Riled up over railings
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.