Do we love Kuala Lumpur?
DAP National Deputy Chairman and MP fopr Kepong Dr Tan Seng Giaw calls on the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (CHKL) to to implement policies which are fair to all people and to enhance the delivery system.
Dr Tan comments on the Federal Territory Day, 1st February.
KL city folks must look after the city. As people from villages migrate to cities, the number of Malays and Chinese in the city is nearly the same.
The CHKL wants cityfolks to love the city. This is correct. We must love it. But, CHKL ought to review its policies and measures. If it makes the sun shine upon all alike and improves its service (delivery system), people will love the city more. Let us do away with the lackadaisical attitude.
CHKL is thinking about raising assessment. The most important is to consider the slow down in the 2005 economy and the difficulties faced by people. It should not raise the asessment unreasonably.
There are criminal activities including snatch-thievings and assaults. The security situation is not good enough. We hope that CHKL helps the police by putting on security facilities such as more traffic light and raising anti-crime awareness among city folks.
KL traffic must be improved. It is not sufficient to widen some roads: we must raise the efficiency of the computer system and the traffic police.
There have been extensive cracks of the Kepong flyover (MRR2) for six years. The authorities have appointed at least eight foreign consultants for MRR2. A year ago, the UK consultant recommended the Public Works Departemnt (JKR) to water-proof the cracks immediately. But, JKR dithers. It has not started the repair works. CHKL can help press JKR to do so.
At the end of 2004, KL 2020 was gazetted. CHKL is drafting the local plans. We hope that this year we shall see the completion of the local plans, incorporating the 190 policy articles to develop KL into an international tropical garden city of light.