Press Statement By Michael Kong:
Kampung Bumbok of Batu Kitang has just been declared to be placed under EMCO. With that, the entire Kampung Bumbuk is now under total lockdown.
While doing so, the local authorities have blocked the main road from Jalan Batu Kitang leading to the 7th Mile traffic light junction. This effectively forces all traffic to be redirected to Jalan Stephen Yong before then turning back to 7th Mile.
This traffic flow shrieks sheer idiocracy. There is no logic to block off the entire main road which serves all the people from Kota Sentosa to Bau.
The logical move would have been to just block off the service road leading to Kampung Bumbok. Similarly when Kampung Bintawa was placed under EMCO, we do not see the main road leading to Tun Salahuddin Bridge being closed.
These people are already suffering enough from the bad traffic due to the closure of the 7th Mile traffic intersection and now have to experience an even more inconvenient journey. I urge Lo Khere Chiang as the Chairman of MPP and Sim Kui Hian as the Minister of Local Government and Housing to go down to the ground at peak hours to truly appreciated the agony that the road users face. We understand the need to lock down certain groups of the community but do it properly and do not further inconvenient the people!
Michael Kong Feng Nian
Special Assistant to YB Chong Chieng Jen