SANITATION IN MALAYSIA
By Nazri Faiz Zainal
At the turn of the 1900s health matters in Penang came under the jurisdiction of the Penang Mucipality, which was responsible for matters like collection of market tolls, compilation of mortality and morbidity statistic (birth, death, etc) licensing of dangerous or hoxious trades, and, of course, sewage disposal.
Surprisingly, Malacca started evev earlier than Penang to regulate health and cleanliness matters when it formed a mucipality to take care of, among others things, sewage.
The Kuala Lumpur Sanitary Board, which covered Ampang and Sungai Besi, begin in 1890. Its members included government officers and a sprinkling of unofficial members chosen by the British resident.
Other sanitation boards form before the beginning of last century include those form in Perak: Taiping (founded between 1891 and 1893); Ipoh (1893); Batu Gajah and Gopeng (both in 1894) and Teluk Anson or Teluk Intan as it is called now (1890).
These boards were the pre cursors of the local councils and municipalities we now have and were responsible for putting in place the ruddment of a sewerage service on the peninsula.
SIDANG REDAKSI PENDIDIKAN AGAMA WANITA ALAM SEKITAR POLITIK AM HIIBURAN KESIHATAN PELANCONGAN
KE LAMAN UTAMA