IPOH: A strategic way to manage the stray dog issue in Perak is being planned, says Sandrea Ng Shy Ching.

The Perak local government committee chairman said this would include long- and short-term plans to solve the issue.

“The state government is aware of complaints about stray dogs from the public. Aside from the local councils, we will also work together with non-governmental organisations to solve the problems,” she said after attending the appointment of 25 new Ipoh City Council (MBI) councillors at the MBI headquarters here on Wednesday (Feb 22).

“Among the things we are considering is the trap-neuter-release method which has shown good results.

“We are also working on creating a system that will check on the status of a licensed dog, whether it has been neutered or not,” she added.

Separately, Ipoh mayor Datuk Rumaizi Baharin said the council is investigating if a landslide occurred in Lahat as shown in a viral video.

“We have contacted the developer and asked them to send in a report.

“We will wait for the report first before we take the next course of action,” he said.

On Saturday (Feb 18), a TikTok user under the name Cikguchandra uploaded a video of a landslide that had occurred near a housing area in Lahat.

The voiceover in the one-minute, 11-second video claimed that a landslide had occurred and that houses near above the area would be demolished.

On stolen floodlight cables and other items from Stadium Perak, Rumaizi said the MBI was working hard to ensure that the problem would be fixed before the Malaysia Football League match between Perak FC and Kedah Darul Aman FC on Saturday (Feb 25).

“Repair works are scheduled to be completed by Wednesday night.

“We will do a test run tomorrow (Feb 23) and the night before the match (Feb 24) to make sure the spotlights are working properly,” he said, adding that police were investigating the theft.

On Feb 17, MBI lodged a police report after some RM135,000 worth of cables and components were stolen from its storage room at the stadium.