Sunday, 8 March 2009

Was it really smart?

Photo from Bernama

Chaos as flash floods hit city........The New Straits Times
Thousands caught unawares as 2m-high flash floods hit KL..........The Star

Photo from The Sun

Flash floods wreak havoc in KL; thousands stranded...The Sun

I sympathise with the thousands of Malaysians who were caught in the massive traffic gridlock caused by floods in Kuala Lumpur and surrounding areas. Including my wife who took 2 and a half hours to make the journey home when it would normally take her 20 minutes.

Are you fed-up?
Are you angry?
Are you frustrated?
Are you going to say, "Hiyah naer mine la. Like that one la. Malaysia ma."

Or are you going to say/shout/scream/vote ......


Photo from The Sun

Maybe it is also time to ask all those YB's responsible if all those billions of our tax-payers money spent on the SMART tunnel was such a smart move after all.

It was pointed out to me that...

According to the Kuala Lumpur City Hall flood information centre, the floods began at 5pm after a downpour.

Enforcement officer Chief Insp Lamli Musa said the flood waters began to recede after the Smart Tunnel was closed to traffic to enable flood operations.

So the floods began at 5 pm. Waters got up to 2 meters. Then the SMART tunnel was closed to traffic and that caused the waters to recede. Ahhhhh....I see. Stupid me! I always thought the SMART was built to PREVENT floods. Now I know that it is to make flood waters recede. Meaning that floods will still happen whenever there is heavy rains. But wait ah...what the Chief Inspector fler didn't say was that the tunnel closure also meant total, horrendous traffic grid lock. So think about it. Whatever happens WE lose. Heads they win, tails we lose. Sound familiar?

p/s Was that a Star typo or is his name really Lamli? Hahahahahaha...sorry Lamli.

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