TONTON ASTRO AWANI

PENGUNJUNG SETIA

07 Mei 2009

STALLED PROJECT AN EYESORE

Zalifah Mohd Yatim

AN abandoned housing project behind Taman Sri Tanjung Indah in Tanjung Agas, Muar, is an eyesore and a danger to nearby residents.

 The abandoned bungalows behind Taman Sri Tanjung Indah is a breeding ground for mosquitoes and a haunt for immoral activities.
The abandoned bungalows behind Taman Sri Tanjung Indah is a breeding ground for mosquitoes and a haunt for immoral activities.

The residents are worried because the row of 10 single-storey bungalows is a breeding ground for mosquitoes and a haunt for immoral activities.

The houses were about 40 per cent completed.

The roads had been partially tarred and the drains were already in place.

However, the project was abandoned and bushes had grown in the house compounds.

Residents claimed that construction of the houses, which costs more than RM180,000 each, began 10 years ago.


However, the project was stalled but was revived about two years ago. It was abandoned again and has not been continued since.

Kampung Tanjung Agas village head Nordin Ahmad said that the abandoned houses were a breeding ground for aedes mosquitoes.

"The abandoned project area is a 'red' location for dengue fever.

"If left unchecked, residents living in nearby houses will become victims of dengue."

Nordin said that many residents also feared that there were immoral activities going on in the area. This was because used mattresses had been found in some rooms of the abandoned houses.

He added that an abandoned children's playground nearby had also been used by residents to rear cattle.

"If not, the empty space would be overgrown with lalang and bushes. Thankfully, there are cows grazing there right now," said Nordin.

He said the drains in the area were completely covered in overgrowth and may pose a danger to passers-by who did not see the drains.

SOURCE: NST, JOHOR BUZZ, 7 MAY 2009

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