Residents living in fear


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 08 Mar 2007

SOME 3,000 people living in Taman Liga Mas, Batang Kali, Ulu Selangor are living in fear and in unhealthy conditions, said Makkal Osai

Rubbish strewn all over the place and grass left unattended in many vacant houses have clogged up the drains there. 

Residents also live in fear of snakes breeding among the tall grass. 

M. Subramaniam, 47, who has lived there for seven years said the privatised rubbish collection company failed to carry out its job. 

“There are no proper rubbish bins. Sometimes rubbish is stacked in front of the houses for days as there is no proper schedule of collection,” he said. 

Subramaniam claimed that Ulu Selangor district council collected assessment tax every six months but failed to provide services to the residents. 

He said some of the drains had not been cleared of debris resulting in them becoming breeding grounds for the aedes mosquito. 

About 3,800 illegal immigrants were caught in Johor, the highest among the states, said Malaysia Nanban

Johor Immigration Department director Mustafa Mohamad said most of the detainees were Indonesians followed by those from China, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Mongolia and other Asean countries. 

A total of 2,256 illegals had been charged and RM1.8mil in fines collected, he said. 

Many were charged for overstaying and not having valid travel documents. 

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