Saturday, December 1, 2007


Road to Taman Inanam Laut needs streetlights
A resident of Taman Inanam Laut in Inanam has called for streetlights along the road to the residential area.
Jasni told Public Hotline that due to the lack of lights at the area, those using the road, especially pedestrians at night, are feeling insecure and motorists could not see the road properly.
Jasni, who moved there six months ago, said that he almost hit a pedestrian one night due to the dark stretch.
“The authorities have to look into the matter urgently as it concerns public safety. A few days ago, I almost knocked down a pedestrian when he was trying to cross the road,” he said.
“Taman Inanam Laut is not in a rural area, so the question of not having streetlights should not arise. According to one of my friends who also resides here, the matter has been brought to the attention of the relevant authorities, but until now no action has been taken,” claimed Jasni.
Public Hotline was informed that the matter is under the jurisdiction of Kota Kinabalu City Hall.
Its Public Complaint Unit head, Mr Laudin Zaman, urged the residents who wish to have streetlights in the area to send in an application letter to City Hall.
“The residents there must send an application to the Mayor. In their letter, they should mention the reason why they make the application. The letter must contain the signatures of the residents in the area to support their application,” he said.
“The application letter will be considered by City Hall and if there is enough allocation for this year, the streetlights will be put up,” he added.