Wednesday July 25, 2012
Loh: Ng must do more for Komtar constituents
By ROYCE TAN
KOMTAR Barisan Nasional co-ordinator Loh Chye Teik has lashed out at Komtar assemblyman Ng Wei Aik for allegedly ignoring the complaints and woes of residents in the constituency.
Loh claimed that residents of Kim Bian Aik Road had turned to him as Ng had allegedly not responded to their woes.
“Thieves have stolen the water meters of seven houses this year and the residents are afraid that they will strike again,” he said.
“I applied for subsidies from Ng to install CCTV cameras in the area but to no avail. I want Ng to do more for the people here.”
Loh said he obtained a RM4,000 aid from the Federal Government for the installation of CCTVs at the Anson Road market after a spate of theft cases occurred there.
“Ng has been ignoring such matters that have been going on for about a year.
“Over at the Chowrasta Market, hawkers and customers alike are frustrated as there are no toilets available for their convenience,” he told a press conference at Anson Road market in Penang yesterday.
“Although these problems may be minor, I urge Ng to take interest and make time to solve the problems,” said Loh.
Another case that Loh highlighted was Lorong Ikan which he claimed was now a breeding ground for the Aedes mosquitoes.
Penang MCA State Public Services and Complaints Bureau deputy chief Lim Thoon Deong, who was also at the press conference, said he hoped State Environment, Health, Welfare and Caring Society committee chairman Phee Boon Poh would look into the matter.
When contacted, Ng questioned why Loh only brought up the matter when it happened in May.
“I have already installed seven CCTV cameras at Traffic Garden which is more efficient for crime prevention and I’m planning to install another one soon,” said Ng.
As for the toilet issue at Chowrasta Market, Ng said that repair work was scheduled for completion on Monday and “a mobile toilet had been placed there since July 15.”
Responding to the Aedes mosquito breeding issue, Ng said that the last dengue case happened in early June in Jalan Siam, the sixth such case for the year.
“We conduct inspections regularly and we take action against those responsible,” he said.