By S. Harrish
WITH EMCO being enforced in Kampung Bumbok in Batu Kitang, the local authorities have blocked the main road from Jalan Batu Kitang leading to the 7th Mile traffic light junction.
However this move has been criticised by the DAP as it effectively forces all traffic to be redirected to Jalan Stephen Yong before then turning back to 7th Mile.
DAP’s Michael Kong said there was no logic in blocking off the entire main road which serves 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 did not see the main road leading to Tun Salahuddin Bridge being closed,” he said in a statement today.
Kong, who is also Sarawak DAP chief Chong Chieng Jen’s special assistant, said the people were 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.
He urged Padawan Municipal Council chairman Lo Khere Chiang and Minister of Local Government and Housing Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian to go to the area at peak hours to understand the agony faced by the people there.
“We understand the need to lock down certain groups of the community but do it properly and do not further inconvenient the people,” he added.