View Full Version : Burnt motorbike as ornaments??

12-04-2003, 10:35 PM
I wonder if you guys have noticed the badly burnt motorbike infront of the traffic light near Carrefour and Subang Parade. It had been lying there for a couple of weeks now.

Am wondering if this is the new way to beautify Subang Jaya. Maybe we can plant some more of these wrecks ourselves.

Not only is it an eyesore, but it sure is dangerous. Would it need a fatal accident before the authorities, whose office is just walking distance, decide to do something?

Macam mana Subang Jaya boleh?? ...

12-04-2003, 11:34 PM
there is no money in towing away motorbikes for MPSJ....

you must understand how a "modern town coucil" works. they have to "take care of the interests of the ppl", in other words they will "prioritise".

i.e. prioritise based on profit margins.


14-04-2003, 11:19 AM
i guess everybody saw it but nobody bothered to tell mpsj.

mpsj is pretty bz to be patrolling every road everyday.

14-04-2003, 11:27 AM
... or they purposely leave it there to remind the motorist "not to speed" ...

14-04-2003, 12:11 PM
This is a case of somebody, anybody, nobody and everybody.

Everybody sees it thinking that somebody will inform MPSJ when anybody including himslef/herself could have done it and what happens is nobody did it. Then, in this forum, everybody got something to say about MPSJ. Please don't expect MPSJ to read this forum.I shall be passing by this place on my way home and if it is still there, I make it my business to call MPSJ 24hr hotline 03-56376545 to report it. If the next 3 days it is still there, then it is 03-80263131 to speak to the officer in charge to escalate the request/urgency. In highlighting all your complaints, please be polite and not be SARcastic. You will be surprised that things will get done when the complaint is done is right spirit.

14-04-2003, 08:36 PM
i think ppl have every right to be angered and sarcastic in this situation.

as tohca mentioned, this is dangerous. we can't wait till ppl complain and make phone calls for things to get done.

they should happen. why do we have authorities if they need an authority on what to do?


14-04-2003, 10:22 PM
Thanks PC, for taking this upon yourself. I can't help but be a little upset that MPSJ is so efficient when you park your vehicle at the 'wrong' place for just a few minutes, and tow it away but refuses to cart the burnt motorbike that is right in front of a busy junction after so many daaaays. I do not think one should have to call them for such matter, but I guess you have to, as it is after all MPSJ!!! Then again what's the use????

I was also reluctant to call them as I do not see them being of much use when I call them to trim the trees outside my house that have been causing my gutters to be clogged. Have called them no less than a dozen times for this. Have also used their online aduan but they just classify it as 'tutup' but have not done anything. I have even personally gone to MPSJ office to meet with the officer concerned but have not been successful. I can vouch that I have not been sacarstic during all my encounters with MPSJ. Maybe I should start to be more sacarstic, .... I might get some satisfaction then.

15-04-2003, 09:55 AM
I understand why some people seems to be more sarcastic than others and but I am more supportive of sarcarsm that are positive and that can get things done. What I want to promote here is that everyone of us living in this community to play a role here be it reporting to the authorities dangerous situation or just stopping your car to remove a brick that has fallen from a lorry or even participate in your neighbourhood gotong royong.

Yesterday evening, I made a detour from my normal route to check it out and sure enough, the motorcycle was lying on the road right in front of the traffic light. There and then, I called MPSJ Hotline (03-56376545) and reported this to En Mohd. Azhar. Before I even reached the Kesas flyoverat SS 19, I got a call from him updating me that has reported this to the police. Before MPSJ could remove the bike, the Subang Jaya police station will have to investigate why the bike was there for so long. Don't ask me why they have to leave it there while they are investigating but don't be surprised if they have removed it as I suggested they remove first and talk later. Let us give them 3 days to do so failing which I shall pursue the matter further.

15-04-2003, 01:43 PM
PC, well, I should not say well done as I did not do anything that suppose to be done, after all, it is our responsibility to get things done our way.

But, just my 3 sens, in future, whenever whoever spotted something that needs to be done by the authorities, we will just notify and keep notifying the authorities until it is done? Consider it as a complaint storm to the authorities, and then something will get done, well, not for picking up a brick that is falling off from a lorry in front of you, of course.:)

Well done for your initiative and effort. We shall follow suit.

17-04-2003, 12:29 AM
Evensince I made that call and logged in my complaint, I purposely make a detour to check whether the bike was still there. Yesterday evening, I passed by the place and could not believe my eyes that it has been removed. So I called En Mohd Azahar again and thanked him for his prompt action. And he replied "Sama sama" That must have made his day. Case close.

17-04-2003, 01:23 AM
tohca reported it on the 12th of april to this forum that the motorbike had been lying there for several weeks.

today is the 16th of april, and the bike just got moved.

i dont know about other people, but i would wish that the authorities do a better job and get things done faster. it the taxpayer's money, afterall, and our safety is at hand.

tohca was right, the wreck could have caused an accident. if it gets the people concerned to this level, the authorities should have been more worried and taken the appropriate action and not left it lying there.

badawi was right when he said we have third world mentality. it can't be such that ppl wait for someone to make noise before they get off their backsides!

i'm with tohca, i expect better from our authorities.


17-04-2003, 08:34 AM
If mpsj is out on the roads everyday patrolling to find things like this, they won't have the manpower or resources to handle other issues, such as settling summons, bill payment, etc etc etc.. it's our responsibility as residents to inform the council of these obstructions. it'd be good if sj had cctv cameras strategically located to monitor these situations, so they can straight away respond.. but in the mean time, why can't we do our part instead of always solely relying on other people?

p.s. how many of us actually bothered to report the incident to mpsj? how many?

17-04-2003, 09:23 AM
Just a thought.

MPSJ have loads of officers on the road to issue summons, raid illegal VCD traders, checking this and that, the place where the burned bike located is not somewhere nobody passed by, it is a main road for god sake, I cannot believe that non of the MPSJ officers noticed it.

I think it is the same mentality here : "Bayar bill ini di kaunter itu, bukan kaunter ini ..."

There is a well known Chinese proverb : "Sweep the snow in front of your door, ignore the ice on others roof." This is the attitude here. And that is why people say city people are cold hearted.


17-04-2003, 07:52 PM
Well done PC, and thanks for taking the trouble to call MPSJ on all our behalf. I admit I should have been the one calling MPSJ first instead of lamenting on this forum. Will do that the next time.

However, Empress is right that we do deserve better services from the authorities. Sometimes what should and what is leaves much to be desired.... that's how the world is and I guess each have to play a part and not just complain passively but positively. That way we can all make this a better place.

Thanks again PC.

18-04-2003, 06:18 PM
over here if a burnt motorbike is on the pavement for more than a week, it ends up in the city's newspapers. (which are circulated free to everyone) then the authorities will have to answer the hard way for their inaction.

i simply don't think it's our duty to be calling them and telling them about big hazards on the main road. they sld at least have someone make rounds and make it their business to get the job done.

i tried complaining to the authorities a ZILLION times about metrobus, but no one has done anything. when will they clean up that mess?

so u see, complaining does not always help if the authorities don't want to do nuts.