For most of us, it is common sense that we throw rubbish into rubbish bins to maintain the cleanliness of the place. However, it appears that this common sense is not something all of us share.
Taking his shocking experience to Twitter, TV host and YouTuber, Hazeman Huzir shares that in someplace in Sabah, littering is common and part of the daily lives of the community.
In a thread, Hazeman said he and his team recently visited a village on the water in Sabah for charity purposes and they were shocked upon seeing the condition there, where rubbish was all over the river and in the sea.
Kalau korang jenis triggered teruk tengok orang buang sampah merata dalam sungai atau laut—— Hazeman Huzir (@hazemanhuzir) June 27, 2022
I suggest pergi lah jadi volunteer dekat area perkampungan atas air. Especially di Sabah.
You'll learn something new. pic.twitter.com/FnJSivjY1m
He then said that the community there lacks the fundamental knowledge of cleanliness. “No, they know nothing about cleanliness. The littering issues among them are deep-rooted.”
Hazeman said that during their visit, they brought some snacks for the children and reminded them to not throw the snack’s packaging into the river. However, one child gave him a blur reaction.
“Oh, should I throw it into the shallow part of the river?” the child asked.
Hazeman then shared that during one of the nights when the children visited the mosque to attend a talk, they were asked to sing a religious song along but all of them kept quiet.
Satu malam tu, si @akhifairuz bagi ceramah kat masjid untuk budak² dekat sana. Ramai lah dalam 100 orang camtu.— Hazeman Huzir (@hazemanhuzir) June 27, 2022
Akhi suruh budak² sing-along lagu 25 Rasul yg Raihan tu.
Takde sorang pun ikut. Sebab tak pernah dengar. Terasing dari media. pic.twitter.com/WFeXfi4Z1p
“No one has ever heard of the song as they were ‘disconnected’ from the media,” he explained.
He also mentioned meeting a 16-year-old teenager who cannot read nor count and that this is a common phenomenon there.
He added that literarily everybody in the village, regardless of their ages and generations, casually littering into the river.
Jadi nak explain macam mana ni bila seluruh kampung, ABC 123 pun tak kenal?— Hazeman Huzir (@hazemanhuzir) June 27, 2022
Now, itu mereka golongan yang daif. Yang kita bersungguh judge.
Sekarang ni kita borak pasal kita, yang boleh membaca & menulis ni. pic.twitter.com/pMnJaILQdR
Adding on the ‘deep-rooted’ issue that he pointed out, Hazeman said it was the lack of education.
“We can tell them not to litter into the river and they will ask why. But how do you explain to the entire village who don’t even know ABC and 123?”
Nonetheless, Hazeman noted that every social class has their level of education and there are always people who are better than us.
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