Wednesday June 27, 2012
Residents frustrated their complaints have fallen on deaf ears
By JASTIN AHMAD TARMIZI
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RESIDENTS of Taman Midah, Cheras, are frustrated that the authorities are not doing anything to clean up the area surrounding SK Taman Midah in Jalan Midah 14 which is turning into an eyesore.
A check by StarMetro revealed that there were overgrown trees and rubbish strewn all over the area.
Rubbish dumped include broken furniture, mattresses and domestic waste.
Resident M. Mohan, 52, who has been living in the area for more than 20 years, said the area had not been well maintained for more than 10 years.
“The rubbish is piling up and it makes this area messy. If no one does anything, this area will turn into an illegal dumpsite. The stench is just unbearable,” he said, adding that the trees in the area were also overgrown.
Mohan said some of the rubbish was dumped by food operators or outsiders who chose to discard their old furniture there.
“We have warned them not to dump rubbish previously but now they are doing it discreetly,” he said, adding that they had reported the matter to Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) but no action was taken.
Another resident, Chee Mei, said the area had been ignored by DBKL for years and nothing was done to maintain the area.
“The branches of the trees are so low that people cannot even walk on the walkway.
“Some of the residents who jog in the evenings have to do so in the middle of the road because of the protruding branches,” she said.
“I have sent several e-mails and even sent photos of the area, however no action has been taken,” she added.