I have been campaigning against road closures even in my first book 'To Digress A Little' published 12 years ago in 2005.
I have been noticing that it seems to be a disease with the Little Napoleons who run the roads in this country. They just love to close the roads. Any road at all.
DBKL closes the city roads as they wish. OCBC can get roads closed for their bicycle race. Who gives a hoot if it causes massive losses to the people who live in the country.
They can even close lanes on highways. Whatever the excuse, the roads and the lanes are closed. They always have some stupid reason or other. They are always stupid reasons. Why? Because you never close a road which the motorists have paid for through paying Road Taxes or Cukai Jalan.
If you have to repair or maintain the roads, do it during off peak hours, way after midnite etc. Not during peak hours. Or daytime travelling hours.
Someone sent me this. It sounds genuine enough.
Posted by Syed Akbar Ali