MCA candidate says dengue, drainage and waste collection neglected in Balakong


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 23 Aug 2018

BALAKONG: Some areas in Balakong like Seri Cheras have been so neglected that dengue has become a problem contributing to Selangor’s high incidence of dengue cases, says MCA's Balakong by-election candidate Tan Chee Teong (Aug 23).

Tan said on Thursday (Aug 23) that drainage and waste collection had been neglected in the constituency.

“No one goes to ensure that the drains are properly cleaned and waste is collected. Why make Selangor one of the hottest states in Malaysia for dengue cases?” he asked.

According to Tan, statistics show 15,944 dengue cases was recorded in Selangor up to June 2018. He pointed out that this was slightly over half of all cases in Malaysia.

However, he did not specify the time period in which the cases were logged.

“As a constructive opposition, I hope to enter the state assembly to bring this message not to neglect these areas,” Tan said, adding that underlying causes such as poor planning had to be addressed.

He also expressed his shock at Pakatan Harapan opponent Wong Siew Ki’s statement that abolishing tolls was a federal issue.

He said Wong should be brave enough to make promises to Balakong voters and to be held accountable for those promises.

Pushing the toll issue to Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng meant Wong was only a messenger and not really a representative of the people," he added.
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