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Friday May 23, 2008
By DEBBIE CHAN
NEWLY-elected Subang Jaya state assemblyman Hannah Yeoh will lead the team comprising five men to solve the various issues concern ing the local community.
Edward Ling is the political secretary to Yeoh and Timothy Ho is the other full-time staff member who will be stationed at her new service centre.
The three other members, Rajiv Rishyakaran, Edward Yap and Reuben David, are volunteers.
Rajiv and Yap will be looking into issues concerning the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) while David will be handling issues concerning safety and crime.
“The team is volunteering their services because of their passion to help the community.
“This team is young – ranging in age from the late 20s to the early 30s – and it’s encouraging to see their enthusiasm and passion to serve the community,” Yeoh said.
The MPSJ delivery system and its capability to meet residents’ expectations are the main issues that concern the local community.
“A lot of people come to us because they do not know how to deal with the MPSJ.
“We get an average of about 30 walk-in cases at the centre and 30 to 40 e-mails daily We encourage people to walk in because we want to verify their issues and complaints,” she added.
Another looming issue in the area is crime and safety.
“I have spoken to the police and there are only 20 patrol cars servicing this area. The police admit that they are shorthanded. Many residents have taken their own steps to set up guardhouses.
“I urge the residents to take precautionary measures to prevent crime,” she said.
Yeoh will also be starting an awareness programme for female students on how to protect themselves from danger.
Among other issues that Yeoh is looking into now are the continuation of the anti-dengue campaign, which has significantly reduced dengue cases, and the concerns of the old Subang airport operations.
Yeoh is confident that once the new MPSJ councillors are sworn in, more issues that concern the local authority will be resolved. The MPSJ is also setting up a new committee that specialises in upgrading and maintaining parks.
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