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TNB told to meet residents
Contractorsfailed to managerubbish collection
trimming trees in the city,” she asked.She said this has been happening since October 2011, two months a-ter the state handed garden wastecollection (which used to be man-aged by Alam Flora) over to 12 localgovernments in August.Dr Chithra said the disgruntledcontractors, whose services havebeen terminated, may be collecting tree trimmings and discarded urni-
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enaga Nasional Bhd(NB) has been told to brie Cherasresidents and allay their ears overthe controversial high-tension cable project.“NB will have to meet with the people to explain and convince themthat the structure they are going tobuild is sae,” said an Sri Khalid Ibra-him.Te Menteri Besar said this aerchairing a weekly state executive coun-cil meeting on Wednesday.NB and the state have drawn akrom residents or ailing to attend aDec 26 brieng organised by the Am- pang Jaya Municipal Council Zone 24High-ension Cable Action Commit-tee.Five-hundred residents attendedthe brieng on Boxing Day hoping toreceive more inormation about the275kV transmission lines project that would afect about 25,000 residents.Te committee's chairperson, Da-tuk Eadon Ching, has urged Selangorto hire an independent consultant as itdid with the high-tension cable projectin Rawang to nd the best route orNB.Meanwhile, resident groups romsix apartments in aman Bukit Segarand Kempas have dissociated them-selves rom the committee.Five o them claim they were ropedinto the action committee withouttheir knowledge aer attending theDec 26 brieng.aman Bukit Segar Joint Manage-ment Body chie Kelvin Ong said while the groups are against the pro- ject, they did not want to be part o thecommittee.But Ching denied that his commit-tee had included Ong and the otherour in the group without their con-sent, adding he would not stop themrom leaving.Meanwhile, the action committeehas threatened to hold a 10,000-strong protest to voice their objection againstthe current route.On Dec 19, about 200 residentsrom 14 neighbourhoods protested atthe state secretariat and NB head-quarters over the health impact o the power lines’ close proximity to housing estates.However, NB says the projectcomplies with World Health Organi-sation’s standards or electro-magneticeld exposure.Te public has also expressed earover the project’s impact on BukitSungei Puteh ambahan’s slope stabil-ity, but NB has cited a study by thePublic Works Institute o Malaysia toshow that the construction o the42-metre-high pylons would strength-en the hill slopes.ture rom households and thendumping them in public areas.Contracts to dispose o bulk andgarden waste are lucrative.From 2007 until the handover inAug o last year, MBPJ was paying Alam Flora RM700,000 a monthor their services.Dr Chithra said there could becontractors who wanted to seeMBPJ ail in managing the rubbishcollection.She added that she would not besurprised i the domestic wastes arebeing deliberately le in public areasto discredit the council.Te situation poses a danger to public health i it gets out o hand,she added.Old urniture can be breeding ground or Aedes larva which causesdengue besides attracting rodents.
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