KL folk want better facilities and maintenance culture

Rubbish has been dumped by unscrupulous people in parts of Kuala Lumpur.

Bangsar resident Datuk M. Ali has called on Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim to tackle core issues like transportation and hygiene.

While appreciating Shahidan’s move to share his mobile phone number with Kuala Lumpur residents to complain about potholes, Ali said people were still grappling with basic issues.

“For example, rubbish and construction debris are being dumped into drains in Jalan Semantan and Jalan Johar in Bangsar.

“The drains are filled with debris.

“We are puzzled about who is dumping it here,” he said, adding that he had complained about it to Kuala Lumpur City Hall, Department of Environment, Drainage and Irrigation Department and the Health Ministry, but has yet to receive any response.

He also highlighted the filthy conditions of drains behind the commercial shops in Bangsar that needed major clean-up.

Echoing Ali’s sentiments was Brickfields Rukun Tetangga (RT) chairman SKK Naidu, who suggested that an open recreational space be created for residents and children to enjoy.

“Our township has lost more than six playgrounds and football fields in the past 20 years.

“Now our children have to go elsewhere to play football.

“We need our own field and we hope that the minister can come down to Brickfields and see for himself just how dense this township is, and how badly we need a space for our children to play and have fun,” he said.

CK Lee, a Taman United resident from Jalan Kelang Lama, wants Shahidan to push for better public transport connectivity.

“Even though there are LRT stations around the area, the connectivity is not there.

“Feeder buses do not ply the areas within the neighbourhood and people still need to take a taxi or drive to the stations, which defeats the purpose,” he said.

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