KUALA SELANGOR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has offered help to the Selangor government in managing waste disposal and drainage to reduce dengue cases in the state which is the worst affected by the menace as compared to other states.
He said Selangor recorded about 40,000 dengue case each year or some 100 cases daily, which was a record one could not be proud of.
Najib said he was not surprised by the situation because it can happen if there were insufficient cleaning efforts done by the state government which is responsible for the matter.
“We can help if they are not up to the task. How? Change the government? That will have to wait until the 14th general election…today we help by doing cleaning work here and other areas,” he said.
The Prime Minister said this when launching the national-level National Blue Ocean Strategy My Beautiful Neighbourhood (NBOS MyBN) here today. The NBOS MyBN was also simultaneously launched at 98 locations nationwide.
Also present were Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Minister Tan Sri Nor Omar and Kuala Selangor MP Datuk Seri Dr Irmohizam Ibrahim.
Commenting on the MyBN programme which is based on the gotong-royong (self-help) concept, the Prime Minister hoped it would nurture the spirit of cooperation and tolerance among the people as well as common values such as love for cleanliness.
Meanwhile, he also expressed his appreciation of Noh for taking the initiative to offer houses under the People\’s Housing Project to victims whose houses were demolished by the state government recently.
We do not demolish houses of imam or bilal and so on, we only destroy the breeding grounds of Aedes mosquitoes…I would like to thank Tan Sri Noh for giving houses to residents whose houses were demolished by the (Selangor) state government, he said.