Several residents of Danau Kota, Wangsa Maju, and I went to Bangunan DBKL this morning to handover a petition to Datuk Bandar concerning the residents’ unhappiness over the social problems, crime rate, cleanliness, traffic congestion and noise caused by the Uptown Danau Kota Pasar Malam, which operates daily from 10 pm to 4 am. There are over 500 signatures in the said Petition. The said Petition was handed over to the Datuk Bandar’s Special Assistant, Tuan Hj Shaari bin Abdul Junid.
The Petition was presented to Tuan Hj Shaari Ahmad Junid.
The background to this pasar malam are as follows:
– Originally the pasar malam was operating in Uptown Damansara Utama, PJ and due to the protest by the residents and shopkeepers there, it was stopped by MPPJ;
– It then moved to Section 2 in Wangsa Maju and the residents in Section 2 protested and with the help of the previous Member of Parliament it was then relocated to Danau Kota; and
– The residents of Danau Kota were extremely unhappy with it and have sought the help of the previous Member of Parliament to relocate but to no avail.
Two weeks ago, the residents could no longer tolerate the disturbance of the quiet enjoyment of their home, the social problems, the increase crime rate, noise pollution, etc, and they started a petition and managed to get over 500 signatures. The contents of the Petition are as follows:
Petisyen kepada Datuk Bandar Kuala Lumpur
“Kami, yang bertandatangan di bawah, adalah penduduk-penduduk di akwasan perumahan berhampiran Uptown Danau Kota. Kami membantah bahawa penjaja-penjaja telah menjaja di hadapan tepi Jalan 3A/6 dan masa berniaga tamat pada 4 pagi tiap-tiap hari adalah mengangu kacau kami. Aktiviti-aktiviti pasar malam ini adalah tidak sesuai persekitaran kediaman. Dalam keadaan demikian, DBKL harus memindah pasar malam ini ke lokasi yang jauh daripada kawasan kediaman. Terima Kasih”
I fully support this Petition concerning the social problems caused by this Uptown Pasar Malam. In fact, during several meetings between Datuk Bandar and MPs, I had asked DBKL to look into this matter. It seems that my requests had fallen on deaf ears. Now that a formal Petition has been handed over to Datuk Bandar KL, I shall keep on following up with the officers in DBKL to relocate this Pasar Malam far away from the residential area.
If the residents have any other complaints concerning this matter, please do not hesitate to lodge your complaint via this blog or come to my service centre after 8 pm on Wednesday. You can also contact my personal assistant, En Yacob bin Abdul Hamaid from 11 am to 6 pm daily except on Sundays and public holidays.