Lim Lip Eng

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Lim Lip Eng

Lock the feeder pillars, TNB urged

Posted: 07 May 2012 07:34 PM PDT

Out in the open: One of the Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) feeder pillars in Taman Segambut, Kuala Lumpurwhich is accessible to thieves as it is not locked. (Photo from
RESIDENTS of Taman Bamboo in Segambut, Kuala Lumpur, want Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) to lock the feeder pillars in the area immediately.
Resident Mah Eng Seng, 50, said this was to prevent theft of TNB fuse links. "I have witnessed two motorists disconnecting the fuse links from a feeder pillar at a playground near my house last month. Mah said he and his neighbour had reported the incident to TNB and the police.
"Is it not a standard safety requirement to lock the feeder pillars in a residential area? he asked. He added that it was unsafe due to the high voltage and posed a danger to children. "We have reported to TNB and the police, but all they did was take our statements," said Mah. He said the residents had no electricity supply for more than 12 hours following the incident, although they had reported the matter immediately to the authorities.
Another resident Selva Govindan, 56, said the feeder pillars should be locked to prevent children from being electrocuted as it contained high voltage. "TNB should take immediate action to lock it and only TNB officers or personnel can have access to it," said Selva.
Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng said a similar incident occurred in Taman Segambut on Labour Day affecting more than 30 shoplots in the area. "Fortunately the incident took place on Labour Day and not on a working day. However, power supply only resumed at 10.30pm and affected the business of a cafe," said Lim.
He said his office had received similar complaints from residents of Taman City, Taman Sri Segambut, Taman Sri Sinar and Taman Tun Dr Ismail for the past three years. "The culprits know how to disconnect the fuse links," he added.
Lim said based on a report by The Star on Dec 4, 2006, TNB's statistics showed that 437 of such thefts were recorded in 2006 compared with 175 in 2005. "I am sure that these figures have increased over the years and I don't understand how TNB can allow this to happen," said Lim, adding that he would write to them requesting for the latest statistics and seek the best solution to solve the problem.
Lim also said he had received numerous complaints from motorists on the flooding problem on the flyover from Jalan Kuching to Jalan Duta. "Motorists taking the flyover from Jalan Kuching to Jalan Duta are stuck in massive traffic jams due to the floods and this has been going on for the past few years," said Lim. He said the cause could be due to the ongoing construction work on the Sri Putramas Condominium project and clogged drains in the area.
"This area is under DBKL's jurisdiction and since the problem persists, they should do something about it," he added.

Flood causes traffic jam in Jln Kuching

Posted: 07 May 2012 07:22 PM PDT

 Desperate measure: A Fire and Rescue Department fire truck pumping out the water near the flyover in Jalan Kuching.
No way through: Motorists going to the city centre from Jalan Kuching and Jalan Duta were caught in a traffic jam.
Source: JASTIN AHMAD TARMIZI, 8/5/2012)
HEAVY rain in the wee hours yesterday caused an intersection in Jalan Duta to be flooded, causing a massive jam in Jalan Kuching. Two lanes at the flyover to Jalan Duta from Jalan Kuching was flooded and motorists heading to the city centre were stuck for hours. The bumper-to-bumper crawl stretched several kilometres including Jalan Kuching and Jalan Duta.
Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng said poor drainage was the cause of floods. "The drains on the flyover are clogged with wood, leaves and rubbish that have not been cleared by the authorities," he said at a press conference. "Over the years, we have received many complaints from motorists. For the past three years, whenever it rains, the flyover will flood but yesterday was the worst.
"The floods affected the whole flyover," he said, adding that a lorry stalled in the floods at about 7am. It usually takes five minutes to come to the intersection from the Selayang roundabout. Today it took almost two hours," he added.
The Fire and Rescue Department sent a truck to pump out the flood waters into the nearby drain. The area had been cleared of water in the afternoon.
"There are too many development projects in the area. The old drainage system cannot cope with the high volume of rain water," Lim said.
"I will send pictures of the flood and traffic jam to Kuala Lumpur City Halland ask them to solve the problem once and for all," Lim added.

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