“A Cat And Mouse Game”
With reference to “A Cat And Mouse Game” (Ipoh Echo, March 1), where the Editor had emphasized on the clean-up campaign and Ipoh is supposed to be the cleanest town in the country. But, now, there is already a claim that Muar is the cleanest town in the country. I am uncertain, which is the cleanest town or it’s just a ‘syok sendiri’ punya statement. However, this claim was an undisputed truth during Seenivasagam’s era, Ipoh was indeed one of the cleanest towns in the country. Under D.R. Seenivasagam, as the President of People’s Progressive Party (PPP), where they captured control of Ipoh town council and also provided efficient services for the people of Ipoh.
I had the opportunity of meeting Uncle Seenivasagam numerous times at the Ceylon Association Ipoh. (I am certain I’ve broken a protocol addressing him in this manner at the CA). D.R. Seenivasagam was a dynamic personality who wanted massive improvement for Ipoh. Sadly today, many people have forgotten his contributions to Ipoh. This March 15 marks the 49th anniversary remembrance for this towering personality of D.R. Seenivasagam.
Now I am wondering after more than half a decade, will there be another MyPPP leader to lead and maintain Ipoh as the cleanest city in the country? At the moment, I am enormously impressed with the hard-working Dato’ Naran Singh of MyPPP and a Ipoh City Councillor. Deep-rooted in most of us, we need more committed and hard-working individuals like Dato’ Naran to keep our respective zones clean all the time. Thus, Ipoh will eventually be the cleanest city in the country, in a real sense.