| Faza Suraj |
SOME vendors of Seria market claim that the maintenance there has been lacking.
Doris Sudarsono, 51, one of the vendors the Bulletin spoke to yesterday, said she worries every time it rains because of exposed wirings.
“I may not be a safety expert, but I do feel that the maintenance here is lacking,: she said, adding that whenever it rains, the roof leaks.
She claimed that other vendors have also complained about other safety hazards such as blocked gutters, resulting in water overflowing. They fear that this could lead to untoward incidents.
There is also a lack in facilities to help vendors dispose their waste, they claimed, adding that while officials do make visits to the market, the time it takes them to respond is rather long.
According to them, there are only a few rubbish bins located on the other side of the building, which is too far for some of the elderly vendors.
At press time, the KB-Seria Municipal Board was unavailable for comment.