City folk facing the brunt of development


  • Letters
  • Monday, 28 Feb 2005

THE Prime Minister’s displeasure over the environmental damage at Bukit Cahaya Seri Alam Agricultural Park echoes the numerous and similar concerns highlighted in the media in the past several years.  

Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s hope that “such an incident will not happen again in Selangor or any other state” is the same hope expressed by caring citizens for the love of future generations.  

Unfortunately, year in year out we witness the raping of our precious and fragile environment in the name of development.  

We are already witnessing city and town folk facing an acute shortage of green lungs to head to for their daily dose of healthy outdoor activities. 

Hence, we see men and women jogging along road shoulders these days – a common sight in Petaling Jaya, for example.  

We also have to resort to exercising in gyms, which is not cheap. 

It is a shame that in this country of adequate sunshine and stable weather, we are opting for indoor exercises.  

J.D. LOVRENCIEAR, Semenyih. (via e-mail) 

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