Feeling blue about the crumbling of Red Mansion flats

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  • Saturday, 08 Jul 2017

WE were among the first residents of Red Mansion flats at Jalan Berhala, Brickfields, in the 1970s.

Sadly, the place has gone from bad to worse, and every day seems to be a challenge to live in our home.

The area is very dirty, and the roads are uneven. The flat opposite, called Marble Jade mansion, has been rented out to foreigners, mainly from Bangladesh, Indo-nesia and Myanmar. There are more than 10 people who live there, and they are rearing hens and cockerels.

We don’t know whether they are legal residents here. In the past week, they have been setting off firecrackers at midnight, which totally disrupted our sleep.

We also face a huge problem fighting for parking spaces around the restaurants here. I have called City Hall and Alam Flora but so far no one has given us the right information on how to address the problems mentioned.

I’ve been abroad for some time and it’s very disheartening to come back to my birth place and be confronted with these problems.

Good families – from school teachers to government officials – used to live here. It’s sad that the place is now turning into a slum that’s unhygienic and unsafe. The owners of the flat are not co-operating with us to solve the problems.

Appreciate if anyone could provide a solution or the right channel I should contact.



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