Flagged for blocking road users’ view

Party flags placed along the Sibu-Selangau Road.

Major political parties have put up flags and posters around Sibu in preparation for the 12th Sarawak State Election on Dec 18.

Sarawak Dayak Iban Association Rajang branch secretary Tungku Balang, however, said party flags placed at intersections, roundabouts and roadsides posed a danger to road users.

He said flags hoisted along roads in Selangau, Kanowit, Sarikei and Sibu could obstruct people’s view and cause accidents.

“If possible, do not hang flags at intersections, roundabouts or sidewalks,” he cautioned.

Tungku said he almost had an accident as his view was blocked by party flags when he was about to exit the junction from his longhouse in Sukau, Selangau a few days ago.

He said political parties should ensure that flags were placed at sites that do not pose a danger to the public.

“The flags should be placed higher so that they do not block road users’ view, especially at intersections and roundabouts.”

Tungku added that political parties wanting to liven up the election atmosphere should consider public safety.

“This is to prevent any untoward incidents,” he said.

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