Report graffiti vandalism act to MPP

(Bottom picture) Kapitan Lee Tho Fung (fourth left) symbolically handing back the stage of Kota Sentosa Town Square to Padawan Municipal Council (MPP) chairman Lo Khere Chiang (fourth right) in a simple ceremony after the completion of painting works. Also present are resident councillor of Kota Sentosa Wilfred Yap (third left) and other community leaders.

KUCHING: All community members of Kota Sentosa are urged to play their role by reporting or lodging a complaint to Padawan Municipal Council (MPP) if they notice anyone doing the act of graffiti vandalism.

Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) Public Complaints Bureau (PCB) chief Wilfred Yap said a photo of the offender carrying out graffiti vandalism taken with a mobile phone would be highly effective in identifying the offender.

Members of the public must be aware of the fact that

graffiti is a vandalism that signifies urban decay and is detrimental to property values in an area, he pointed out.

He was recently approached by the business community of the 7th Mile Bazaar for his assistance in requesting MPP to carry out repainting works for the stage at Kota Sentosa Town Square due to unsightly graffiti there.

“The graffiti vandalism by irresponsible individuals had caused the affected Kota Sentosa Town Square to feel and appear run down,” he said today.

Following this request for assistance, Yap, who is also SUPP Kota Sentosa branch chairman and resident councillor for Kota Sentosa, discussed the matter with Kapitan Lee Tho Fung, chairman of Village Development and Security Committee (JKKK) Kota Sentosa 7th Mile, to organise a Gotong-Royong Painting Event at Kota Sentosa Town Square under Projek Rakyat.

“The activity was recently held and painting works were completed by volunteers from SUPP 7th Mile sub-branch,” he said.

He expressed his gratitude to Lee and all volunteers from SUPP 7th Mile sub-branch for contributing their time and effort in the gotong royong activity and towards making Kota Sentosa a better place to live and work in.

On a note of advice, he hoped that members of the community would always stop to think about the impact of their actions on others.

“Being responsible and considerate is the key to making sure our actions will not cause a nuisance or problem to others.

“This will go a long way towards reducing problems and also allow the enforcement staff of MPP to concentrate on more serious breaches of by-laws and regulations,” said Yap.

SUPP PCB is always ready to lend a helping hand to those facing problems or coming across issues of public interest but are unsure of how to handle them.

Anyone requiring assistance can always call SUPP PCB at 016-7797688 or 082-246999. They may also directly visit the SUPP Head Office to request for assistance.