Monitor contractors

  • Letters
  • Monday, 31 Mar 2003

IT is time that the Malacca Municipal Council wakes up and monitor its contractors more closely.  

Perhaps these contractors, once they bag the contracts, feel they are not accountable or answerable to the community they are servicing. 

For example, I have often returned home from work to find my garbage bin in the middle of the road.  

This is because the garbage collectors fling the rubbish bin once they have emptied it. 

Garbage collection is not a free service, I might add. I have written via the online complaint section of the council regarding this but there has been no improvement.  

It simply is not enough to have slogans and great posters.  

Another example is the sudden cutting of trees by parties engaged by the council. 

I often park my car on the grass verge under some shady trees in front of my house before going to work.  

Once the tree cutters decided to make an unannounced appearance in the afternoon and expected my car to be moved.  

I heard from my neighbours they were banging on my gate. This kind of behaviour is unacceptable. There was no one at home.  

This, in my opinion, is a high-handed attitude of the part of these contractors. At this time and age, some degree of professionalism is warranted. 

I honestly feel residents should be given notice of such tree clearance or other major operations of this nature.  

I hope the council will make an attempt to walk its talk. 

KLEBANG BESAR RESIDENT, Malacca. (via e-mail)  

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