterday after attending the E-kasih programme at Sekolah Tunas Bakti (P) Miri, Lambir.

Students at the school and nearby residents bear the brunt of the stench from the rubbish at the transit station which is located only few metres away.

I really hoped that the city Mayor, Lawrence Lai will go to the ground to see the urgency of moving the transit station, as it is not fair to the people here including those going to this school which was built more than 30 years ago, he said.

Meanwhile, he said Lambir Constituency Service Centre will continue to work closely with the Sekolah Tunas Bakti (P) Miri.

Among the cooperation rendered are provision of sewing machine for trainees at the school.