Metropolis Security General Manager Lek Shao Hua shared with Today Singapore how are we coping with Malaysia’s MCO. by Admin

Posted on 4/3/2020 9:00:00 AM

To cut down costs over the longer term, security firm Metropolis Security Systems is considering renting several HDB units for six months, at about S$700 a room a month, its general manager, Mr Lek Shao Hua, told TODAY.

With the Government’s help, the company had earlier put up its 80 displaced Malaysian workers in various hotels with a combined cost of about S$36,000.

But this would not be sustainable if the company were to fork out the entire sum without government aid, so the employees were told to turn to the firm for help only if they still could not find housing despite their best efforts.

“We cannot foresee how long this would go on for. We try to look for HDB short-term rental and put more people in one flat… It is more sustainable in the long run,” he said.

For Mr Lek, his firm’s bottom line is squeezed by not just these employees’ needs, but the security firm’s customers’ — about one in three of his clients had indicated that they are seeking compensation after the company failed to provide enough security workers in the wake of the lockdown.

“I hope service buyers can take into consideration the insufficient turnaround time to employ new workers to fill up the gap and not impose liquidated damages during this period, but work towards a feasible stepped-down security plan instead,” he added.


Client Testimonial

We moved in on Tuesday left a box in the cab. Security were very helpful. Obtained cab drivers’ telephone number and name and we were able to get our things bck which were left in the cab. Many thanks to George and Joseph.

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