I am glad the issue of corridor clutter in HDB dwellings has been given prominence (In a flutter over corridor clutter in HDB estates, and 'Clutter culprits' a bane to their neighbours, both June 17).
It is a sheer waste of time and effort by the town council's officers who have to constantly attend to and monitor such an issue.
There are already clear town council by-laws and Singapore Civil Defence Force's prohibitions against corridor clutter.
Yet many still carry on, citing various reasons, many of which are selfish in nature.
I experienced this problem a few years ago when I was living at my sister's house.
The neighbour was "recycling" copper wires from used electrical appliances.
I raised this issue with the town council on many occasions, and also to the MP. Unfortunately, he told me that this issue would take a long time to resolve.
Many MPs are also advisers to the town council. I hope they have the political will to weed out this issue once and for all. This will save a lot of headaches for the officers on the ground.
We have elevated ourselves into a First World country and it is equally important that they can help to create a First World living environment for HDB dwellers too.
Chew Eng Hin