Dr Mumbo

Grass-roots journalism

Channel NewsAsia story about grassAs the streets of Hong Kong are cleared of pro-democracy protesters and one of the biggest news stories of the year comes to a close, story of the week from Singapore has just entered the public domain.

And it’s big.

The government is looking into changing the way grass is managed in public spaces because one citizen has complained that in some parks in the garden city “grass is not evenly cut”, which has affected his or her experience of these parks, reports Channel NewsAsia.

The uneven length is due to the [government] agencies having different schedules for grass cutting, we are told.

Minister at Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister for the Environment and Water Resources and Foreign Affairs Grace Fu told CNA: “(The person who raised the issue) felt it is sometimes a little bit strange where certain parts seem to be cut well, not the others, and also because some parts that are not cut frequently enough, it actually affected his experience of the park. So I think that we should take such feedback seriously, and we are looking for areas where we can systematically resolve issues rather than just do it on a case-by-case basis.”

Dr Mumbo’s thoughts and prayers are with Ms Fu in the hope that she can resolve this issue.

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