Poor enforcement mars KL’s liveability

I AM lucky to have visited many world-class cities for work and leisure, and I envy the state of their developed infrastructures.

Our capital city may have gone through many upgrades but if you walk along the Pasar Seni or Petaling Street area, you will find it difficult to manoeuvre between illegal street vendors blocking the pavement and motorcyclists who use them as shortcuts.

I was frustrated to see the messy state of Kuala Lumpur.

Cars were parked by the roadside, so RapidKL buses could not pass through the narrow roads.

And food pedlars were blocking pavements.

Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) must be held responsible.

Why invest so much money to build pedestrian walkways only to have food vendors blocking the road? We cannot be a developed nation if our cities are not liveable.

It’s easy for DBKL to blame the people but this is where strong enforcement should come in.

We saw how Malaysians complied with the mask mandate due to strict and frequent enforcement.

I suggest DBKL reintroduce clamping for vehicles parked illegally and work closely with the police to stop motorcyclists from using the pavements or even parking along them.

DBKL must beef up its enforcement, and officers must be seen doing so from morning to night.



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