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Wrong road signs create confusion


KUALA LUMPUR: Visitors in Bandar Manjalara, here, have been losing their way recently each time they passed through Jalan Medan Putra 3. This was because the two road signs which had been installed by City Hall at both ends of the stretch were giving the wrong directions for motorist to exit to Desa Park City township or turn to Taman Bukit Maluri.

The errors involved the direction arrows to the two locations on the signboards, and they had been painted to point in the wrong direction.

A resident identified only as Ooi said he had been living in Bandar Manjalara for the past 10 years and had never encountered any confusion to either of the two places.

"Long-time residents would have been aware of the mistake. But those who are not familiar with this part of the neighbourhood would be left wandering into the wrong direction," he said.

Baffled by the errors on the new signboards, residents alerted Segambut member of parliament Lim Lip Eng.

Lim, at a press conference, said he had notified City Hall on the road sign errors and urged the council to rectify the mistake quickly.

"Its unusual for such mistakes to happen. If this is the fault of the contractor hired for installing the signs, the contractor should be accountable for rectifying the mistakes at their own cost," he said. 

Residents, seen here with Lim Lip Eng (second from left), in front of the signboard with the erroneous arrows.

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