DAP rep urges MPKS to address flood, rubbish collection issues at Taman Batu 9 1/2

Left photo: The condition of a backlane in Taman Batu 9 1/2. Right photo: Damaged drains are overgrown and filled with debris. Photo credit: Michael Kong Feng Nian Facebook page

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KUCHING, Feb 6: Michael Kong, a special assistant to Sarawak Democratic Action Party (DAP) chairman Chong Chieng Jen, urges Kota Samarahan Municipal Council (MPKS) to address flood and rubbish collection issues in Taman Batu 9 1/2.

In a Facebook post yesterday (Feb 5), Kong said during his recent visit to the Taman Batu 9 ½ housing area, he met a resident name Madam Goh, who said that her house will flood whenever there is continuous rain lasting at least an hour.

“The main cause is because the rainwater can not be discharged properly due to the damaged drains at all the backlanes.

“I have sighted and can confirm that the drains in the backlanes are all damaged and/or non-existent,” he said.

Meanwhile, Kong said another issue that the residents there faced is the inefficient rubbish collection system that is employed by MPKS.

According to him, there are no fixed rubbish collection days, and more often than not, residents have to dispose of their rubbish elsewhere because stray dogs will get into the rubbish if left unattended for days.

“Complaints have been lodged accordingly, and I will also be writing in to MPKS officially to highlight the seriousness of the issue,” he added. — DayakDaily