Elected reps and local governments to blame for potholes in Selangor

FLASHBACK: ALL TALK ONLY! HAS THERE BEEN ANY IMPROVEMENT?
Waze to help municipal council’s in Selangor identify potholes
November 3, 2016
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 3: Selangor residents will likely be able to report potholes directly to municipal councils by using navigation application Waze, by year-end, said Waze Google Malaysia Sales Manager, Edward Ling. He said the app developer is currently in discussions with the state government on the matter and an official announcement will be made on Nov 21 to unveil further information on the service. “If you report a pothole (on Waze), we will channel the data to local councils and hopefully it will get them to immediately patch it. “We are giving the data to the state government for free,” he told reporters on the sidelines of the Urban Public Transportation Summit 2016, here today. Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Azmin Ali is reported to have said earlier that the collaboration with Waze would strengthen the state government’s initiatives for smart solutions in Selangor … for more, go to http://www.themalaysiantimes.com.my/waze-to-help-municipal-councils-in-selangor-identify-potholes/

Elected reps and local governments to blame for potholes in Selangor

Motorists and motorcyclists in Selangor know the roads in the state are notoriously dangerous for them.

The pothole-riddled roads are especially dangerous to motorcyclists and bicyclists at night, besides damaging car suspensions and causing road accidents.

Pedestrian walk paths are also equally bad and dangerous.

“The potholes are there for everyone to see … there’s no need to argue or defend those responsible for road or walk path maintenance,” Gerakan Deputy Speaker Syed Abdul Razak Alsagoff said.

He said the elected representatives (assemblymen and MPs), whose constituencies are riddled with potholes, had failed to deliver public service to their constituents.

“If they had been performing their duty and responsibility, monitoring the condition of public roads in their constituencies and raising the problems to the local governments, the situation would be much better,” he added.


FLASHBACK: One of the potholes that poses a threat to motorcyclists in Lebuhraya Pulau Indah, just before the exit to the Glenmarie Cove residential area. — Photos by IZZRAFIQ ALIAZ / The Star
Klang folk upset over potholes
METRO NEWS
Friday, 15 Dec 2017
MOTORISTS are fuming over the washboard-like road at the intersection of Lebuh Turi and Jalan Hilir, just below the Persiaran Raja Muda Musa Federal Route 2 overhead bridge in Klang that causes vehicle-rattling bumps. Locals and even motorists from outside Klang have lodged complaints with the Klang district Public Works Department (PWD) on the damaged road that has made driving generally unnerving as cars rattle and shake on the bumps. Newcomers driving on the intersection are usually startled by the rattling, causing some of them to slam on the brakes and risk being rear-ended while motorcyclists taking the bend sometimes lose control, causing bad falls that could result in injuries … for more, go to https://www.thestar.com.my/metro/metro-news/2017/12/15/klang-folk-upset-over-potholes-road-users-say-certain-roads-in-royal-town-are-death-traps-especiall/

Syed Razak, who is Gerakan’s nominee to contest N.37 Bukit Lanjan in the 14th General Election next month, said while MPs were federal lawmakers, ADUNs or assemblymen “are fully responsible for local and public problems and issues”.

“Issues concerning public health, safety, social welfare needs and education are matters that needed to be attended to urgently.

“There is simply no excuse for assemblymen to fail to attend to such neighbourhood or public concerns and complaints,” he added.

“If one feels an assemblyman’s responsibility is too heavy or burdensome, then he or she has no business seeking election to public office,” he added.

"POTHOLES CAN BE FATAL – PLEASE SHARPEN UP, AZMIN & CO: S’GOR NOW ‘DARUL POTHOLE’, WORST ROADS IN COUNTRY – ACTIVIST

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Selangor may be the most developed state in the country but it has the worst roads, claimed pothole activist Lando Zawawi.

Lando, the founder of pothole-fixing biker group Ikatan Silaturahim Brotherhood, even went so far as dubbing the state “Selangor Darul Lubang” (Selangor, Abode of Potholes).

“There are potholes everywhere,” the activist, whose real name is Azlan Sani Zawawi, told Malaysiakini in an interview.

 – M’kini"
N.37 LET BUKIT LANJAN SOAR WITH SYED ABDUL RAZAK ALSAGOFF

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