Ong Ka Ting should be held responsible

The fire and rescue department under Ong Ka Ting’s ministry is once again proven inefficient. The fire that killed 5 in a family in Kg Cempaka recently could have been avoided if Ong’s department was efficient. I have done an investigation and found that the fire brigade did not show up after the villagers have called several times. The villagers have no chice but to drive to the fire stations nearby to  bring the fire brigade to the scene.If the department was efficient, it should take only 5 minutes because from SS2/Damansara to Kg Cempaka in the middle of midnight is really not far at all. One of the local MCA chaps claimed that the department took some 25 minutes “only” to arrive at the scene. Others witnesses said the department only show up after some 45 minutes after the call.

And to make things worse, the hydrants nearby were found to be “useless” as the water pressure was too low according to a policeman I know. He was there early to try to help.Witnesses told me that Ibrahim and Amin were the only two who really tried to help to put off the fire although they were other police personnels around.

This is not the first time that the hydrants in Kg Cempaka were found to be lacking. The fire that burnt down some ten houses more than a year ago also partly due to poor hydrants. It was wrong for the PJ Utara MP to claim that the hydrants were in good conditions. She was lying through her teeth to defend her boss’ department.

DAP has decided to lodge an official complaint to Ong’s ministry next week.

DAP PJ Action Team donated some RM300 to the three affected families last night.

Guang Ming Daily has the story…

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updated:2007-03-11 12:39:28 MYT

■看到梁家五口不幸的報導,周美芬的臉色顯得更沉重。(放大)
■村長鄭洄(右起)、雪行政議員莊禱融、黃家定及周美芬到梁家五口靈前上香致意。(放大)
■一眾行動黨黨員到靈堂拜祭梁家一家五口。(放大)

吉隆坡訊)八打靈再也北區國會議員拿汀巴都卡周美芬對千百村梁家一家五口疑遭人縱火燒死的慘劇感到悲痛,致使她週六(10日)仍拖著沉重的心情“辦公”和出席活動

雖然選區發生慘劇,周美芬週六仍按照時間表,一早在馬華總部處理會務及主持會議。可是她的心情明顯非常沉重,眼眶泛,臉色沉重,談話語調沉緩。
她說,週六晚上到愁雲慘霧的靈堂時,看到死者妹妹哭得死去活來,她也感到難過,不懂得說些甚麼安慰的話,只能要他們節哀順變。

她聲稱,她與死者一家人雖不熟悉,但因她的服務中心和死者的住家都在附近,進進出總有見到面,也有寒暄過數句。

“我新春團拜時曾和死者的妹妹閒話家長,誰知道再見她時,卻是在這種讓人難過的場合。”

她說,她已要求福利部給予援助,村民也自動自發的籌款協助辦理後事,讓人感到人間溫情的一面。

當議員首個發展地點
“我與千百家村有淵源”

周美芬與千百家村有著一段很深的淵源。她的老家在SS25,與千百家村仳鄰,千百家村內的商店是她光顧購物的老地方。當上國會議員後,千百家村更成為她首個發展重任。

周美芬說,她在第一屆任期內,便把很多心血放在改善及提昇千百家村內,其中千百家村的水患和火災一直是她的隱憂。

她提到,千百家村在政府撥款提昇河道工程後,水患問題已大大改善。至於火災的防範,她也積極在村內增設救火栓,也致力於勸道村民領養救火栓。

“千百家村內的巴剎已擴建,路也加寬了,很多屋子也改建成磚屋,整個環境比以前好多了。”

周美芬唉嘆的說,此次的火災與防範無關,救火栓的操作也正常,可是悲劇還是發生。

她說,她不可能確保火災不再發生,但她會提醒村民不要隨便在家中放置易燃品,以設法把可能發生不幸事件的機率降低。

“我也會要求八打靈市政局採取取締行動,對付一些沒有良好管理倉庫的人士。”

消防栓沒水
拖延拯救行動

行動黨非政府組織局主任劉天球表示,據他所知,消防車在抵達火災現場時,距離現場最近的消防栓竟然沒有水,才拖延了拯救的行動。

因此,他希望政府督促消拯局,經常檢查全國各地的消防栓,才可以在必要的時候立刻派上用場,及時及時拯救人民的性命和財物。

劉天球是與雪州行動黨主席歐陽捍華,以及一眾行動黨黨員,到靈堂慰問死者家屬和拜祭枉死的5人時,發表上述談話。

行動黨也將每戶受害家庭100令吉的暫時援助金交給受害家庭。 (光明日報‧2007.03.11)

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