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Media Statement by Johor DAP Publicity Secretary and Senai State Assemblywoman Wong Shu Qi on 6th September 2016 (Tuesday):


The federal and state government should step up to combat Zika virus


The Zika virus has finally reached Malaysia. Malaysians who are travelling everyday and living just next to Singapore are now affected. Yet, the government is still not giving out enough information to the people on this serious life and death matter.


Johor DAP discovered that a lot of people were not properly informed about Zika virus when we were distributing flyers on the ground. People are asking for more information from government on combating the disease and protecting themselves and their loved ones. At the same time, we are still facing a prolonged dengue epidemic. The public is gravely worried about their health but not much is being done except a statement issued by Johor state EXCO for Health and Environment.


The government must realise that the dissemination of information is far from satisfactory as a lot of people are still in dark about the spread of the virus and its symptoms. Although the government has been putting up buntings about Zika at every immigration points, yet, most people have no access to the information.


We were told that the Zika virus is carried by aedes mosquitos. The number of dengue cases which are similarly caused by aedes is on the rise for the last one year. This twin information is a major cause of concern. If the government has so far failed to deal with dengue, how much more effective will they deal with Zika?


It is clear that mosquito repellent is but a minor form of protection although it is a very easily available and common one. The most important thing to do is to ensure cleanliness of the surrounding environment to prevent the breeding of virus carrying vectors.


As such the spread of the epidemic is correlated to the performance of local governments in terms of public hygiene.


Drainages must be well maintained to ensure no clogging and water retention which will become breeding place for aedes. Illegal dump sites must be cleared, construction sites must be closely monitored to ensure health and safety of workers and residents nearby.


These are basic services by the government, and in face of Zika and dengue, there should be no excuse by the government to do their job well. This is not only the tasks of the health department but all government agencies must work together to combat the virus and overcome the crisis. This is the time to test the efficiency and effectiveness of our governments. The price of an inefficient public service delivery is the lives of people.


To help in combating Zika, Johor DAP is now conducting a statewide campaign to raise public awareness on Zika by distributing flyers to every household. Meanwhile, Johor DAP will also be organising DIY workshops to produce homemade mosquito repellent. The details of the program are as follows. This is part of our effort to fight Zika together with the people of Johor.




Date Time Venue Enquiry
7/9/2016 7:15pm 2nd floor at HAVN Café (Kulai) 016-7763627
8/9/2016 8:00pm Kluang Community Centre 017-4628890
10/9/2016 8:00pm Johor Jaya Community Centre 016-7726276
11/9/2016 8:00pm Pontian Community Centre 07-6993537/013-6617698
14/9/2016 3:00pm DAP Cawangan Bekok 017-5579488




Wong Shu Qi


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Media Statement by Johor DAP Publicity Secretary and Senai State Assemblyperson Wong Shu Qi on 15th July 2016 (Friday):


Strong will needed to tackle the illegal dumpsite issue in Senai town


Since the implementation of waste segregation at source from June 1 onwards, the problem of illegal dumpsites in Senai town is not only unresolved but has worsened. Public attitude is only part of the problem. The authority should not always blame the people on illegal dumpsite if the existing policy on waste management has too many problems on its own.


After monitoring and surveying the area for a month, we conclude that there are a few factors contributing to the illegal dumpsite right at the entrance of Senai new village. These are, namely, insufficient rubbish bins for the shoplots, no rubbish bins for certain landlords, no signages or public awareness materials in foreign languages to reach out to the huge number of migrant workers residing in the area, and most importantly, the lack of enforcement by the authority.


A few shop owners in the area told us that they have not received a rubbish bin from SWM although they pay their assessment rate regularly. One shop owner has been travelling to SWM office just to get the green and grey coloured rubbish bin. He failed to get any from SWM without a valid reason given.


We can only conclude that there must be some communication breakdown between the local council and the waste management concessionaire. Otherwise, the local council will have to explain why some house owners and shop owners who pay their assessment rate annually did not even get a rubbish bin. All the ratepayers in the new village should be entitled to receive the basic cleansing services unless stated otherwise.


Secondly, it is obvious that the rubbish bins given to the four-storey shoplots are not sufficient as tenants occupy almost all upper units. While a household or business premise with four persons is entitled to receive a 120 litre rubbish bin, the four-storey shoplots definitely has more waste generated per day. As such, the current size of the rubbish bin issued to them is not able to cater to the needs.


Thirdly, Senai town area is no doubt a popular house-rental area for migrant workers due to its strategic location. With the large number of foreigners in town, the authority should engage the residents in the language they understand. Otherwise, the problem will not be solved.


Besides all these issues, the authority should take stern action against these irresponsible litterbugs. It is very obvious that garbage at the illegal dumpsite are usually caused by a small number of irresponsible litterbugs. After tackling all the above issues, the authority should maintain strict enforcement to ensure that the entrance of Senai new village is no longer an illegal dumpsite.



Wong Shu Qi