PAP MP Alex Yam on ‘pinoy drummer’ saga: The issue has been ‘RESOLVED’ (when it is not)
Posted by temasektimes on April 15, 2012
PAP MP Alex Yam doesn’t seem to know what is going on in his constituency and seems unaware of the fact that his constituents are suffering from the antics of a Filipino neighbor who is completely insensitive, callous and malicious in persisting with his drumming to make life miserable for others.
The Filipino man reportedly played his drums and blasted rock music loudly on purpose for several hours daily in the last six months from his unit at Block 608 Choa Chu Kang Street 62, #05-xxx with the sore purpose of HARASSING other Singaporeans living in the estate. Many residents have spoken to him to tone down his volume, but not only did he refuse to do so, he raised the tempo instead.
After one netizen alerted him on the saga, Alex Yam replied nonchalantly that the issue has been ‘resolved':
“HDB has conducted a house visit and spoken with the family in March. They acceded to the request for their child to play the drum only between 12pm-1pm and 6pm-7pm. We have also impressed on them the importance of exercising mutual consideration, tolerance and understanding so as to achieve a peaceful and harmonious living environment.”
[Source: Alex Yam's Facebook]
Mr Yam also claimed he found it ‘odd’ that the Temasek Times has decided to surface the issue now when the problem was resolved on 24 March:
“The issue was resolved and I find it odd that the blog has decided to surface the issue…The issue was resolved on 24 March after the RC and HDB were alerted and were asked to step in.”
Obviously Mr Yam hasn’t been following up on the issue or the affected resident would not have emailed us again to help raise awareness of the matter three weeks later after it has been ‘resolved’, as according to his definition.
According to the resident Vanessa Chong who first surfaced the issue to us, though the drumming frequency has reduced, he did not stick to the timing given.
“He will blasts his music out loud, especially before he starts knocking on his drum. Most of the time he played from 6-7pm (with around 5-15mins breaks inbetween, therefore it’s about like 2-3 times during that 1 hour), but often he will play over 7pm (till around 7:20pm) or even start at 5+pm….now due to the ‘suka suka’ attitude of that neighbour, residents are suffering. Sometimes i can hear baby crying out loud once he started playing drum.”
Attached below is an email reply from Ms Vanessa Chong:
Perhaps Mr Alex Yam and his grassroots activists may like to visit this Filipino AGAIN and remind him to stick to the timing given instead of simply assuming the issue has been ‘resolved’ without following up.