Pandan Perdana residents want park, not mini stadium
AMPANG JAYA: Residents of Pandan Perdana do not want the Ampang Jaya Municipal Council to build a mini stadium on an abandoned piece of land in their neighbourhood.
Instead, they want a school or park to be constructed on the land at Jalan 6/6, Pandan Perdana.
Pandan Perdana Residents Association Terence Ee claimed that Teratai assemblyman Jenice Lee had suggested that a mini stadium be built on the abandoned land and that the Ampang Jaya Municpal Council had agreed to it last year.
"We have suggested that the land be used to build a Chinese vernacular school or turn the area into a park for the residents.
"We will protest if the local council goes ahead with its plans to build the mini stadium," he said.
Ee also said the residents are unhappy about the state of the abandoned land, which belongs to the Ampang Jaya Municipal Council. They claim that it has become a dumpsite and a breeding ground for mosquitoes.
Ee said the piece of land, which was formerly a driving range, has been abandoned since early this year.
"It is overgrown with weeds and there is also a small pond, which we believe had become a breeding ground for the Aedes mosquitoes," Ee said.
"Over a span of six months, there has been six dengue cases in the area.
We hope the council will come and clean up the area soon."
Ee also complained that there are too many signboards in Pandan Perdana.
"We don't need more. About three weeks ago, Lee sponsored a signboard here. The residents don't need the signboard and we hope Lee could utilise the funds for more community-related programmes."
Ee also expressed hope that Lee would visit the area more often and listen to the grouses of the residents.
He also hopes that the Ampang Jaya Municipal Council would look into regular garbage collection, trim the trees and also ensure that the drains are not clogged.