Cov­ered pedes­trian walk­ways mulled for PPR ar­eas

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

KUALA LUMPUR: The Fed­eral Ter­ri­to­ries Min­istry and Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) are mulling plans to have cov­ered pedes­trian walk­ways in Peo­ple’s Hous­ing Project (PPR) ar­eas to en­sure the safety of res­i­dents.

Fed­eral Ter­ri­to­ries Min­is­ter Khalid Ab­dul Sa­mad said the move could be a pos­si­ble so­lu­tion to avoid res­i­dents from be­ing struck by fall­ing ob­jects.

“We are still look­ing at the mat­ter and are look­ing for means to solve it,” he said af­ter chair­ing the third Fed­eral Ter­ri­to­ries Con­sul­ta­tive Coun­cil meet­ing yes­ter­day.

Khalid was re­fer­ring to a re­cent case at the Gom­bak Se­tia PPR where a 19-year-old youth, Muham­mad Ik­mal Ab­dul Razak, re­ceived 15 stitches on his head af­ter be­ing hit by a bi­cy­cle tyre that is be­lieved to have been thrown from a unit.

Khalid said the in­di­vid­u­als in­volved in the case should not be al­lowed to stay in PPR units as they were ir­re­spon­si­ble.

Kuala Lumpur Mayor Datuk Nur Hisham Ah­mad Dahlan said DBKL will also hold a spe­cial brief­ing with all res­i­dents fol­low­ing Muham­mad Ik­mal’s case.

In an­other in­ci­dent ear­lier this year, a 15-year old boy was killed at the Pan­tai Dalam PPR af­ter he was hit by a chair thrown from the top floor.

Muham­mad Ik­mal sit­ting in a daze af­ter be­ing hit by the bi­cy­cle tyre.

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