DBKL Complaint Center Toll Free No: 1800883255
Datuk Bandar told the meeting that DBKL has set a Ccomplaint Centre operating from 9 am until 12 midnight daily. There will be Malay, Chinese and Indian speaking officers manning this Complaints Center to receive complaints. All complaints will be immediately be registered and posted to the relevant department for attention. The complaiant will be given the registration number for reference. The toll free number for this Complaints Center is 1800883255. Althoguh this Complaints Centre will only be in full operations on 2nd January 2010, the KL residents can start to lodge their complaints from now on. Datuk Bandar informed the MPs about the DBKL Budget for 2010 but no details have been given. For examples: Total salaries amounted to RM353,854,600.00 and adminsitrative cost RM152, 278,550.00. These two items took up 25% of the total Budget for 2010 – RM2,120,267,460.00.
I told Datuk Bandar that full details of the government proposed spendings by Federal Government were presented in Parliament for debate before they are approved. Why can’t this practised be followed by DBKL? As it were the DBKL Budget 2010 has been made fait accompli and no discussion with the KL MPs before they are approved. I asked for full details of the Budget but DBKL is not prepared able to do so.
The following issues were also discussed:
Danau Kota Uptown Pasar Malam
The Danau Kota Uptown pasar malam that is opertaing until 4 am was brought up. I have reminded Datuk bandar that 500 residents have handed a petition pleading for it to be moved to another location away from residnetial area as it has created social problems to the residents and most all traffic congestion and nosie pollution. I put on record that i am appalled by the insensitivity of the DBKL officer to approve 30 more stalls for the UMNOputra, Datuk Shafie Abdullah, the poltiical secretary to the Prime Minister, in the light of the petition. I informed Datuk Bandar that the residnets of the area are not against the pasar malam and they are only aksing for it to be moved to a non-residnetial area like at the empty space beside DBKL. I also protested about the interference of Datuk Shafie Abdullah intereference in the adminsitration of DBKL. Datuk Bandar told the meeting that he is also against pasar malam opertaing daily until 4 am as it is most unhealthy. He has requested me to assist in finding an alternative site fot the relocation. I promise him that I shall provide him with the alternative site soon. However, Datuk Bandar did not address the issue of the political interference by Datuk Shafie Abdullah.
Gambling activities in cyber cafes and slot machines were discussed. I told him that many reports have been lodged with DBKL about this but no actions were taken to stop such unhealthy activities. The reason given by the DBKL officers was that there is no law to prohibit such activities. I reminded Datuk Bandar that DBKl can withdraw the premise licence. Datuk Bandar has agreed that DBKl has the power to withdraw the premise licence.
Restoran Ras Hastini in Section 2
I asked Datuk Bandar why DBKL dare not take action agaisnt Restoran Ras Hastini just because of the political intereference from Datuk Shafie Abdullah. Bandar Bandar has promised to take actions to demolish the Ras Hastini stall in section 2 as it has occupied the pavement and government land.
Masjid Desa Sri Hartamas
A piece of prime land in Sri Hartamas has been gadzetted for the building of Masjid Desa Sri Hartamas in hte KL Draft Plan 2020 and yet DBKl approved for change of purpose from buidling of a mosque to building of a shopping complex by Glomac Bhd. The land was originally surrendered by other developer and it was subsequently given to Majlis Ugama Islam Wilayah Persekutuan for the soel purpsoe of buidling of mosques. How could DBKl granted the conversion and thereafter the Development Order. There must be “unseen hand” involved and there was also “magic” in the process of the approval. Datuk Bandar himself admitted that he was also unhappy about this and agreed that there was an “unseen hand” and “magic” involved in the said approval. I did tell the meeting that I shall bring this scandlous issues to the attention of Parliament.
There were other minor issues were also brought up for discussion.