SUNGAI PETANI – The Kedah state government will take drastic measures to clean up areas known to have various social problems, including drugs, especially at the Paya Nahu People’s Housing Scheme, near here.
Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah said the main focus would be to wipe out the drug menace, illegal electricity and water connections.
“We will conduct a check and review the list of owners since there are houses that are empty and there are houses where tenants are staying illegally. We will work closely with Tenaga Nasional Berhad and Syarikat Air Darul Aman to overcome the problem of illegal connections,” he said.
He was speaking to reporters here today after visiting a four-year-old girl who was hospitalised at the Sultan Abdul Halim Hospital after being brutally abused by her mother’s boyfriend at the People’s Housing Project in Paya Nahu Flat 2.
Ahmad Bashah also visited the Paya Nahu flats where police discovered the decomposing body of the abused girl’s two-year-old brother, who was wrapped in a blanket and stuffed inside a cooler box at a three-bedroom flat unit where the 34-year-old boyfriend of the siblings’ mother lived.
The body was discovered after police checked on the house following a domestic quarrel complaint.
It was reported that initial investigations showed that the boy had died on Nov 9 and both the 26-year-old mother and her boyfriend were remanded for seven days for further investigations under Section 302 of the Penal Code. – BERNAMA