Blood will be on their hands

In my most recent letter to JKR and GCD, I warned that accidents are waiting to happen at the Jalan Telok Gong exit. One does not have to be a rocket scientist to figure this out but I said it anyway.

Traffic lights and speed humps are by no means a panacea for an accident-free zone because there will always be reckless drivers who use handphones while driving or or loses their patience at a red light. Nevertheless every reasonable effort should be taken by both JKR and GCD to make Glenmarie Cove a safe place to live in. Sitting in an office and haggling over a traffic consultants’ report cannot resolve a real life dilemma.

Well, an accident did happen this morning at about 8:00 AM and below are some pictures. The passenger in the smaller car was taken to a nearby hospital as blood was trickling down the side of her face. A colleague at the scene told me that it is quite serious. Let us all pray and hope she will be alright. The young driver from Glenmarie Cove was so visibly shaken. Thank God that she is alright.

Do they have to wait until someone dies before they begin to make it a safe exit?

As for Glenmarie folks  I will implore you all to write in your personal capacity to JKR and GCD to demand for action to make it safer for us. I know that is a waste of my time to expect many of you will do that. The next time it happens, it could be you or your family member.

Update 12:30PM 1 October, 2012:

Official letter to JKR and GCD/DRB  (English version). The Bahasa version that was sent can be found in the box.net widget on the right sidebar (filename: GCROA-JKR_4_BM).

“Dear Sir,

At around 8:00 AM on 1 October, 2012 an accident happened at the Jalan Telok Gong exit of Glenmarie Cove.

Please refer to the attached pictures. The passenger in the smaller car was taken a nearby hospital as blood was seen trickling down the side of her face. The driver of the car from Glenmarie Cove was unhurt but very shaken by the incident and was taken to the hospital’s outpatient department for shock. There are no other reports of injury to other persons.

In our previous letter to you, we warned that accidents are waiting to happen at the Jalan Telok Gong exit of Glenmarie Cove. If ordinary people like us know that, experts like yourselves can only know better. So what does it really take before you do something about this danger residents and the public face?

Does someone really have to die before action is taken?”

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18 Responses to Blood will be on their hands

  1. Gary says:

    Following the excellent suggestion by Daren, I have lodge an official complaint at the official website of JKR at their official complaint link. Took me no more than 3 mins 40 secs (yes I timed it) The wonders of modern technology. Read below:-

    From: Aduan JKR
    Date: 2012/10/3
    Subject: 10/03/2012 13:33 Aduan/Permohonan untuk Lampu Isyarat di Teluk Gong, Port Klang.
    To: Shaihidayat Wan Pani , Jurutera Daerah Klang , “Hafifi Hafidz Mohd, Ir.” , “arsnman2001@yahoo.com” , “gary.geh@gmail.com”
    Cc: Mohd Firdaus Ismail , Aduan SEL , Mazlan Mohamad , Ahmad Zaidi Mat Said , “Mansor Ibrahim, Ir.”

    Salam Sejahtera,

    Tuan/Puan,

    Tajuk: 10/03/2012 13:33 Aduan/Permohonan untuk Lampu Isyarat di Teluk Gong, Port Klang.
    [ Nama Pelapor Asal : Gary Geh, Emel: gary.geh@gmail.com, Tel: 0123999166 ]

    Dengan hormatnya adalah saya diarah merujuk kepada perkara di atas,

    Terlebih dahulu pihak kami mengucapkan terima kasih kerana keperihatinan tuan/puan memajukan aduan tersebut kepada pihak kami.

    Untuk makluman tuan/puan, pihak kami turut alamatkan maklumbalas ini kepada pihak JKR Daerah Klang, Pihak Bahagian Elektrik JKR Selangor dan salinkan kepada pihak Bahagian Pengurusan Korporat JKR Selangor untuk siasat mengambil tindakan selanjutnya.

    Untuk Makluman Pihak JKR :

    Sekiranya didapati lokasi aduan bukan di bawah skop dan bidangkuasa pihak tuan, maka pohon kerjasama pihak tuan dapat memajukan aduan ini kepada pihak yang bertanggungjawab untuk tindakan selanjutnya.

    Pohon kerjasama pihak tuan/puan untuk memberi maklumbalas dalam tempoh yang telah ditetapkan terus kepada pelapor menerusi emel beliau dan salin kepada pihak kami menerusi emel: aduan@jkr.gov.my untuk rekod kami atas tajuk yang sama.

    Sekian, harap maklum.

    Saya yang menurut perintah,

    Vasudevan Paramasivam
    Juruteknik Awam
    Urusetia Aduan (Emel)
    b/p. Ketua Bahagian Komunikasi Korporat,
    Caw. Pengurusan Korporat,
    Jabatan Kerja Raya Malaysia,
    Tingkat 1, Blok B (Lama),
    Kompleks Kerja Raya,
    Jln. Sultan Salahuddin,
    50582 Kuala Lumpur.
    Tel: 03-2696 7608 / 7647 / 8254 / 7609 / 7664 / 8252 / 7670 / 7656

    ——————————————————————————–

    From: Sistem Aduan JKR [aduan@jkr.gov.my]
    Sent: Wednesday, October 03, 2012 13:33
    To: Gary Geh; Aduan JKR; NoorAzalina Abdul Hamid
    Subject: Akuan Penerimaan

    * Ini adalah Emel Balasan Automatik

    Tuan/Puan

    Emel Aduan Tuan/Puan telah diterima oleh Aduan JKR.

    Sekian Terima Kasih.

    Urusetia Aduan JKR,
    Unit Komunikasi Korporat,
    Cawangan Pengurusan Korporat,
    Ibu Pejabat JKR Malaysia.
    Tel: 03-2610 7651/7647/7664/7660

    ___________________________________________________________

    Tuan/Puan Gary Geh

    Berikut adalah Aduan Tuan/Puan untuk JKR MALAYSIA:

    Nama : Gary Geh
    Jenis Aduan : Aduan
    Kategori Aduan : Lampu Traffic Rosak/Lampu Jalan/Perlu Kajian Sistem
    Negeri : Selangor
    Daerah : Klang
    Lokasi : Teluk Gong, Port Klang

    Aduan
    Tempat kediaman saya beralamat, 6, Jalan Damar Bayu 2, Glenmarie Cove, 42000 Port Klang Selangor. saya mohon kepada JKR untuk memastikan supaya cadangan kepada pemaju rumah \”Glenmarie Cove Development Sdn Bhd\” untuk memasang lampu isyarat, di berkuatkuasakan dengan segera. Pada kira-kira jam 8:00 pagi ini bersamaan dengan 1 Oktober 2012, satu kemalangan telah pun berlaku di susur keluar Jalan Telok Gong dari kawasan perumahan Glenmarie Cove. Penumpang di dalam kereta yang lebih kecil telah dikejarkan ke hospital kerana di tepi mukanya kelihatan berlumuran darah. Di mana pemandu kereta yang satu lagi tidak cedera tetapi telah di bawa ke hospital rawatan luar kerana beliau dikatakan mengalami kejutan trauma dari kemalangan tersebut. Manakala, penumpang lain dilaporkan selamat buat masa ini. Apakah yang masih pihak tuan tunggu untuk mengambil tindakan selanjutnya? Di mana kami setiap hari seperti bermain dengan nyawa kami sendiri? Adakah pihak tuan mahu menunggu seorang benar-benar mati baru pihak tuan ingin mengambil tindakan??

    Sekian Terima Kasih.
    gary.geh@gmail.com
    0123999166

    • Gary says:

      Equally fast reply from JKR. Read below:-

      2012/10/3 Jurutera Daerah Klang

      Salam sejahtera,

      Untuk makluman, skop untuk menaiktaraf simpang Jalan Telok Gong (B148)
      ke kawasan pembangunan Glenmarie Cove adalah sebahagian daripada
      syarat-syarat yang telah dikenakan oleh pejabat ini ke atas
      pembangunan bekenaan.

      Pihak Glenmarie Cove telah memuktamadkan rekabentuk dan susun atur
      pembinaan lampu isyarat dan pelebaran jalan pada pertengahan September
      2012 disusuli dengan kelulusan bertulis oleh pejabat ini pada akhir
      September 2012.

      Walaubagaimanapun, kerja-kerja pembinaan lampu isyarat di simpang
      berkenaan akan melibatkan pelebaran jalan sediada daripada 2 lorong
      kepda 4 lorong dan pada masa ini kerja-kerja pembinaan ditangguhkan
      kerana masalah pengalihan utiliti yang terlibat di jajaran berkenaan.
      Untuk jangka pendek, pejabat ini telah mengarahkan Glenmarie Cove
      untuk membina binggol di Jalan Telok Gong yang dijangka siap pada
      pertengahan minggu kedua bulan Oktober 2012.

      Pejabat ini akan memantau perlaksanaan kerja-kerja pembinaan ini demi
      keselesaan pengguna jalan raya tersebut.

      Sekian, terima kasih.

      Jurutera Daerah,
      JKR Klang.

  2. darenong says:

    http://aduan.jkr.gov.my/index.php – Please send your aduan/pertanyaan/permohonan/cadangan.
    I wallop the keyboard kaw-kaw. hee~(I’m actually very angry but we have to remain calm, eh ?)

    With this you can Semak / Check
    Status Aduan Anda / Complaint status

    • darenong says:

      This is an immediate automated reply after aduan at http://aduan.jkr.gov.my/index.php

      * Ini adalah Emel Balasan Automatik
      Tuan/Puan
      Emel Permohonan Tuan/Puan telah diterima oleh Aduan JKR.
      Sekian Terima Kasih.

      Urusetia Aduan JKR,
      Unit Komunikasi Korporat,
      Cawangan Pengurusan Korporat,
      Ibu Pejabat JKR Malaysia.
      Tel: 03-2610 7651/7647/7664/7660

      • yfyin says:

        I have gone to the web site you found and it is more for general complain, they replied to me asking to write an official letter so that they can forward to the department incharge. At the end, you still need to write and official letter to the right people.
        So, all residents,pls spend a little time and write a simple letter and is better than doing nothing, when you are talking about your whole family’s safety , don’t use busy as an excuse.

    • Gary says:

      Excellent suggestion. This is easier than wirting an official letter. Will do it.

      • yfyin says:

        An official letter would be more effective as youself and JKR both has a black and white record of yr complaints . When it comes to government, proof is critical

  3. calvindb2 says:

    To the legal beagles out there, is there really a ground for me to sue them? Btw, I am the father of the young lady.  I guess the best way to get our points across is to hit them where it hurts, most.  Only then will we have their attention. Only then will we have our clubhouse built.

    I am so angry over a couple of things. 1) the baloney they served my wife last week when she went to the office to raise among others, the issue about the traffic light.  Apparently the authorities didn’t allow GCD to build road humps because it is deemed dangerous for motorcyclists at night.  And that it is JKR that didn’t allow GCD to in place the traffic.  In fact they told my wife that the wiring for the traffic lights were all done already, 2) their lackadaisical attitude towards this issue.  Wondering if their families are the ones having to risk their lives everyday, will they be dragging their feet like they are doing now, 3) the below par security service we are getting.  Don’t want to go into details of their ‘SOP’ for fear of outsiders reading this. Suffice to say it SUCKS!!!  Yesterday night about 10pm, while I was heading towards precinct 2, I noticed 4 dark skinned men inside the compound at gate A (the one that opens out to the shop lots).  We stopped at the boom gate at precinct 2 and ask the guard to go check it out or do something, guess what his reply was?  Saya baru!!  Huh!!!?  So if there is a robbery in progress, saya baru??  On reaching home, my wife called the security to ask them to check. Their response was that they are the guards.  If so, why are they not in their uniforms, and if they are indeed off duty guards, why are they still in the compound!!!?

    I will write to both the addresses provided by Yin and informed that what had happened, and that I am consulting my lawyer to see if I can sue them for negligence or whatever cause deemed justifiable.

  4. dl2a15 says:

    Will definitely write and fax to both numbers.

  5. Gary says:

    This could not have happen at a better time when we are lobbying for better traffic safety at our entrance an exit BUT it is sad that it had to happen to someone I know.

    Having said this, I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels a sense of duty to fight for this cause. I also know that I’m not the only one who feels guilty for not contributing. For those nodding their heads, I assume that, just like me you’re suddenly overwhelmed by year end activities and specifically in my case, personal issues as well preventing me from giving as much as I would like to.

    Can I seek for the goodwill of someone in our community, this forum and who has better management of their time, to help write the rest of us in similar situation as mine, a reusable official letter. With this letter we are then able to have almost if not everybody to email/fax/snail-mail to JKR and GCD.

  6. yfyin says:

    That’s the spirit, right on!

  7. shirleepoel says:

    Fiery letter on the way……

  8. ichtus17 says:

    We’re dicing with death everytime we try to exit GC, especially during peak times … while the management of GCD is “haggling over a traffic consultants’s report”. The young lady from GC surely can and should sue the management of GCD and DRB-Hicom for negligence in failing to provide a safe traffic management system as planned.
    Meantime, until some traffic management scheme is in place, perhaps the GM and his team can be made to be traffic wardens during peak hours.?…sickens me to think someone from GC will be seriously hurt if nothing is done.

    • My earlier letter made the point that I am putting the matter on the record. They cannot play dumb and deny they are unaware of the problem, etc. Such a record may help in a legal situation, I hope, but all the money in the world cannot replace a precious life.

      Don’t just rant in this blog. Copy your reply and simply email or fax to JKR and DRB/GCD. See Yin’s comment in previous post Pressure against Blood where he has provided the fax numbers for DRB.

  9. wkchoo says:

    Come on everyone, please work together and help us to help yourself.

  10. yfyin says:

    Every household should write in to JKR and DRB HICOM until we get at least some humps on both sides the entrance.
    Everybody travel by cars in Glenmarie, if you wait for me and i wait for you, it will forever be ignored.

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