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MIC returns fire to Gobind

 | September 11, 2012

Pangsapuri Aman lift fixed, but other problems remain in Puchong, says MIC youth info chief.

PUCHONG: MIC has urged the Subang Jaya Town Council (MPSJ) to attend to problems afflicting flat dwellers around Puchong, accusing DAP’s Gobind Singh Deo of neglecting his duties as MP for the area.

In a press statement released today, MIC Youth information chief S Subramaniam thanked MPJS for repairing a lift at Pangsapuri Aman, which had been out of service for six months.

He commended MPSJ for resolving the matter “without waiting for the state government’s instruction”.

However, he said MPJS and the Selangor government had overlooked problems faced by residents of other low-cost flats. He mentioned Pangsapuri Aman, Pangsapuri Dahlia, Puchong Hartamas.

He also asked the authorities to attend to the threat of recurring landslides in Bandar Puteri Puchong.

Subramaniam, who also leads the Puchong MIC division, said Gobind should apologise to Pangsapuri Aman residents for his failure to resolve their problems.

Last week, Gobind rejected allegations that he had failed to respond to complaints about the faulty lift, saying he had forwarded to the state government quotations for the repair.

However, Subramaniam said this was not good enough. “I’m glad that the Puchong MP has responded to the memorandum, but when? He took two months.”

He dismissed Gobind’s claim that he often visited the flats and challenged him to explain how many programmes he had organised for the benefit of Pangsapuri Aman residents as well as other Puchong residents, especially the urban poor.

He also said Gobind had no good reason to ask the Pangsapuri Aman residents to contribute funds for the repair of the lift.

Referring to Gobind’s statement that Menteri Besar Khalid Ibrahim had visited the area, Subramaniam said: “It is not true. The MB was not focusing on the flats issue, but [his visit] was purely politically motivated. The programme was organised for him to hand over land titles to Kampung Tun Razak resettlers… a few hundred metres away from the flats.”

In his rebuttal last week, Gobind noted that among the residents of Pangsapuri Aman were local MIC leaders who could have used their influence to improve the conditions there.

Subramaniam told the MP to stop blaming MIC in the issue, saying such a responsibility should be shouldered by Pakatan Rakyat, which rules Selangor.

“I think he has forgotten about it,” he said. “MIC leaders residing in the flats have many times raised the issue to the relevant people and authority. The MPSJ area councillor has failed to visit the area since she took office.”


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