Kubah residents take revenge on Aedes Featured

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On Saturday, 16th January 2016, Kubah residents were up in arms, literally, to wage war against dengue. With a whopping 80 cases in Kubah, and over 40 cases from just two streets, residents decided to take matters into their own hands. Using their hands they cleared up any potential aedes mosquito breeding grounds. They organized a gotong royong and the whole of Kubah came out to help their neighbours do a real cleanup.

 Assisted by MBSA, the gotong royong started at 9am and went right up to noon. Even residents from neighbouring Menara, Adang, and Rabung came out to give a helping hand. Community spirit at its best.

The spike in dengue cases in Kubah came in December and Mr. Siew Shan Peng, President of the Kubah Residents Association, raised the alarm to BJRA. In rapid turn of events, MBSA and the Vector Unit of the Ministry of Health, through Tengku Ahmad (Councillor for MPP 19) made an inspection to the area around Kubah. As a result, the Radia construction site was issued a stop-work order.

In true spirit of community-developer relation, the Radia development team even met with residents of Kubah after the gotong royong to inform them of the measures they will take to ensure the aedes mosquito does not breed in their construction site, to the relief of the residents.

The event was also covered by several newspapers

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