12, Jalan Permai Indah Baru,
The Chief Editor,
The National Times,
Lot 6, Jalan Usahawan,
40000 Shah Alam. 20 MARCH 2013
Poor Maintenance of Taman Segar
I am writing this letter is to attract your attention to the above title. As the representative of the community, I am writing to tell you that the residents living in Taman Segar are extremely unhappy about the lackadaisical attitude of the local town council given the dismal conditions we have been putting up with for the past few months .
2. The rubbish in our area has not been collected for more than a week. The rubbish is supposed to be collected on alternate days but this has not been the case. The town council workers collect the rubbish according to their own whims and fancies. The uncollected garbage has attracted not only flies and mosquitoes but also wild dogs which had attacked the residents on several occasions. These stray animals also scatter the rubbish and make the roads dirty and smelly. As a result, residents have to bear the discomfort of stench from the garbage and risk their health.
3. We are also disappointed with the town council workers for not clearing the clogged drains which are filled with rubbish. The drains would usually overflow when there is heavy rain and the rubbish would then flow into the compounds of our houses. Besides, putting up with the unbearable stench emitted from them, the residents have to spend hours cleaning their compounds of rotten vegetables, food leftovers and other rubbish.
4. Another problem is that the rubbish bins which are filled with leftovers become a food haven for stray cats and dogs. The dogs and cats overturn the rubbish bins and scatter the rubbish while...