SINGAPORE - A case of high-rise littering raised the ire of the ward's MP - so much so that she decided to hunt the errant resident down.
When the MP for Marine Parade GRC Ms Tin Pei-Ling discovered that a resident had been disposing tampons out of the window, she spared no effort to look for the culprit - even though it meant combing through 7 floors worth of households.
Last week, the Chinese evening daily Lianhe Wanbao reported that residents had complained of 'diapers' being frequently found at the foot of Blk 444 at Tampines Street 42. The final straw came when their MP, Mr Baey Yam Keng recovered a diaper that was still 'warm', prompting him to search over 12 floors to catch the diaper-throwing culprit.
It therefore came as a surprise when Ms Tin Pei-Ling was caught in the same sticky situation - but with tampons this time.
According to an article in Tuesday's Lianhe Wanbao, the Marine Parade MP was informed on Oct 18 afternoon about the high-rise terror litter at Blk 31 along MacPherson Road.
Ms Tin rushed to the scene, accompanied by a Residents Committee manager and constituency manager, and promptly collected the soiled sanitary pads in a bag.
In an interview with the Chinese evening paper, Ms Tin criticised the culprit for being inconsiderate.
"I spoke to residents from the 2nd to the 8th floor, in an attempt to narrow down the possible culprits."
After spending an hour interviewing the residents on the same day (Oct 18), Ms Tin believes that she has some leads.
"We are still in the process of gathering enough evidence, and will continue to pay close attention to the situation," Ms Tin said.
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