Monday, August 04, 2008

A bridge too far

(Source: The Sun)

The Sun reports, here, that thousands of motorists were caught in near stand-still traffic yesterday when the Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2) flyover in Kepong was abruptly closed by police. Fragments had started raining on passing motorists after cracks appeared on Pillar 28 of the flyover. This is the third time the 1.7km flyover had to be closed. It was first closed in August 2004 and then for the second time in February 2006 for repairs.

The government has to date spent more than RM70 million on repairs to the flyover and previous inspections by engineers have revealed flaws in the design of the elevated expressway. More taxpayers' money is expected to be spent to get the Kepong MRR2 flyover repaired and safe for motorists.

The then Works Minister Samy Vellu at first maintained that it was not due to any design flaw. But a consultants' study later found that design deficiencies and improper anchoring at the crossbeams were responsible for the cracks.

I expect massive jams this morning on the LDP expressway near where I live. Thank you, Samy Vellu.


  1. Samy also thanks you. He no need to pening kepala now.

  2. uncle, tu la keje org BN, wat keje sambil tido, akhirnya rakyat yg, jam lgk mcm pernah je berlaku kan... nk salahkn PR ke? sounds like me, looks like me..but not me..hantu maybe, ehehehe

  3. the police did nothing to ease the jam, they just stand there with no responsibility, not even bothered to helpout the jam situation to me i see them like sadist enjoying the suffering of the people.

  4. capt., very cepat sami responded this time, surprise? what is the motive? those days pukul dengan tukul besi pun tiada jawapan unless the Big Boss said so. Hoping for a Tunship? Sami oh sami, only if yopu had done your job with even 50% sincerity, you would certainly sleep well nowadays. you think you have any right to point your finger now? By collaborating so closely in the past, yopu cannot wash away your karma just by pointing your crooked finger now!


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