Taman Kota Permai, Bukit Mertajam, Penang has been the talk of the town recently because of the 2 controversial videos produced by citizen journalist Jimmy Leow. In these videos, he recorded the frustration of the residents who have endured several flash flood since 2007.
In response to the videos, Padang Lalang representative, Tah Cheong Heng held a press conference and requested the Leow to remove the videos from his blog, youtube and Malaysiakini or face the court of law.
He claimed that he was not given a fair chance to defend his position over the flood issue.
The residents' expectation was quite simple, they wanted the state government and MPSP to look into their problems and provide them with a permanent solution.
Wanting to solve the problems of the residents, YDP Tuan Haji Mohktar Mohd. Jait of MPSP , accompanied by YB Tan Cheong Heng, Adun of Padang Lalang visited the affected area for the first time. This visit is part of the new preliminary round of meetings between the residents, Adun and MPSP.
Residents are hoping for a quick solution so that they can go back to their normal lives again.