Residents’ complaints of bad stench from sewer fall on deaf ears

PASIR GUDANG: The overflowing sewerage water from a nearby sewage plant is causing inconvenience to residents of Flat Tasek 64 Bandar Seri Alam. This has been going on for three years and they fear it will affect their health.

Pensioner Mohd Noh Semono, 61, alleged that the relevant authorities failed to take action to solve the problems despite residents lodging complaints since 2012.

“As the head of Block A, I’ve complained to the joint management committee and the Johor Baru Central Municipal Council (MPJBT) many times but the problems remain the same until today,” he told a press conference organised by the Johor Public Complaints Centre.

Mohd Noh said he had also contacted the State Secretary’s Office. Long-time resident lecturer Mahad Mohamad, 43, feared that his children would fall sick easily from breathing the “bad air” caused by the sewerage water.

“I have nine children aged between two and 17 and looking at the length at this matter, I cannot sleep well thinking about this and the negative effects it will have on children,” he said.

Meanwhile, Johor Jaya assemblyman Liow Cai Tung said she would bring up the issue in the next state assembly sitting slated next month and hoped to solve the problems once and for all.Johor Public Complaints Centre supervisor Syed Othman Syed Abdullah said he already highlighted the issue to the Public Complaints Bureau and MPJBT for further actions.

An official from MPJBT corporate department said the complaints would be channelled to the respective authorities for further actions.

State Secretary (Housing) assistant secretary Noor Azmi Md Omar when contacted said his department did not receive complaints from the residents but nevertheless would do a follow-up action to solve the problem as the three blocks including Block A in Flat Tasek 64 is under their maintenance.

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