I REFER to the report “Noor Hisham: CMCO not a failure - no community infections yet” (The Star, Nov 17). The emphasis on “yet” is what prompted this letter. Is there a disaster waiting to happen?
We are not against anyone, especially foreign workers, earning a living in this blessed country. But they are a matter of concern, and a big one at that.
Our Health director-general and frontliners have put in their best efforts to combat the spread of this disease, and for this they deserve our gratitude. We pray that they stay protected as well.
As for the point of this letter, we take “community” to mean housing estates/ residential areas, and communities by nature are made up of Malaysians. Various groups of people from outside interact with these communities on a daily or regular basis through their activities, including itinerant hawkers and delivery service people.
We also have in our midst foreign security guards, who are from a group that has been identified
as a target for combating the
spread of infections. We are not too sure about our safety as they are constantly moving from road to road.
These guards are not employed by our housing estate but by the one next to ours which has a resident association (RA). This RA is very high-handed and has tried to impose its will on a bigger area.
We have lodged reports to the police for an investigation to be carried out but have not elicited any response so far from the anti-Covid-19 task force.
We have also written to the Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC) but have not heard from them either.
Dear bureaucrats, what are we to do? Do not tell us to refer to the RA for action. They have neither concern nor care if our community gets infected. They are not trustees of goodwill, hence the authorities must step in.
CONCERNED RESIDENTS , Petaling Jaya
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