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Eyes and Ears January 24, 2009

Posted by wong jimmy in Council.
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DAP  Tawau will play its part by being the eyes and ears and help to point out weakness to the Tawau Municipal Council (TMC) so that the council could give the best service to community.

Though we are in the opposition we hoped to have good cooperation from the council so that the interest of the people are taken cared.

DAP Tawau had paid a courtesy call and to send Chinese New Greetings to TMC’s new President Ismail Mayakub on Jan 22, and we talked with Ismail on working together to provide better service to the people of Tawau.

We hoped as the new TMC President, Ismail would seriously look into all the privatized contracts and private contractors of TMC.

All this while we see that TMC’s contractors are not doing a good job to the satisfaction of the people, the service are poor; as example street sweepers, grass cutters and drainage cleaner.

 TMC must ensured the appointed contractors fulfill and carried out all their task as agreed in their contracts otherwise should only be paid on what they had carried out.

The people’s money are being robbed, as at the moment TMC’s contractors are being paid even though their services are sub-standards.

I hope to see a new and better TMC with Ismail taking the helm and hope to see some positive changes within six-months. daptmcpresident

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Tawau need President who can perform for the people January 9, 2009

Posted by wong jimmy in Council.
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The municipal council needs a council president who can perform for the interest of the people and change the Tawau Municipal Council (TMC) into a service oriented and public interest first mindset.

 

I read from the news yesterday that there will be a new president for TMC and Tawau people cannot allow TMC to be led just like it has been all these years.

 

The new president should not be chosen purely on seniority, politically, favoritism and so on, but must be on experience, capability, responsibility and most important a person who is able to take command and ensure service to the people above all.

 

Tawau now is far behind in term of services for example garbage collection, cleaning and maintenance.

 

The services standards are low service are poor and this must change or the people including me will not stop complaining.

 

The public does not want to see their money wasted being paid for services that are unsatisfactory and wants to see all privatized contracts be carried out 100 percent as agreed in the agreement.    

 

The intention to change president by the State government, maybe a good intention and for a good cause, so I urged the government to think seriously when choosing the next TMC president and avoid political appointment, crony or friends.

 

The person must have capability, credibility, accountability and transparency, and it is even better if the government can consult the Tawau people on the shortlisted candidates. If the government wants to change Tawau, this is the chance to give excellent service to the people, and I hoped that as the assemblyman that I too will be consulted.

 

The new president must be able to change the working attitude of the current TMC’s staffs and ensure all the staffs especially the enforcement teams do their jobs as expected by the public.

 

Those who are sleeping must be waken, if they don’t like their job sack them, there are many unemployed graduates who waiting to be given a chance.

 

Firstly, the people want a very qualified professional for the TMC post. Personally I don’t mind even if the president is a woman as the TMC is in dire need for major repairs. I had observed in the past, most president are politically chosen whether they are qualified or not and as a result most of the TMC’s staffs are backwards, unmotivated and do not know how to work for the public.

 

Secondly, the president is a person who can delegate and command all staffs, contractors and see to it that they perform their duty responsibly.

Thirdly, no political bias toward anyone but doing duty as president and bring much needed improvement to Tawau.

 

Fourthly, to go down to the field and listen to the people. The people know best what they want for Tawau.

 

The Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hj Musa Aman had already said he does not want Tawau to become a ‘rojak town’, so I say send someone who can do the job to the satisfaction of the Tawau people.

 

Appoint someone who is not bias, with ability and good public relation and irrespective of race, religion or gender. There are many qualified person out there if only the government chose wisely without politically motivated.   

 

 

 

Kontraktor-kontractor MPT perlu melaksanakan tugas dengan sempurna September 23, 2008

Posted by wong jimmy in Council, News Clips.
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Statement yang telah disiarkan dalam surat khabar baru-baru ini

TAWAU: Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri Sri Tanjung Jimmy Wong menggesa pihak Majlis Perbandaran Tawau (MPT) agar memastikan semua kontraktor-kontraktor swasta yang telah menandatangani perjanjian dengan pihak berkuasa tempatan terbabit, melaksanakan tugas mereka dengan sempurna.

Katanya, dasar penswastaan yang diamalkan ketika ini seharusnya memberi manfaat yang lebih kepada masyarakat dan pembayar cukai kerana kontraktor-kontraktor terbabit dibayar pada setiap bulan menggunakan wang rakyat.

Sebagai contoh katanya, kualiti perkhidmatan kontraktor-kontraktor yang menjalankan kerja-kerja seperti menyapu sampah, mencuci tangga, membersihkan longkang dan sebagainya di sekitar Perbandaran Tawau, dilihat masih belum memuaskan hati rakyat.

“Setiap sen wang rakyat ada nilainya. Mereka patut mendapat perkhidmatan yang baik. Tapi cuba kita lihat, berapa kali bandar Tawau kita lihat disapu dan tangga-tangga bangunan dicuci? Longkang-longkang juga tersumbat dan keadaan bandar masih kotor,” katanya lagi.

Berikutan hal yang sama, beliau menggesa wang bayaran kepada pihak kontraktor dipotong jika mereka tidak melaksanakan tugas dengan sempurna, atau perjanjian dengan syarikat yang terlibat ditamatkan.

Beliau berkata demikian dalam kenyataannya kepada media di sini.

Dalam hal berlainan, Jimmy juga melahirkan rasa kesalnya berhubung tindakan pihak berwajib yang sering menutup kawasan tapak letak kereta di hadapan bangunan MPT, untuk disewakan kepada syarikat-syarikat yang ingin mengadakan ekspo atau pameran di kawasan tersebut.

Situasi itu katanya telah mendatangkan kesulitan kepada pengguna kenderaan, apatah lagi apabila bandar Tawau sememangnya berhadapan dengan masalah kekurangan tapak letak kereta.

“Saya harap perkara seperti ini dapat dihentikan dan tidak lagi dilakukan pada masa-masa akan datang. Apabila tapak letak kereta ditutup untuk dijadikan tapak pameran, ia secara tidak langsung menambahkan lagi masalah pengguna kenderaan untuk mendapatkan tapak letak kereta,” kata beliau.

Dalam hal sama, beliau turut mencadangkan agar sebarang pameran yang ingin diadakan, dibuat di kawasan tapak terbuka (open space) dan bukannya di atas kawasan letak kereta.