KUALA LUMPUR: MIX fm deejay JD served his penalty as a light railway transit (LRT) crowd controller after the men's team lost to the women's in last month's round of the Battle of the Sexes.
The women's team, headed by captain, deejay Dilly, is leading with seven over the men's score of three.
Dilly looked on as JD served his two-hour penalty at the Masjid Jamek and KLCC LRT stations from 5pm to 7pm.
JD said some commuters were reluctant to move away from the queue box and sneered at him when he instructed them to do so.
"I felt invisible. People hardly paid any attention to the crowd controller," he said.
He said train was a reliable option for commuters to avoid traffic congestion and reach their destinations on time.
"Commuters tend to be impatient during peak hours."
JD said he was determined to be a strict controller but did not have the heart to reprimand the commuters.
"I think yelling may not help but the authorities' presence will deter the public from disobeying the law," he said.
"After completing the task, I knew that I am not cut out for the job. I respect the people who do it," he said.
However, he said the behaviour of commuters had improved at both stations over time. JD distributed 10 MyRapid Cards to listeners and passersby.
"I wish the card service will be extended to taxis," he said.
He added that the country's transport system should be integrated for better efficiency.
Syarikat Prasarana Negara Bhd group communications head Masnizam Hisham said that, at times, delays in the LRT service was caused by customers rushing into packed coaches.
"The door has a sensor which detects overcrowding. It will bounce back when the trains are packed with peole."
She noted that such delays would affect the train schedules. On commuters' dissatisfactory behaviour, Masnizam said it could be due to lack of knowledge about traffic rules or plain disregard for the law.
"In addition to auxiliary police, crowd controllers are stationed when there are events, such as during football matches or festivities."
She said the MyRapid Card, which sells for RM10 with a value of RM8, is reloadable at ticket vending machines.