Datuk Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail speaks to reporters at Medan Selera Desa Tun Razak in Kuala Lumpur, October 27, 2022. — Picture by Shafwan Zaidon
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 11 — Dealing with the issue of limited parking spaces in public housing projects (PPR) and public housing is among the main focuses of the three candidates for the Bandar Tun Razak parliamentary seat in the 15th General Election (GE15).
Residents have long been complaining about the lack of car parking spaces but there has been no solution so far, and the situation has worsened with the increase in the number of cars.
There are residents of PPR who are forced to park their cars on the shoulder of the road, where a two-way street eventually becomes a single lane.
Pakatan Harapan (PH) candidate Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said the dense population at the PPR coupled with limited open space was sure to cause parking woes.
“This is something we need to think about and deal with. We can’t blame the occupants (because of the increase in cars) maybe belonging to family members who are now grown up, and with public transport that is not yet efficient enough, it contributes to the increased number of vehicles here,” she said when met by Bernama while campaigning in the Bandar Tun Razak area today.
The area is dominated by high-rise buildings including PPR housing such as Flat Sri Labuan, Flat Sri Melaka, Flat Sri Kota, Flat Taman Mulia.
Dr Wan Azizah said that since nomination day on November 5, she had met with the voters in the constituency to listen to their complaints, which apart from the parking issue comprised of socio-economic problems, life pressure, garbage, the welfare of residents as well as local issues that have not been seriously addressed by the local authorities.
The PKR Advisory Council chairman said that since this was a new constituency she was contesting in, she would meet as many voters as possible to find out the problems they faced.
Meanwhile, Perikatan Nasional (PN) candidate Datuk Kamarudin Jaffar, who is also the seat’s incumbent, when met said the issue of limited parking space at PPR housing and the socio-economic problems of the B40 group were among the main concerns raised by the locals.
The caretaker deputy foreign minister said he had worked with the local authorities several times to overcome the problems that most flat residents often faced, such as broken elevators and limited parking spaces.
Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate Datuk Chew Yin Keen, who is Bandar Tun Razak MCA chief, concurred about the parking issue, saying that was not only plaguing Bandar Tun Razak, but many other high-rise residences around the capital. — Bernama