Crime is a big concern among city folks, whether you live in an elite estate or just an estate. For years, however, folks in Pinggiran Zaaba in TTDI had less to worry about crime simply because they were supposed to be the" least elite" of the Taman Tun elites. But now, with the construction work of the massive MRT project happening almost at their door steps, these residents said they are totally exposed to the elements ...
While the elders take on the MRT Co in an unprecedented lawsuit, a young lady decides to appeal to the good senses of the MRT chief executive officer Azhar Abdul Hamid. Expect an open letter to SPAD chairman Syed Hamid Albar next and one to the FT Minister, who is a resident of TTDI himself. And, finally, perhaps a petition to the Prime Minister.
First, the letter to the CEO. Name of sender withheld.
Dear Dato' Azhar,
I am compelled to write to you this e-mail because I am concerned about my neighbourhood. I am not sure whether you have heard that robberies are happening rampantly in Taman Tun Dr Ismail especially at Pinggir Zaaba. Just 4 hours ago, my neighbour Mr. Ho's house was robbed. Just 30 minutes after his son left the house to go for dinner. Mr. Ho have just left KL to go to K.Kinabalu. Obviously, his house has been observed for the past maybe few days/weeks.For Dato's information, I live in a house full of women and one boy. We have always felt safe in our home but with the construction very close to our front door, the inconvenience that we face is insurmountable. I found myself being assessed everytime I leave and return home. It is unnerving to be stared at before entering and leaving my house. I am sure you would appreciate my feelings as a young girl.Dato Azhar,I am sure you are also a father and your job is to ensure the safety of your family. My mom is that too but with this construction in front of our home and strangers combing our street that safety is now questionable. How can a company like yours who have been campaigning in schools, on the radio, in the papers about your corporate responsibility could overlook something as big as the safety of the people affected by the MRT- irregardless where or what the address is. I understand that sometimes, some things are out of your personal control. However, the safety of the people should have been taken into consideration before the construction began thus extra precautions should have been done/taken.I reserve my comment on the physical negative effects that my family and I had to endure due to the closeness of the construction but now as it seems, our safety is also in jeopardy and I find this absolutely unacceptable as I feel you would too if this were to happen to you and your family.I hope that you can find it in your heart to understand my predicament and personally take action to help me.Thank you.
My previous postings on this matter:
Taman Tun Elites sue MRT, Feb 6, 2013
We have no choice but to sue, Feb 9, 2013