Keep walkways clear for pedestrians

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  • Sunday, 12 Dec 2004

ON Nov 25, I went to SS2 in Petaling Jaya to buy an electrical gadget.  

It was raining heavily, so I had to literally squeeze through numerous refrigerators, washing machines and other electrical items on display for sale along the five-foot way.  

In some restaurants along the same row, customers were having their meals at tables placed on the five-foot way. My niece who was with me nearly fell into a deep drain as she made her way through these obstacles.  

Shopkeepers and restaurant owners have “hijacked” the walkways meant for the public.  

What is the local authority doing about this? Why should this be allowed to happen when the safety of the pedestrians and their customers is at risk? 

The same thing is happening in Damansara Utama. I have seen enforcement officers and their lorries parked there to detain traders of illegal CDs/ DVDs and VCDs.  

But strangely, most of the enforcement officers are seated in some corner, smoking and chatting away. 

Why can’t they take action on all offenders who violate local authority regulations?  

Can we see more proactive action so that law-abiding citizens can carry out their chores without hindrance? 

IBNU SINA Kuala Lumpur  

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