31 Dec '16, 1am

Malaysia’s oldest airport an illegal dumpsite https://t.co/leEot4SQxj

Malaysia’s oldest airport an illegal dumpsite https://t.co/leEot4SQxj

TAIPING — Malaysia’s oldest airport, the Taiping Airport, is in a state of disrepair and has been turned into an illegal dumpsite. Local newspaper Malay Mail found rubbish on part of the airstrip, about half the size of a football field. Retired army officer Mohd Radzi Mat Aripin, 54, said the illegal dumping had been going on for more than five years. “I have lodged several complaints with the Taiping Municipal Council, but the problem has persisted,” he said. Mr Radzi, who operates a vegetable and chicken farm near the airstrip, said after each complaint, council personnel would clean up the area. “But litterbugs return and start dumping at the site again,” he said. Calling for a permanent solution, Mr Radzi said the authorities could consider closing the airport compound. “It is a shame the country’s first airport is treated this way. It could have been a tourist attrac...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/world/asia/malaysias-oldest-ai...

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