New park bench broken in days

A marble-and-cement bench at Taman Perpaduan Koperasi field in Ipoh has been destroyed just days after it was installed.

Vandalism of a newly installed bench at Taman Perpaduan Koperasi field in Tambun, Perak, has the Ipoh mayor fuming.

Datuk Rumaizi Baharin said he was dismayed by the irresponsible act of some people who damaged the bench, made from marble and cement, that was installed just a couple of days earlier.

“The bench, among other public amenities, is meant to provide comfort for people utilising the field.

“It will cost the city council a lot of money to replace it,” he said in a statement.

“We hope that the people will help to look after these amenities.

“I have also instructed our enforcement officers to patrol the field and other recreational parks in plain clothes to ensure such an incident do not recur,” he said, adding that the public can inform the city council about acts of vandalism at 05-255 1515 or via WhatsApp at 019-550 3083.

Separately, Rumaizi said the city council collects an average of 200 tonnes of garbage daily, including bulk waste and rubbish from illegal dumpsites.

He said people were still discarding bulk waste on the roadside and other spots, even though free collection service for these items was now available.

“We have collected from various sites dried leaves, branches and furniture, including aquarium and sharp objects that often cause injuries to our workers.

“I hope people will use our bulk collection services,” he said, adding that bulk waste collection would be done according to zones.

“The schedule for bulk waste collection can be found on our council website.

“We have also placed signboards with QR codes at strategic locations in housing areas and public spots and distributed pamphlets to inform people about the service,” said Rumaizi.

The bulk waste collection schedule is available at

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