Monday, Oct 20, 2014Monday, Oct 20, 2014
Singapore
 

MP calls for stiffer penalties for mosquito breeding

Construction firms which flout regulations need to feel the pinch, says Zaqy

Published on Jul 19, 2014 8:06 AM
 

Chua Chu Kang GRC MP Zaqy Mohamad has called for heavier penalties for construction companies found to have mosquitoes breeding at their sites after one apparently sparked a dengue outbreak in his Keat Hong ward.

China Jingye Engineering, the main contractor for the Sunshine Gardens Housing Board development, will be prosecuted in court for mosquito breeding after it allegedly caused the largest dengue cluster in Singapore's history.

As of Tuesday, there were 316 cases - 115 of which involved workers from the site. The rest were made up of 195 local residents and six workers from a nearby construction site run by Keat Hong Pride.

The number of cases has grown to 391, as of yesterday.

 
If you are not a subscriber, you can get instant, unlimited access here

Background story

As of Tuesday, there were 316 cases - 115 of which involved workers from the site. The rest were made up of 195 local residents and six workers from a nearby construction site run by Keat Hong Pride. The number of cases has grown to 391, as of yesterday.

Videos