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stanleywkh
22-11-2007, 05:38 PM
I just came back from Damansara and saw road block near eastin hotel towards KL. Causing a massive jam. and Federal highway is also terribly jam towards KL . The jam is quite similar to the previous BERSIH gathering. I'm quite lucky as I decided to go home earlier. Wonder what happened.

Jokee
22-11-2007, 05:47 PM
I heard the roadblocks have been set up to block those attending the Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) rally scheduled to take place on Sunday at the British High Commission.

stanleywkh
22-11-2007, 05:50 PM
I heard the roadblocks have been set up to block those attending the Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) rally scheduled to take place on Sunday at the British High Commission.

But today is only Thursday and furthermore now is peak hour :eek:

Jokee
22-11-2007, 05:52 PM
It probably serves as an early warning.

Pak Kadok
22-11-2007, 05:58 PM
It probably serves as an early warning.

Not only there lah.

I was heading from Sunway to OUG via the NPE at around 1.45pm & there was also a roadblock(in the middle of the road) after the traffic-lights (after the turning to Jln Templer), heading towards Old Klang Rd.

janet_ng
22-11-2007, 10:53 PM
Started at Kepong main road at 5pm - 10pm. Massive traffic backlog all the way from Kuala Selangor.

ginaphan
22-11-2007, 11:45 PM
Traffic was crazy today.

Was on the LDP at 9:30 am (non-peak) : bottle necks in a few places.

Coming back on the LDP before noon: LDP, Federal Highway - jammed.

Colleagues and friends also complaining the whole day. weather was clear and dry.

What happened ah?

pcyeoh
23-11-2007, 08:08 AM
This is the cause of the screwed up traffic yesterday and for the next 3 days.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v732/pcyeoh/roadblocks.jpg

pcyeoh
23-11-2007, 08:13 AM
The Star
Friday November 23, 2007

Klang Valley chokes up
By ANDREW SAGAYAM

KUALA LUMPUR: Round-the-clock roadblocks have been set up in the Klang Valley as part of crime-prevention activities in the lead up to the illegal assembly called by the Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) in the city this Sunday.

The roadblock operations, which started yesterday, were to screen motorists entering the city centre and to identify troublemakers ahead of the planned mass gathering of Indians outside the British High Commission in Jalan Ampang.

Read the detail here (http://www.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2007/11/23/nation/19556048&sec=nation).

cskok8
23-11-2007, 10:23 AM
So who or what is causing the traffic jams.

avusblue
23-11-2007, 10:34 AM
So who or what is causing the traffic jams.

THE POLICE.

No one else. What the hell does it serve, being 3 days ahead? That's why our productivity is so high ... because we get to sit in jams created by the police for hours. I think they're trying to make us as "productive" as the government sector.

ahfatt78
23-11-2007, 10:37 AM
I dont see any police checking up the cars, they are sitting/standing/chatting etc. It's a nonsense from the police...

bslee
23-11-2007, 11:02 AM
Oil companies could be laughing to the bank.. more traffic jam, more wasteful petrol consumption. Not to mention gahmen to pay more petrol subsidy!..or is it a small price to pay for "security measures"?.. Not a farnie matter when pondering over this!.

Just remember..a small tiny incident (like all the passing KPC's viewing the aftermath of any accident) can cause a HUGE traffic jam at any Klang Valley trunk road.

Chia Hak Soon
23-11-2007, 11:42 AM
This is a strategy by our gomen/police. Frustrate the raayat and the mass majority caught in the jams will condemed the situation and hope that they will fall in favour of anti-demostrasi. However it could backfire. Production time are lost, people begin to find out and learn more of why they demostrate,people will sympathize and more people will support their cause.

It happen in India, It happen in Thailand and it also happen in Myammar . the gomen must be accounted for, these are the silent dissidents. The gomen cannot take things for granted.

avusblue
23-11-2007, 11:47 AM
Just remember..a small tiny incident (like all the passing KPC's viewing the aftermath of any accident) can cause a HUGE traffic jam at any Klang Valley trunk road.

Then these roadblocks will be the mother of all jams. U usually lose 1, maybe 2 lanes to accidents. But imagine this, all roads into KL are being choked into a single lane.

Took me 2 hours from subang to d'sara jaya, via NKVE this morning.

bslee
23-11-2007, 11:57 AM
Took me 2 hours from subang to d'sara jaya, via NKVE this morning.

AND you had to pay toll of course...jam or no jam ya?. :cool:

kokomo
23-11-2007, 12:02 PM
Last 2/3 days ago, it took me 2 hrs to get home after work. Left my office at 7pm and reach home at 9pm. Such ridiculous timing. Today to get to work saw Federal heavy traffic detour to NKVE and I got stuck there :mad: and reach my office almost 2 hrs.

Yesterday nite was thinking it should be jam at such hour anymore roughly about 10pm from D'msara Uptown to go home - mana tau LDP start to jam again then detour to Federal from SS2 also jam. Haihz .. sometimes how nice if everyone can just stay home and work from home. Don't have to waste petrol & time on road.

kokomo
23-11-2007, 12:03 PM
AND you had to pay toll of course...jam or no jam ya?. :cool:

Waste money to take NKVE only altho is only Rm1 but then what's the point might as well joint to federal highway and stuck there is the same anyway.

bslee
23-11-2007, 12:18 PM
Waste money to take NKVE only altho is only Rm1 but then what's the point might as well joint to federal highway and stuck there is the same anyway.

Its NOT the matter of RM1..but the highways are exist primarily to ease traffic flow and get to one's destination faster albeit with a fee. YET..clearly shows these tolled roads FAIL in its primary objective and the toll concessionaires or gahmen is NOT and NEVER interested in making it any easier other than collecting tolls 24/7, regardless of situation.

Jokee
23-11-2007, 12:52 PM
Its NOT the matter of RM1..but the highways are exist primarily to ease traffic flow and get to one's destination faster albeit with a fee. YET..clearly shows these tolled roads FAIL in its primary objective and the toll concessionaires or gahmen is NOT and NEVER interested in making it any easier other than collecting tolls 24/7, regardless of situation.
Wait till you try Jalan Damansara from Eastin to NKVE during peak hour. Jam all the way till NKVE toll. Pay RM 1 toll for the upgrade of an existing road. Its not even a highway. :mad:

H.S.Seah
23-11-2007, 01:19 PM
So here is a gomen who is prepared to cause inconvenience to their citizen because of a small demonstration, which can be ignored . Now it apppears that the gomen is so jitterly that they cannot afford to take risk. To me they glorify the intended demonstration and cause fear to the public.

LMei
23-11-2007, 01:53 PM
Hiya... no wonder this morning the LDP so jam la. Hardly moving at all.

pcyeoh
23-11-2007, 02:11 PM
This is really sickening. Don't the government know that the SPM and the STPM examinations are now in full swing. I am not even talking about the colleges and universities end of year exam. I was told some of my son's friends were even late for the exam and missed the paper cmpletely. Now how to vote for BN.

bslee
23-11-2007, 02:11 PM
Go lah..class action suit against gah*** for unnecessary late for work, missed appointments, loss of sales, petrol wastage, undue car wear & tear, illegal toll because it failed in its primary purpose, provoked distress, anger, frustration, wasting precious time..etc..anymore?.. :D

kokomo
23-11-2007, 02:30 PM
Value or no value - waste or no waste of RM1 is not the matter. Yes, it's suppose to ease up the traffic but ended up stuck in the middle of highway. Been listenining to the traffic report over the radio over and over again that asking people to make early arrangements to go out instead of that why not ask the gov to just ask us stay home and not go out till this weekend'ah? Easier like that - very very frustrating to get stuck in the jam consecutively 1 week for a minimum of 1 hr daily.

AllUrban
23-11-2007, 02:34 PM
This is really sickening. Don't the government know that the SPM and the STPM examinations are now in full swing. I am not even talking about the colleges and universities end of year exam. I was told some of my son's friends were even late for the exam and missed the paper cmpletely. Now how to vote for BN.How interesting...in South Korea the government encouraged staggered working hours and asked the entire country to refrain from driving if possible, and even to avoid using public transportation....just to make it easier for students to get to their examinations, and to prevent distractions....

They even went to the extent of asking female students not to wear perfume or certain clothing to avoid distracting the male students :eek:

Now where is that committment to education that we were being promised?

Actually, it's not all true...see this letter regarding the "cancelled" school fees (http://www.malaysiakini.com/letters/75150)

now back to our regularly scheduled thread....opposition demands that roadblocks be dismantled (http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/75176)
Cheers, m

bslee
23-11-2007, 02:43 PM
why not ask the gov to just ask us stay home and not go out till this weekend'ah?

Thats short of a "curfew"!... if you've lived through one in the past...

Rocky19
23-11-2007, 02:44 PM
How interesting...in South Korea the government encouraged staggered working hours and asked the entire country to refrain from driving if possible, and even to avoid using public transportation....just to make it easier for students to get to their examinations, and to prevent distractions....


There the govt is working for the people. Here is different. The govt is working for themselves. and as Nazri said, the govt is on the summit. so they care less about the difficulty of the people etc. Exam no exam, keeping peoplefrom knowing the truth or exercising their rights is what is important for this govt

and famous quote, I'll do what the people want!!! Ha ha!!!If a cow can stand fr election and win, it will also say the same thing.

bslee
23-11-2007, 03:02 PM
The govt is working for themselves.
Can't be generalized or conclusive as that. They ARE working for the rakyat!.. but WHICH rakyat. Every single one of them also "rakyat". They take lion's share and gives you the crumbs for survival..maybe bonus or 2 thrown in (annual budget announcements!)...like my road tax reduced from RM30 to RM20 this year. The rest..you'll be paying through your noses by way of all sorts of blatant taxes and irresponsible levies shafted down your throats in the name of progress...like to one particular waste treatment company. Aiyah..the list goes on.. :rolleyes:

BUT..look again at my signature below.. :D

Snuffleupagus
23-11-2007, 03:23 PM
the stupidity of 'some people' who view non-threatening situations as threats just amazes me. I wonder how in the world have we survived until today, as a nation?

Seriously.. it isn't Malaysia boleh, to quote a sydney journalist.. it's 'Malaysia bodoh'.

Jokee
23-11-2007, 03:32 PM
the stupidity of 'some people' who view non-threatening situations as threats just amazes me. I wonder how in the world have we survived until today, as a nation?

Seriously.. it isn't Malaysia boleh, to quote a sydney journalist.. it's 'Malaysia bodoh'.
Guilty people are scared of anything and will do anything to cover their deeds.

SingaporeEhSai!
23-11-2007, 04:34 PM
err...tell me if i am wrong, isnt imcompetent ruling authorities the main cause why the British Resident were called in by the rakyat last time? Should we do that again? Hmm..could we be better off colonised again? At least then we spoke better english?
Sorry ah, my sejarah not so good....