Meru residents want MCO at Top Glove employees dorm

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Teratai Cluster Secretary of the Residents of Taman Daya Meru, Shamsudin Zakaria speaking at a news conference on the concerns of local residents on the rising Covid-19 positive cases among the employees of Top Glove in Meru, Selangor. PIX: MOHD ADZLAN / MalaysiaGazette / 11 NOVEMBER 2020. Top Glove employees dormitory dorm
Secretary of the Residents of Taman Daya Meru, Shamsudin Zakaria speaking at a news conference on the concerns of local residents on the rising Covid-19 positive cases among the employees of Top Glove in Meru, Selangor. PIX: MOHD ADZLAN / MalaysiaGazette / 11 NOVEMBER 2020.

By Shawaliah Hadir

KLANG – The residents in Meru expressed their concerns on the Covid-19 threat from the employees of Top Glove through the Teratai Cluster.

A resident from Taman Daya, Shamsudin Zakaria said that the location of his residence is next to the workers dormitory of the major rubber gloves producer in Jalan Teratai. He felt unsafe seeing the employees of Top Glove roaming freely in the town of that district.

“We are very worried is Top Glove did not use the best approach in curbing the spread of Covid-19, especially when its employees go to the Meru town on weekends.

“The residents of Meru are very disappointed with the condition and we do not want the infection to spread to the locals,” he said in a news conference today.

He also alleged that Top Glove did not implement strict standard operating procedures (SOP) on its mass employees in the Meru town.

On 8 November, the Ministry of Health (MOH) reported 76 cases involving employees from Top Glove which has been classified as the Teratai Cluster.

The Teratai Cluster involved the Klang, Kuala Selangor, Petaling and Hulu Langat districts in Selangor.

Meanwhile, another resident of Taman Daya, Abdul Rahman Yusuf thinks that the Movement Control Order (MCO) should be implemented on the dormitory as the status of the employees are unknown.

“MCO has been implemented on other areas but why is it not done there? The Top Glove employees dormitory is huge. Double storey. It means that many people lives there,” he said.

Therefore, he hoped that the Federal and Selangor State Government would work together in addressing the woes of Meru residents.

The President of Gerakan Masyarakat Prihatin (GMP), Hasan Kuthoos Syen Ahmed Kabeer was also present at the news conference.

As the NGO representing the local residents of Meru, Hasan hoped that the Teratai Cluster involving workers from Top Glove can be handled properly, especially in the movement of all residents living in Meru, Klang.

“We know that the cases are rising now, therefore, the residents here do not want their lives to be threatened. Looking at the employees of Top Glove roaming freely in the area raised a lot of concerns from the local residents,” he said.

Hasan also hoped that no one is hiding any information on the Covid-19 cases to protect the interests of certain quarters in the Teratai Cluster issue. –MalaysiaGazette

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