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Aspirations of residents in FT


WHILE the nation marks the 50th anniversary of the formation of the Federal Territories, it’s worth hearing from the residents of Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, and Labuan.

Mohd Zainudin Amran, Kg Malaysia Raya Rukun Tetangga chairman, Kuala Lumpur

“I hope to see more leasehold land in the city converted to freehold. Converting land to freehold will benefit the owners in the long run.”

He also expressed his desire for the government to invest in the city’s traditional villages.

“We have 24 traditional villages in Kuala Lumpur and some desperately need proper facilities, while others, like those with community halls and sports centres, require upgrades.”

Wong Chan Choy, Taman Desa Residents Association chairman, Kuala Lumpur

He is looking forward to seeing improvement under the new FT Minister. He also hopes to see ageing facilities in Taman Desa and other city areas improved.

Wong wants to see more enforcement from DBKL and improvements to ageing facilities in KL.Wong wants to see more enforcement from DBKL and improvements to ageing facilities in KL.

“We also expect more enforcement from Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) regarding issues like the proliferation of illegal stalls and businesses in the township.”

Siti Lana, Greenview Apartment resident, Putrajaya

She wishes to see more activities organised by the local council and greater participation from residents.

“The local government and residents’ associations must collaborate to achieve mutual respect and understanding.”

Ahmad Shaari, 65, Seri Malaysia PPR resident, Desa Petaling, Kuala Lumpur

Ahmad wants people to make an effort to be kind and help each other, embracing a sense of community and responsibility, particularly in high-rises like government housing and condominiums.

Ahmad wants communities in high-rises to develop a greater sense of community and responsibility.Ahmad wants communities in high-rises to develop a greater sense of community and responsibility.

“Life has taught me that we cannot progress without helping each other.”

Rajendran Raju, Seri Malaysia PPR resident, Desa Petaling, Kuala Lumpur

He has seen numerous issues affecting PPR residents, especially the youth.

Rajendran urges DBKL to deve­lop activities to help youths cope with living in cramped spaces.Rajendran urges DBKL to deve­lop activities to help youths cope with living in cramped spaces.

“As a resident and registered counsellor, I believe we need to engage with the youth and develop activities to help them cope with living in cramped spaces.

“I hope DBKL will collaborate with the high-rise community for this.”

Muhammad Faizal Abdullah, Labuan

He believes in respecting one another while practising good ethics.

“As a Labuan resident, I hope everyone will contribute more to his or her community without expecting anything in return,” he said.

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