KUALA LUMPUR: Taman Tasik Titiwangsa has become the target of vandals and litterbugs.
This comes barely hours after the much-awaited reopening of the park to the public at 6am today.
City Hall project implementation and building maintenance department senior assistant director (architect) Noor Fazlina Rosley took to her Facebook page to express her disappointment over the situation.
“Barely five hours, the signage at the park had already been vandalised.
“(And) rubbish was thrown indiscriminately (but why don’t we do the same while abroad),” she said in her post, which included several pictures.
Fazlina also lambasted park goers who used bicycles that were rented from an unlicenced operator.
“They even tried to get onto the jogging track,” she said.
Fazlina pleaded with the public to take care of the park.
As of 8pm, her post had been shared by more than 2,100 people.
Many netizens have called for CCTVs to be installed at the park and stern actions to be taken against the culprits.
Facebook user Azura Aziz said vandalism demonstrated a lack of respect for public facilities, and urged City Hall to punish the culprits.
Fazidah Ahmad said: “This sort of behaviour is unacceptable.”
The Federal Territories Ministry also shared the post on its Facebook page, and urged the public to reject vandalism.
“Let us take care of public facilities provided at the park together.
“If you happen to see vandalism, don’t walk away, but immediately tell the culprit off.”
Taman Tasik Titiwangsa was closed to visitors from Sept 1 last year to make way for upgrading works, involving 20.2ha of its 46.14ha.
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