Party bureau chief keeps eye on upkeep of park

Yap (second left), Kapitan Lee (left), MPP officers, and the grass-cutting contractor jointly inspect Mei Lee Villa Recreational Park.

KUCHING: Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) Public Complaints Bureau (PCB) chief, Wilfred Yap, will continue to monitor and ensure that all efforts to improve the upkeep of Mei Lee Villa Recreational Park are carried out and completed properly.

Yap, who is also SUPP Kota Sentosa branch chairman, along with Penghulu Lai Boon Khee and Kapitan Lee Tho Fung was recently approached by concerned residents of Taman Mei Lee at Jalan Stakan in Kota Sentosa. They were dissatisfied with the upkeep and maintenance of the park.

A resident who spoke on behalf of fellow residents requested that the park be inspected by officers from Padawan Municipal Council (MPP).

In response, Yap immediately brought the matter to the attention of MPP, and council officers in charge of supervising the maintenance of the park requested the grass-cutting contractor to jointly inspect and assess the situation.

“During the joint inspection at Mei Lee Villa Recreational Park, MPP had instructed their grass cutting, contractor, to carry out the required works properly under the scope of their contract with MPP,” he said in a statement today.

At the same time, he stressed that keeping the environment and surroundings clean and hygienic was a collective duty and not solely MPP’s responsibility.

He urged the public to play their role by assisting MPP through reporting or lodging a complaint if they come across anyone illegally dumping their garden waste by the roadside or at recreation parks.

“The public can report to MPP the offenders who dispose of garden waste indiscriminately. A photo of the offender of illegal garden waste dumping taken from a handphone will be very effective in identifying the offender or offenders.

“Everyone should play their role in keeping our roadside free of garden waste and public recreation parks environmentally clean and pleasant,” he said.

Yap assured that he would continue upholding the policy of ‘people above politics’ and serve as the eyes and ears of the local community, highlighting and trying to resolve issues of public interest.

Anyone who comes across problems of public interest but is unsure of how to handle them can always contact SUPP PCB at 016-7797688 or 082-246999, or directly visit the SUPP Head Office to request assistance.