Urban folk 'irked by petty matters'


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 08 Jul 2004

BY ELAN PERUMAL

SHAH ALAM: Petty issues like neighbours occupying extra parking space and trees falling across fences are causing a lot of uncalled-for tension among those in urban residential areas in Selangor. 

Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Mohamad Khir Toyo said other trivial issues included complaints of hamsters escaping into the homes of neighbours and noisy pet birds making a nuisance of themselves. 

Residents from the three big communities of Subang Jaya, Petaling Jaya and Shah Alam had been identified as those with the lowest “tolerance levels”, he added. 

“A resident from Subang Jaya has made as many as 100 complaints on a rather petty issue to the Subang Jaya Municipal Council and this is very unhealthy,” he told the media yesterday. 

“The council also receives an average of 1,000 such complaints in a month while the Shah Alam City Council and Petaling Jaya Municipal Council receive about 400 such complaints a month.” 

Dr Khir said the state viewed the matter seriously although the issues appeared very petty. 

This situation, he said, clearly reflected the lack of tolerance among the urban dwellers. 

Such problems would not have arisen, he added, if the residents had bothered to consider others. 

In a move to ease the tension and promote harmony among urban dwellers, Dr Khir said, the state had ordered the three local authorities to form neighbourhood counselling units. 

He said the units were necessary because the councils were unable to resolve the situation. 

“The function of the counselling units will be to counsel the complainants and their neighbours so that the problems could be resolved amicably,” he said.  

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