Kampung Tunku state assemblyman Lau Weng San has agreed to remove part of the railings erected along the pedestrian walkway in Jalan SS9A/1, Sungai Way, for easier access to the road for market-goers.
Lau said if the people wanted an extra access to Jalan SS9A/1 then part of the railings should be removed.
“The railings were installed without my knowledge and I am not aware of this project,” he said.
Lau said Selangor MCA Public Complaints Bureau deputy chairman Kelvin Chong Seng Foo should have called the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) to remove part of the railings instead of highlighting the matter in the newspaper.
Chong had received numerous complaints from Sungai Way residents on the installation of the railings that was done without consulting the residents who frequent the Sungai Way wet market.
Yesterday, Lau who visited Jalan SS9A/1 and Jalan SS9A/14 outside the Sungai Way police station, said Chong had criticised him for not consulting the constituents before putting up the railings.
“It is unfair as I am unaware of the project. Sometimes MBPJ does not inform me. When the council installed solar-powered streetlights at the backlanes some time ago, I was also not informed,” Lau said.
However, he said the federal government’s project under the National Key Results Area to provide a safe environment for the people like pedestrian railings to curb snatch thefts was a good idea.
The Petaling Jaya police have identified the crime hotspots and the measures as requested by the Selangor MCA Public Complaints Bureau.
MBPJ had received a RM2.2mil federal allocation for pedestrian railings, convex mirrors and street lighting to be installed in 16 crime hotspots.
But the work will be carrried out by MBPJ-appointed contractors.