Riled up over rail­ings

New Straits Times - - News -

RES­I­DENTS of Ta­man Perak in Ge­orge Town claim the new rail­ings around their play­ing field is more of a “nui­sance” that an aid.

Zubaida Beve Syed Ahamad, 59, said those who wanted to get across had to walk around the field in­stead of pass­ing through it.

“There is a shop op­po­site my house. Pre­vi­ously, I could just walk across the field to reach it.

“Now, I have to take a longer route.

“It might be all right for me but what about el­derly peo­ple?

“Why are they (the Pe­nang Is­land City Coun­cil, or MBPP) mak­ing it dif­fi­cult for us?” she said.

Zubaida Beve said chil­dren who wanted to play on the field were forced to climb or jump over the rail­ings, which was dan­ger­ous for them. When con­tacted, MBPP in­fra­struc­ture and traf­fic al­ter­nate chair­man Muham­mad Bakhtiar Wan Chik said the rail­ings were in­stalled as there were re­ports of peo­ple park­ing their ve­hi­cles on the field.

"Con­sid­er­ing the re­port we re­ceived now, we will make a few more open­ings for the con­ve­nience of the res­i­dents liv­ing there.

“I have in­structed of­fi­cers from the land­scape de­part­ment to make the nec­es­sary ar­range­ments,” he said.


The rail­ings at the Ta­man Perak play­ground.

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