And just to rub salt onto residents' wounds, the PAP MP for the area, Ong Teng Koon, quickly posted a flyer after the SDP raised the matter. He said that he had been “pushing hard” for a solution and the situation is “making good progress”.
The court was told that at about 8.50pm that day, the victim was cycling home after buying some groceries when he noticed Hashim standing near the rubbish chute area at the HDB block. Just as the victim wheeled his bicycle into the lift, Hashim followed him in and proceeded to strike up a conversation with the victim. As the lift was ascending, Hashim stretched out his hand and molested the victim. The victim reacted by immediately covering his groin area with his hand and Hashim retracted his hand.
A Sengkang resident is unhappy with the amenities at LRT stations as they create inconveniences for the elderly and wheelchair-bound. Shouldn't the LTA or grassroots leaders do something to make their lives easier?
Our reader praised MP Sun Xueling for speaking up about lift breakdowns in Punggol but added that the Home Improvement Programme poses another problem with its poor workmanship. He thinks more MPs should act on constructive feedback and take unprofessional contractors to task.
Yesterday there was an accident happened in the lift at Block 542 Jurong West Ave 1, Lift D. Apparently, the lift dropped from level 4 straight down to the ground floor, the lift was stuck halfway below the ground. Dad was on his way out when my uncle heard a snap and he immediately pulled him back in. It was a close one though.
Parts of the ceiling of a Housing & Development Board (HDB) lift at Block 325A Sengkang East Way collapsed on her. The girl, Chung Yan Ting, 10, had boarded the lift on the 4th floor of the block, which is linked to the multistorey car park.