Inaccessible Pandan Perdana/Letter To MPAJ – Update #1

The Majlis Perbandaran Ampang Jaya (MPAJ) never responded to my complaint. Is this indifference common among the local councils in Malaysia? The silence is more than disappointing. It is a blatant display of the “tidak apa” attitude that is making me lose confidence in the people who are entrusted to look after the interests of rate payers and the safety of the public.

Letter from Jabatan Kerajaan Tempatan to Majlis Perbandaran Ampang Jaya

Just when I thought that the MPAJ would sweep the matter under the carpet and conveniently forget about it, I received a copy of the letter the Jabatan Kerajaan Tempatan (JKT) sent to the MPAJ regarding my complaint. The JKT had instructed the MPAJ to look into my grievances, take relevant actions and provide a response to me.

I am waiting with bated breath for that elusive response from MPAJ. Will they be moved into action or ignore the directive from the JKT? Time will tell. In the meantime, Wuan and I are still risking life and limb whenever we need to make a trip to the shops. Does the MPAJ care enough? Lets wait and see.

* A scanned copy of the letter will be put up as soon as I get back to Penang.

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Inaccessible Pandan Perdana
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Author: Peter Tan

Peter Gabriel Tan. Penangite residing in the Klang Valley. Blissfully married to Wuan. A LaSallian through and through. Minion to three cats. Wheelchair user since 1984. Columnist of Breaking Barriers with The Borneo Post. Principal Trainer at Peter Tan Training specialising in Disability Equality Training. This blog chronicles my life, thoughts and opinions. Connect with me on Twitter and Facebook.

3 thoughts on “Inaccessible Pandan Perdana/Letter To MPAJ – Update #1”

  1. They’ll ignore it. This isn’t cynicism at all; the problem is that local councils have no reason and no incentive to serve the residents under their care?—?they’re appointed, so there is no threat of being removed come, say, next local council election.

    Peter:
    And you have to go say the obvious. I was still hoping there was some humanity left in them.

  2. What Tariq said.

    It’s sad that this apathy has become an accepted fact of life rather than an anamoly.

    Peter:
    When the wrong is perpetrated too many times, it becomes accepted as right.

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