I REFER to the report “‘Over 90% support new parking system’” (Sunday Star, March 3) on the new standardised parking system to be implemented in Perak from April 1.
The state Local Government Committee chairman Paul Yong Choo Kiong claimed that about 90% of Perakians supported this move but I beg to differ. I live in Kampar and I have not heard of such a survey. Neither have a number of people in town whom I asked randomly. Please provide us with the details of such a survey.
We are already reeling and groaning under the weight of price increases of so many everyday items and we have no say or control over them. Why is the state government so insensitive to the plight of the ordinary folks? You are not helping at all to keep the cost of living down. A raise of 20 sen or 33% is huge and burns holes in our pockets. Why are we in small towns paying the same rate as Ipoh, a city? Shah Alam charges 40 sen and Subang Jaya, 50 sen.
As in many small towns, folks like to zip in and out to attend to daily chores like visits to the market, sundry shops, clinics, banks and even for a cuppa in the evening. It can mean several trips a day. We are going to be very unhappy if you disrupt our lifestyle. Do not sacrifice us for the “better convenience” of a few. Be the champion of ordinary folks!