KUALA LUMPUR: The lack of parking at public housing projects (PPR) has captured the attention of three candidates for the Bandar Tun Razak parliamentary seat.
Residents have long been complaining about the lack of car parking spaces but there has been no solution so far, and the situation has worsened with the increase in the number of cars.
There are residents of PPR who are forced to park their cars on the shoulder of the road, where a two-way street eventually becomes a single lane.
Pakatan Harapan candidate Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said the dense population at the PPR coupled with limited open space was sure to cause parking woes.
“This is something we need to think about and deal with. We can’t blame the residents (because of the increase in cars) maybe belonging to family members who are now grown up, and with public transport that is not yet efficient enough, it contributes to the increased number of vehicles here,” she said while campaigning in the area today.
The area is dominated by highrise buildings including PPRs such as Flat Sri Labuan, Flat Sri Melaka, Flat Sri Kota, and Flat Taman Mulia.
Dr Wan Azizah said that constituency complaints comprised socio-economic problems such as rubbish collection, the pressure of urban life, the welfare of residents as well as local issues that have not been seriously addressed by the local authorities.
Bandar Tun Razak is a new constituency for Wan Azizah, who was previously MP for Pandan from 2018 and MP for Permatang Pauh before that.
Perikatan Nasional’s candidate Kamarudin Jaffar, who hopes to defend the seat, said the issue of limited parking space at PPR housing and the socio-economic problems of the B40 group were among the main concerns raised by the locals.
He said he had worked with the local authorities several times to overcome the problems faced by most residents of low-cost flats, such as broken-down lifts and limited parking spaces.
Barisan Nasional candidate Chew Yin Keen, who is Bandar Tun Razak MCA chief, said the lack of parking space was not only plaguing Bandar Tun Razak, but many other high-rise residences around the capital.