Posted: 25 Nov 2010 06:24 PM PST
Source: http://thestar.com.my/metro (26/11/2010)
PLANS are afoot to repair the damaged Rukun Tetangga community centre in Taman City Barat, Segambut. The building was damaged on Sept 23 when an Alam Flora lorry skidded and rammed into it. Barisan Nasional Segambut chairman Jayanthi Devi Balaguru said the relevant parties overseeing the Rukun Tetangga centre were discussing with the contractors to repair the building. "Alam Flora has agreed to pay for the damage," she added. The community hall, which had been in existence for 20 years, was used by the local community for various activities, including taekwondo classes.
Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) noted that the Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng was not fair in blaming DBKL for not attending to the problem. "The community hall is under the responsibility of the Department of National Unity and Integration for the Sentul district," DBKL said in a statement. On Nov 13, Lim lashed out at DBKL for not attending to the damaged Rukun Tetangga community centre. Lim was quoted as saying that he had repeatedly reported the matter to DBKL but nothing was done nor any acknowledgement forthcoming. In the report he had urged the authorities to either repair or demolish the damaged hall located at a road junction leading to Jalan Kuching.On another matter, the DBKL said comments made by Lim that Taman Sri Sinar residents were unhappy when City Hall put off a meeting to discuss road name changes with them without prior notice was untrue. It said Lim, the Rukun Tetangga chairman and the Taman Seri Bukit Bintang community representative were informed of the delay through a letter on Nov 3.
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