Hungry dogs in
Langkawi district officer Isahak
Murat apologised to
Farah and her family for the
He said the jetty was managed
by an association of boat
operators who offered islandhopping
He said the district office
had allocated RM31,000 to
upgrade facilities at the jetty,
including building better toilets
“We expect the upgrading
work to be completed by the
end of this month,” Isahak
A FAMILY who went on holiday in
Langkawi early this year was
put off by the lack of basic
amenities at a jetty on Teluk
Farah Liyana said she visited
Langkawi with eight family
members and stopped by the
jetty after a tour around the island.
“We wanted to freshen up after
the trip, but to our surprise,
there was only one toilet at the
jetty and it was run-down.
“We had to use the toilet at a
nearby petrol station to wash
Farah said the food stalls at
the jetty were in poor condition.
She said since Langkawi was
listed as one of the top destinations
to visit in 2017, the
authorities should ensure the
basic amenities for tourists
were well kept.
“The present situation will
not leaveagood impression,”
TWO stray dogs in Jalan Cecawi 6/22, Kota
Damansara, Selangor, have been disturbing
residents and passers-by, according to resident
He said the dogs would chase anyone and
sometimes would growl when they saw people
walking with food in hand.
“On many occasions, people are forced to let
go of the food as the dogs kept tugging at the
plastic bags,” he said.
“Residents staying nearby claimed the dogs
were once owned byaneighbour. But once
they matured, they were left to fend for themselves
on the streets.”
The toilet on the left is being upgraded and the middle one is the only ‘usable’ toilet at the Teluk
The Petaling Jaya Municipal Council said
dog catchers would be sent to the area.
“We will catch and send them to a shelter,”
said a council spokesman, adding that the
Vector and Public Health units had also
been informed of the matter.
“When caught, the dogs will be sent to
Paws Animal Welfare Society.”