KEEP IT LIT: Residents of Permai Lake View want Tenaga Nasional Berhad to light up the streets
IPOH: MOTORISTS and residents of Permai Lake View, near here, want Tenaga Nasional Bhd to light up the street that leads to their residential area.
Although the poles, equipped with streetlights, have been erected along the stretch, these lights are not switched on in the evening.
Residents claimed that there has been a rise in criminal activities, especially theft and robbery due to this.
Kamarudin Ismail, 30, said the residents had highlighted the issue to the authorities but nothing had been done.
"At night, the area is so dark. It gives thieves ample opportunity to break in or rob those who are out walking of their houses.
"During a recent incident, a resident lost his car's sport rims and tyres," said Kamarudin, adding that such incidents could have been avoided if there were adequate lighting in the area.
Of late, Kamarudin said there have been activities carried out by Mat Rempit late at night.
He said the residents hoped that the authorities would light up the area before more untoward incidents occurred.
Another resident, who wanted to be known as K.L. Chan, said besides the unlit road, motorists are also in danger of knocking down dogs at night.
He said often these dogs could be seen sleeping in the middle of the road.
"Although these dogs do not disturb the residents they endanger road users," he said, adding that the Ipoh City Council should catch the dogs.