Close illegal short cut, council urged

RESIDENTS of Taman Selayang Indah fear for their safety as snatch thefts and break-ins into houses and cars are becoming rampant. 

Thomas Samuel, 41, said he knew of four snatch theft cases, and 12 cars as well as three houses were broken into since a road near Jalan Indah 3 was opened. 

He said residents from the public housing project in Taman Intan Baiduri, with about 10 blocks of flats, used the road as a short cut. 

“Motorcyclists will speed on the illegal road and other road users have to watch out for them. I am afraid that there will be a fatal accident here before any action is taken. 

A motorcyclist using the illegal shortcut at Taman Selayang Indah.

“I have made many complaints to Selayang Muncipal Council (MPS) through e-mails and telephone calls. The council only replied to the e-mails but no action has been taken,” said Samuel. 

He suggested that MPS place a steel barrier or steel railing across the illegal road, allowing only pedestrians to use it. 

“We welcome pedestrians but not motorcyclists,” he added. 

Samuel said residents from the flats had two other roads to choose from, one of which led to the Middle Ring Road II while the other cut through Taman Intan Baiduri. 

MPS councillor P. Kamalanathan, who visited the site last Wednesday, said he would bring this matter up at the council's full board meeting next month.  

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