I WOULD like to readdress the houseflies issue around Kampong Bebatik Kulapis.
I last wrote a letter regarding the same issue published in the Opinion page of the Borneo Bulletin in 2018.
It created the necessary push addressing the problem and there was a noticeable reduction of houseflies in the area.
I was thankful for the efforts and thought it would be a permanent and consistent action by the authorities.
However, the amount of houseflies has recently increased, depending on the weather.
I feel like the efforts done has slacked.
There are times, especially in the evening, when I could sense the presence of foul smell emanating from a distance.
This may not be the cause of the problem but the number of houseflies can be overwhelming.
Is there a way for the authorities to tackle this issue?
I hope the issue can be addressed soon as with an outbreak of houseflies, diseases will soon follow, which may be too late.
– On behalf of the residents of Bebatik Kulapis