Folliwng a related earlier piece I wrote, an irate resident of Tanjung Bungah has lashed out against the construction of pavements, complete with railings around small greens in quiet neighbourhoods.
The resident said:
(The agency responsible for this) (JKR?) has poured concrete for “drainage purpose” around the Pelangi field and created a so called “walk-way” – and now in the midst of putting grilles all around the circumference of the field. This is a small field with single-storey terrace houses fronting the whole circumference.
Can you imagine? The residents of these houses are now facing grilles all around the field! What ****ing rationale does the authority use to (justify) all that money for putting up grilles around the field?
Anyone can figure out the arithmetics of the circumference of a field — from the poles that have been planted in the ground, it would look like at least 70 … large-size grilles!
This is more than any single stretch of grille along the main road of Tanjung Bungah. Sure looks like (the person responsible for this) is ‘looking out’ for this small hidden-away residential area.
We suggest removing these grills and distributing them along the main road of Tanjung Bungah and Tanjung Tokong.
And there would be plenty of leftovers which could be put to better use outside the premises of St Nicholas for the Blind in Pulau Tikus. The visually impaired are exposed to heavy vehicular traffic every day.
Now, rumour has it that (the department concerned) has a second phase which involves pouring more concrete on every space that is within its jurisdiction … up to the property line of these residential houses — you know, where the greens are.
Is this true? Can someone help to confirm?
Why are these metal railings sprouting up everywhere even in quiet neighbourhoods with hardly any traffic? Who is profiting from the laying of concrete in places where there is no need to pour concrete?
Who has received the contract for the supply of these metal railings, miles and miles of them, and the laying of concrete?
Which is the authority responsibile for awarding such useless contracts which are a waste of public funds, perhaps the only beneficiaries being the recipients of the contracts?