I applaud the actions of this exemplary young Malaysian Chinese man who has taken it upon himself to follow the initiative of an old Japanese man. Who has been cleaning up the rubbish, thrown about, by irresponsible Malaysians and others, all along the roads up there in Cameron Highlands.
A tourist destination, which draws visitors from all around the world but sadly is being destroyed by apathy of the millions of visitors, both domestic and foreign.
I came across other videos of a ‘trash for cash‘ initiative. I strongly support more campaigns like this to help clean up our country’s environment. Isn’t it embarrassing for Malaysia to have people from other countries, who are forced to do what we should be doing ourselves? Keeping Malaysia clean!
The video above shows volunteers from our young Malaysians helping to clean up Tanah Rata, Cameron Highlands.
One glaring weakness is Malaysia’s failure, to educate its citizens, to practice good hygiene and housekeeping from the earliest stage, of our education process.
Watch the video below, showing how Japan teaches its citizens about cleanliness, from the early stages, of their school education system.
Islam teaches us to keep clean, but from my observations, when I went to perform my Hajj in 2011, as a member of the Tabung Haji Media Team, I was shocked to see the streets of Makkah and Madinah, littered with food waste, rubbish and piles of uncollected rubbish bags, left rotting by the roadsides!
The trash problem, all over the world can only be solved, by continuous efforts by us, people who live on this planet. Let’s clean up the Earth!