Tuesday, 19 March 2013

KK City rat/pest population increasing fast // 亞庇市老鼠繁殖快速



亞庇市區内的老鼠数量正在快速繁殖。 從店后巷,甚至店前都可以看到老鼠毫無顧忌的走动。 这不仅是很不雅观和不衛生,同时鼠患問題将可能会导致疾病傳播的嚴重後。此外這也给前來沙巴旅遊的的游客有個坏印象。

沙巴民主行动党必打丹支部主席沙列尤舒夫(Salleh Yussof)说,他曾看到游客們向餐馆店主投訴說,他们發現有老鼠在他們的脚旁跑过,讓他们感到噁心。 他们的投訴是沒有錯,因這在亞庇市是常见的景象,老鼠的蹤跡可以在商店的后巷,路旁或人行道旁的排水溝和垃圾桶看到,有的甚至公然的街道上走動。



The rat population in the Kota Kinabalu City is increasing at an alarming rate. The rats can be seen rooming the back lanes and even in the shop fronts in the city. This is not only unsightly and unhealthy but this could be the cause of spread of diseases. Furthermore, our valued tourists will have a bad impression on Kota Kinabalu.

The Sabah DAP Putatan Branch Chairman Salleh Yussof said he saw the tourists group complained to the eatery shop owner that their feet were run over by dashing rats which caused them to yelled. Their complaints are valid and it is a common sight that rats are all over the city and they are found in the back lanes, drains, dust bins, and even openly running on the streets.


Salleh said he saw the cats even tried to avoid the big size rats and usually the cats are out numbered. The rats are frequently found in the central market, eateries, food outlets, and where there is plenty of food for them. In the Foh Sang, Bornion and Damai shops area this is a common sight. He said he couldn’t understand why the DBKK and the Health Department did not act and catch all the rats. In fact, the authorities had failed their entrusted responsibility to take care of the “little friends”.

Salleh strongly feels that the DBKK and the Health Department should immediately to launch a rat catching exercise to cut them from reproducing at such a fast rate. He said catching them and killing them is a solution, but there are many ways, and he need not teach the authorities on how to do their work. There was a program announced by the DBKK long ago, and that is who ever caught a mouse can claim RM1.00 from DBKK. Is this still running or it has been terminated? Is this a workable rat fighting program or it has failed?

Salleh suggests that DBKK should increase the “reward money” to RM2.00 for each rat caught, and this will encourage more people to catch the rats to earn the reward money. This can eventually bring interested people to become professional rat catchers, and at the same time to earn a good living. This could be a win-win situation in Kota Kinabalu, because there are so many rats to be caught.

The pest problem if not only on the rats, but we have other problems like the nesting birds in Gaya Street which created the problem of bird droppings and noise disturbances. The DBKK must solve the problems soonest possible. This can be done by reducing the tree branches or by other means like smoking and spraying with chemicals to chase the birds away. There must be regular spraying of insecticide into the drains to get rid of the cockroaches and ants in the covered drain. We don’t want our city to become a heaven of pests.


SALLEH YUSSOF
Sabah DAP Putatan Branch Chairman.
Picture : Salleh (2nd from left) with KK MP Hiew during morning hour breakfast meet with Gaya Street folks.





亞庇市老鼠繁殖快速

亞庇市區内的老鼠数量正在快速繁殖。 從店后巷,甚至店前都可以看到老鼠毫無顧忌的走动。 这不仅是很不雅观和不衛生,同时鼠患問題将可能会导致疾病傳播的嚴重後。此外這也给前來沙巴旅遊的的游客有個坏印象。

沙巴民主行动党必打丹支部主席沙列尤舒夫(Salleh Yussof)说,他曾看到游客們向餐馆店主投訴說,他们發現有老鼠在他們的脚旁跑过,讓他们感到噁心。 他们的投訴是沒有錯,因這在亞庇市是常见的景象,老鼠的蹤跡可以在商店的后巷,路旁或人行道旁的排水溝和垃圾桶看到,有的甚至公然的街道上走動。

沙列说,他曾看到有些猫甚至闪避肥大的老鼠,它们甚至害怕大老鼠。 亚庇的中央巴刹,茶店和快餐店都经常有大老鼠出没,因为这地方有充足的食物。 老鼠在路阳和生园,婆联和达迈商店出没是常见。 他说,他不明白为何亚庇市政厅和卫生局没有积极的采取行动去捕捉老鼠。事实上他们是没有尽力的进行捕捉老鼠的工作。

沙列认为,亚庇市政厅和卫生局应立即展开捕鼠工作,以削减老鼠的繁殖。 他说捕杀老鼠是其中的解决方案,其实还有其他方法以减低老鼠的滋长,当局应该是知道如何把工作做好。之前亚庇市政厅曾宣布说凡是捕捉到一只老鼠就可以向市政厅领取RM1.00的奖金。 该项宣布是否仍有效或已经终止? 该捉鼠计划是否成功或已经失败呢? 沙列建议亚庇市政厅应该把捉鼠的“奖金”增加至RM2.00,这将鼓励更多的人去捕捉老鼠以换取奖金。 最终也让许多人成为专业的捉鼠专家。 这可是个双赢的局面,因为可以降低老鼠的增殖,并保持环境清洁。

鼠患是亚庇市其中所面对的问题, 还有其他的问题有待解决和处理,如鸟类筑巢在加雅街的大树上,这不单导致满地鸟粪,同时鸟类发出的噪声带来干扰。亚庇市政厅必须尽快解决这项问题。 这可以透过修剪树枝,或其他方式如放烟和喷洒化学物品驱赶鸟群。 此外当局必须定期在有盖的排水沟里喷洒杀虫剂以清除蟑螂和蚂蚁。我们不希望亚庇市到处都有影响环境和卫生的动物及昆虫出没。

图:沙列(2)陪同亚庇国会议员邱庆洲与加雅街市民共进早餐