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Penang road system – Diff State Gov., same shit

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You know what’s annoying? Our law keepers seem to be blind. Or they are always hole up in their cosy, aircond office in Jalan Transfer and Petani Road to notice that there are people out there who broke the law and cause traffic jam.

Or wait, maybe their job is only to sit around and wait for some non-existence mogok rakyat…Whatever it is, we have a new State Government. But we are facing the same shit every day. Koh Tsu Koon’s led State Government or Lim Guan Eng (flutters eye lashes at the mention of the name hehehe) spanking new State Government, we have the same inefficient system. Diff. leaders, same shit.

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For the longest time, this Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah and Jalan Farquhar have been congested during noon because of two schools, i.e. St. Xavier and Convent Light Street. It is understandable that during these hours, we do experience some jams.

But the main culprit is not the schools. The bottle neck is these cars parked outside Kah Motor. These cars are always parked on the road, reducing the three lanes to only two. See? No farking parking sign there and yet, every single day, without fail, a row of cars are parked outside Kah Motor/City Bayview. Apa ini?

Mana pigi itu trapik police? Mana itu Majlis Perbandaran Pulau Pinang enforcement officers? HOI, rajin sikit lah! Kerja lah! Kasi saman hari hari, janji depa tak berani park kat situ. Saman itu win-win situation. State Government pun kaya, traffic jam pun kurang.

Actually, I read somewhere in the paper. When we citizens see such haphazard parking, we actually need to go and make a report at the police station so that they can send their officers to investigate. Apa ni? Kena kita orang pigi suap, kasi info, baru boleh operasi? Ingat kita tadak kerja, kena jadi polis? It is that simple! Just send some patrol cars or police on bikes around town and clear those jams, damn it!

Dear Mr. CM, please improve the road system a bit lah. You are my ADun and nay….that other ADun of mine in Pantai Jerjak, he is some highway engineer expert from USA, please work out something lah. We are tired of hearing nothing but Permatang Pauh. Time doesn’t stand still for by-election only lah…




19 Responses to “Penang road system – Diff State Gov., same shit”

  1. CM busy watching Olympics leh. Very impressive wor.

    Well it’s the people themselves who are inconsiderate. But they are forced to be inconsiderate because the roads and infrastructure design is farked up, and that’s not easy to change unless you demolish entire buildings and roads. If you have a kid going to one of those schools, what would you do? Do you have any ideas?

  2. I have – write to the your assemblyman. Give him your suggestions.

    Jeffrey Chews last blog post..08.08.08

  3. Same here lah. Cakap only. Lower the toll lah, check and balance this lah, that lah but no results or conclusions.

    Everyday Anwar, Anwar, Anwar. Like the whole country stop in time for him. Let him fight his own war. PAKATAN, do what you guys promise to do lah! Niamah!!!

  4. Snake Terence – Yalor…time has stopped till Sept 16…

    Jeffrey – My assemblyman is the CM himself worrr….How to write ah? I stay in Air Putih, vote in Pantai Jerjak…now, I dunno who is my assemblyman oso. Simple only, the ADun in town go get the Council and Traffic police to ronda more and slap summons on those cars.

    Dan – My son studies there lor, but lucky I don’t need to fetch. My loukong use bike to fetch him. Only sometimes, when we want to go shopping or lunch, we go out by car.

  5. dont you know? mercedes comes with parking restriction exemption!

    there is a very easy and proven solution, hire 50 traffic wardens on motor scooters (yeah.. honda-cup fr Boon Siew) whose task is to issue tickets n take photos on the spot along the busy roads! offending cars are logged into a computerised system, 3 strikes and u will be awarded point to yr license. Persistent offenders will hav their cars tow away until all fines are paid with a hefty $1000 towing and keeping fee.

    even better, to lessen confrontations between car owners and wardens, here.. the municipal council has wardens in a modified small smart-car equipped with camera (like the telescope in submarine). U see one car parks illegally, smart-car will drive park behind it and snaps photo. A fine will be sent out subsequentlyto the owner. Smart-car has other uses too, to catch ppl making illegal U turns, traffic lights offenders all kena!

    set up cost? huh…. within a couple of months, u will recoup all the costs and start seeing money rolling to be used for other municipal projects.

    JTs last blog post..Hungry Ghost

  6. JT – Yalor, here if you are connected to somebody, you are the king of the road already. That’s why they never kena saman wan.

  7. It would have been really “sweet” if you did not blur the number plate of the Mercedez, should allow everyone see who this inconsiderate big shot is mah…..

  8. Try the stretch of Jalan Tan Sri Teh Ewe Lim during school hours. My house is juz beside d school and I hv been staying here 4 d past 13yrs. Dah jadi kebal.

  9. wah! So DAI PAI! Aiyoh lilian, cant blame lah..penang si beh big! You need to give some time to dear LGE to arrange all the area mah,all so mess up.., from BIG matter slowly come to parking.. i am sure he knows it lah,… the next time u saw the big car, bring a smelly eggs and throw at it lah! HAHA!

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  10. can i sub contract from the police and perbandaran? can I have my own company and go issue summon to these offenders efficiently? Haha … can be so rich. u dun want to saman, I saman for you lor. Share the money 50-50. can can?

  11. That’s wat I call big cars, no brains lar…

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  12. i think the problem is the car owner…
    your imagination is so great… a faulty parking can drag into the conclusion of inefficient CM…

    even yourself “mosaic” the car’s plate number to avoid any “problems” come on you… so why complaint???

    davorss last blog post..Plan and Plant

  13. not only in penang leh. kl, pj, also same.
    got big tow and clamp sign, also chiu part….

  14. Not only those roads mentioned but almost all major roads are congested because of inconsiderate drivers parking illegally at roadside.

    Some waiting to ta pao char kuey teow…
    Some waiting for kids from school…
    Some park in front of a shop and go in buy stuff…
    Some deliver goods…
    Some go bank…

    You name it!

    This is not the worse actually, the worse is no traffic police taken any action at all!

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  15. I fully agree those guys in blue please buck up, issue more summons revenue to the govt, the mentality of most penang drivers/motorist just couldn’t care less, parents ferrying their children to school jumps REd traffic lights so monkey sees monkey do, never respect yellow boxes,breaking all traffic laws .Actually have they ever have the thoughts that if the accident victims being their love ones or put it die one got some more. Be they drivers or motorcyclist and also most penangnites wants the convenience and park to their whims and fancy, if only every establishment are people friendly that is having drive thru for dept store, hawker centre,supermarket, (Jetson fantasies) or are their claiming to be OKU. sharing the same as Bryan. PDRM have to increase workforce do a good clean up sure no one in the right frame of mind wants to lawan against their wallet.Come to Penang and get to witness all sorts of traffic offences.

  16. Drivers in Penang are always very inconsiderate one, if no, Penang wouldn’t have the worst traffic in Malaysia. My place thr, 2 way road become one way road, y? because school buses parked thr..I really dun understand these ppl , really inconsiderate.

    CharlesKeys last blog post..Finally exam’s over

  17. Sad to hear this – thought things MIGHT be different with the change in power. Sigh…what else can we ordinar folks do ah? Elections are still a good 4 years away. Looks like we’ll have to live with things again…and again…and again…

    KittyCats last blog post..English-ed in a Chinese-ed world

  18. Hmm……I wonder why you guys can bear with Gerakan for 40 years….I think you guys are equally big shit. Well, like LKY says, if your balls are big enough, then stand for election lah. See if you can stand the complain or not………People only in power for 5 months….Aiyah….What to say about these people

  19. […] Gee…do we seriously need the canggih manggih transportation like what is mentioned on Malaysiakini? How about changing some of the traffic flow, check the timing of the traffic lights and create some one way streets to ease traffic jams. I know the PKR MP Sim from Pantai Jerjak was a highway engineer from the United States. Get him to work on the improvements lah, after all he pledged that during his ceramah. And get those police to summon those cars park along Jalan Farquar outside Boon Siew/City Bayview (related post : Penang Road system : Different Government, Same Shit). […]