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Tuesday December 23, 2008
By OH ING YEEN
MORE Subang Jaya residents will not have to jog in the park in the dark any more as the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) has installed lights in 27 parks under its jurisdiction.
At a press conference in her office, Subang Jaya assemblyman Hannah Yeoh said since November, most of the parks had been lit. There are about 50 parks in Subang Jaya.
USJ 11/3 Residents Association (RA) chairman Ng Peng Hin has noticed that more people going to the USJ 11/3F park and the nearby shops at night since the park was lit up two months ago.
“We had been writing letters to the MPSJ and former assemblyman Datuk Lee Hwa Beng for the past three to four years but no action was taken.
“There were lamp-posts in the park all the while but there was no electricity.
“Previously, there were some people who drank alcohol and threw the bottles there but now that the park is lit up, there are no more incidents,” he said.
Yeoh said she had been pushing for the parks to be lit since she was elected as the state assemblyman and thanked the MPSJ for its cooperation.
“Before the election, lamp-posts had been installed in 21 of the 27 parks but some were not functioning.
The other six parks were installed with lights following complaints by residents.
“Residents had been complaining that the parks were too dark and they felt unsafe.
“Even though there were streetlights in the park, they were not functioning as they were not connected to the electricity supply or not built to the required specifications.”
“We’ll continue to push for more parks to be installed with lights in Subang Jaya,” she added.
On another note, she advised residents not to play basketball or go to open areas during thunderstorms.
“I’ve noticed that there are still people who play basketball despite the rain and thunder even though a few years ago, someone was struck by lightning while playing basketball in a park in Subang Jaya.
“I hope parents will keep an eye on their children and tell them to be indoors during thunderstorms,” she urged.
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