IPOH: Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Saarani Mohamad has urged members of the public not to take it on themselves to patch potholes on roads here.
He said that when repairing potholes, there were some requirements to stick to, which could worsen if repairs are not carried out properly.
“All buildings have their own specifications. It could make things even worse by bringing matters into their own (public) hands. “Minor damage could lead to more problems. And it is dangerous as well,” he told reporters at the State Secretariat building here on Tuesday (Dec 29).
Saarani said the State Department of Public Works was working hard to address road issues, including potholes, in the state.
The department has reported stellar results, having addressed up to 97 percent of the 705 road problems complaints received.
“Only 18 cases remain in the Kinta district and one case each in Kuala Kangsar and Kampar,” he said, adding that swift action had also been taken by local councils in Perak.
“The local councils like Ipoh City Council will quickly fix these issues,” he said.
In addition, they will wait for a few more (to appear) for small potholes, and patch them at all times to lower the cost.
“Pothole issues are an ongoing matter and from time to time there will be complaints. After that, by taking immediate action, we will do our best,” he added.
Moreover, Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Khairy Jamaluddin sustained injuries on Sunday (Dec 27) after his bicycle struck a pothole in Banting, Selangor.
Lastly, the accident sparked debates among Malaysians who were dissatisfied with the state of some roads in the nation. It is including potholes that could damage vehicles or cause accidents.
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