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KUCHING, April 24: Padawan Municipal Council (MPP) chairman Lo Khere Chiang has rebutted Pending assemblywomen Violet Yong’s claims that the council neglected its duty in maintaining the parks under its jurisdiction.
Lo in a press statement today said throughout the years, MPP has unfailingly done its level best in carrying out maintenance works at all the parks under MPP’s area of jurisdiction.
“Violet failed to understand that this park known as Rancangan Perumahan Rakyat (RPR) Batu Kawa was developed more than 30 years ago and definitely not new. The Council has never neglected any of its parks,” said Lo.
He was responding to a recent statement from the Pending reps with regards to the allegedly neglected recreational park at RPR Batu Kawa.
Lo said despite being a so-called responsible politician, Yong only picked on alleged faults of MPP.
He pointed out that Violet failed to appreciate the efforts by the Council because she is not from the Batu Kawa community, being the elected representative from Pending.
“I truly wonder why she has not served her own constituents just as well as she is such a busy body picking on the alleged faults of MPP.
“As a lawyer, Violet ought to understand the principles of law better in that a person or organisation should be given an opportunity to get around to rectify any alleged oversights within a reasonable time,” he added.
On another note, Lo said other than the park in RPR Batu Kawa, the council has other recreational parks which are recently completed or upgraded such as Batu Kawa Riverbank Park Phase 2, Sri Moyan Recreational Park, Taman Kwong Tiong Recreational Park, MJC Batu Kawa Recreational Park, Taman Stapok Utama Recreational Park.
According to him, there are also a few new parks under construction such as Batu Kawa Riverbank Park Phase 1 and 4 and Sport/Community Hall with an Innovative Hub, which serves the community at large.
These, he continued, are in addition to the two new recreational parks at 10th Mile and 11th Mile in Kota Padawan, which cater the needs of all living within the surrounding areas in MPP.
“The Council has so many parks to maintain and I believe has done it to an appreciable, maintainable level within the resources that it has.
“Naturally and as always, I welcome the residents’ complaints which may assist the Council to address these issues positively. All residents under my MPP jurisdiction can approach me or my staff at MPP to voice their concerns and seek assistance and naturally we will do our level best to assist them,” he said. – DayakDaily