Wednesday July 25, 2012
NGOsí recycling bins turned into trash cans
CHARITABLE organisations have decided to remove recycling kiosks and boxes at public places after it was revealed that they were misused, China Press reported.
Instead of containing recyclable items such as clothes or toys, the kiosks were found to contain rubbish and kitchen waste.
Pertubuhan Amal Seri Sinar founder Datuk Eadon Ching said his NGO was forced to take away 30 kiosks after they were found to contain rubbish.
“Foodstall operators nearby were believed to have thrown their rubbish into the kiosks, while pieces of old furniture were also found near them,” he added.
Another NGO, Beautiful Gate Foundation, also complained of the same situation.
Its spokesman Sia Siew Chin said the foundation members had to take time to clean out the kiosks and separate the rubbish from the recyclable items.
> The daily also reported that several intimate messages believed to be between local actor Frederick Lee and his female fan have been published on the Internet.
The paper said the messages were said to have been found by someone after Lee reported the loss of his iPad.
The netizen, who called herself Shanny Lim, said she had uploaded the first message on June 22.
Among the contents of the messages were of Lee telling the fan that both of them could not be together as a couple because he already had a girlfriend.
Another set of messages reported that the fan was already married and had a daughter.
The paper said Lee could not be reached for comments.
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