32, Jalan Laksamana,
Kluang Municipal Council,
Aras 2 Bangunan Muhibbah,
15 SEPTEMBER 2009
Poor Maintenance of Taman Jayadiri
I am writing this letter on behalf of the residents of Taman Mega to complain about the dismal conditions we have been putting up with for the past three months. 2. One of the main problems of the residents concerns uncollected rubbish (point 1). Initially, rubbish was collected three times a week. However, since August this year the garbage collectors have only been coming once a week. Our litter bins are always filled to the brim and we have no choice but to leave the bags of rubbish next to the bins. The rotting waste causes a terrible stench (point 2). Furthermore, stray cats and dogs scatter the rubbish (point 3) in searching for food. This leads to unhealthy environment in the neighbourhood. 3. Most of the drains in Taman Mega are clogged (point 4) with rubbish resulting the water becoming stagnant. It is not uncommon to see bottles, dry leaves and plastic bags among others in these drains. There is an urgent need to clear these drains as the stagnant water is an ideal breeding ground for mosquitoes (point 5). The residents are worried as there has been a sharp increase in dengue cases (point 6) documented in the last two months. 4. The street lights along several roads are not working (point 7) as well. This has caused several accidents at night (point 8), mostly involving motorcyclists as they are unable to see in the dark. Apart from that, the dark streets have led to another problem; an increase in crime (point 9). Several residents, especially women, have fallen victim to snatch thieves. 5. Lastly, the one and only playground in our area is not well-maintained (point 10). The grass is overgrown (point 11) as it has not been cut for almost three months. In addition, the playground equipment is damaged (point 12). Many of the...