Residents, Teoh Seng Kok and Ng Kum Seong of Taman Arena Kepayang, whose complaints about garbage collection had not been responded to by the city council for almost a year, had to approach Dato’ Lee Kon Yin of BN’s Public Complaints Bureau for help.
They said the garbage contractor had been piling collected wastes from the roads and placing it at a collection point next to their front gate adjoining their neighbours.
Ng had complained to MBI twice in the last two months saying some mornings the rubbish pile blocked him from reversing his car and that he had to hose down the area later due to the smell leaked onto the road.
He also suggested that the contractor place the collection point at the end of the block next to an open space. However their requests were ignored.
Dato’ Lee who alerted the media about the visit suggested that the residents contact their zone councillor of their problems. However the residents did not know who their councillor was or his contact number.
Lee would now contact the respective council’s department in charge regarding the complaint. Lee also suggested that city council erect a notice board at a strategic location indicating the name and contact number of the councillor complete with a photo for residents to contact whenever they had any community issues.
Ng also requested Lee to help get city council to clear a 800-metre jogging path along the Kinta River which is over grown with undergrowth for years. “When the jogging path was tarred 12 years ago the residents used it every evening but gradually stopped thereafter when no maintenance was forthcoming.”