The Renaming of 9 KL roads: Just who is lying?

ONE FT MINISTER SAYS ONE THING, ANOTHER SAYS THE EXACT OPPOSITE!

Federal Territories Deputy Minister Senator Datuk J. Loga Bala Mohan: the Conference of Rulers asked for the change in names because it felt that Kuala Lumpur lacked the identity of the monarchy.

Federal Territories Deputy Minister Senator Datuk J. Loga Bala Mohan disclosed that the decision to change the names the roads came after a request from the Conference of Rulers.

Loga Bala Mohan told reporters in Parliament that the royal institution felt that Kuala Lumpur lacked the identity (of) the monarchy.

http://m.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/pakatan-mp-demands-referendum-before-kuala-lumpur-roads-renamed

SAME ROAD, SAME CITY, TWO DIFFERENT SPELLINGS!

Jalan Duta is now Jalan Tuanku Abdul Halim but the sign in Jalan Parlimen (right) says ‘Jalan Tunku Abdul Halim’. — Picture by Nazerul Ramli

Confusion in KL over misspelled new road name

KL Mayor Datuk Ahmad Phesal Talib, “To our knowledge there are no signboards with errors but we will rectify the mistake as soon as possible.”

Obviously, he knows too little!

UPDATE: KL mayor Ahmad Phesal has clarified that the correct new name for Jalan Duta is Jalan Tuanku Abdul Halim and not Jalan Tunku Abdul Halim as stated in the press release.

These roads are now named after the current and past Yang di-Pertuan Agong. Work on the installation of new signboards will begin tomorrow (November 26), DBKL says.

http://paultan.org/2014/11/25/dbkl-renames-eight-roads-including-jalan-duta-mahameru/

Tunku or Tuanku; which is it? More on the confusion over the renaming of the roads in today’s Malay Mail.

Jalan Duta is now Jalan Tuanku Abdul Halim but the sign on Jalan Parlimen (right) says ‘Jalan Tunku Abdul Halim’. — Picture by Nazerul Ramli

By Loghun Kumaran and Vanessa Ee-Lyn Gomes
Published: December 3, 2014 06:50 AM

PETALING JAYA, Dec 3 — The confusion over the renaming of roads in the city continued yesterday after an error was spotted on a signboard.

The signboard, in Jalan Parlimen, lists the new name of Jalan Duta as Jalan Tunku Abdul Halim when it should be Jalan Tuanku Abdul Halim.

Malay Mail reported last Wednesday City Hall had misspelled the road’s name in a release to the media, following which mayor Datuk Ahmad Phesal Talib said it would be corrected.

http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/confusion-in-kl-over-misspelled-new-road-name

The signboard, in Jalan Parlimen, lists the new name of Jalan Duta as Jalan Tunku Abdul Halim when it should be Jalan Tuanku Abdul Halim.

Each signboard cost RM700, so how much will it cost to correct the error?

Malay Mail Online

Confusion in KL over misspelled new road name

By Loghun Kumaran and Vanessa Ee-Lyn Gomes
Published: December 3, 2014 06:50 AM

Jalan Duta is now Jalan Tuanku Abdul Halim but the sign in Jalan Parlimen (right) says ‘Jalan Tunku Abdul Halim’. — Picture by Nazerul RamliJalan Duta is now Jalan Tuanku Abdul Halim but the sign in Jalan Parlimen (right) says ‘Jalan Tunku Abdul Halim’. — Picture by Nazerul Ramli

PETALING JAYA, Dec 3 — The confusion over the renaming of roads in the city continued yesterday after an error was spotted on a signboard.

The signboard, in Jalan Parlimen, lists the new name of Jalan Duta as Jalan Tunku Abdul Halim when it should be Jalan Tuanku Abdul Halim.

Malay Mail reported last Wednesday City Hall had misspelled the road’s name in a release to the media, following which mayor Datuk Ahmad Phesal Talib said it would be corrected.

Ahmad Phesal said the council would rectify the error on the signboard in Jalan Parlimen.

“To our knowledge there are no signboards with errors but we will rectify the mistake as soon as possible,” he said.

He said each signboard cost RM700 but did not specify how much it would cost to correct the error.

http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/confusion-in-kl-over-misspelled-new-road-name

中國報訊:掌璽大臣拿督斯里賽丹尼賽阿末指出,馬來統治者會議不曾議決和通過任何指示,要吉隆坡市政局以當前和歷任最高元首的名字,為隆市數條道路重新命名。

他指出,這個問題從來不曾在馬來統治者會議上被討論過。他發表這份文告,旨在澄清不實的報導。

吉隆坡市政局于11月25日宣布,隆市的8條道路將重新命名,並在11月26日開始更換新路牌。

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‘Road name change not request from sultans’

Ku Nan: Road name change not request from sultans. The idea to change the names came from his Federal Territories Ministry.

The change of names of nine roads in the city was not made upon the request of the Conference of Rulers, but was on the decision of the Federal Territories Ministry.

Its minister, Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor, said the decision was made because those former Agong were part of the country’s history and that the people should remember their names.

“The idea to change the names of those main roads did not come from Conference of Rulers (as reported by alternative media portals), but was from the ministry.

“It was done with the aim to remind city dwellers, and Malaysians as a whole, of the names of our former Yang di-Pertuan Agong as they were part of Malaysia’s monarch system,” Tengku Adnan told Bernama when contacted in Kuala Lumpur today.

http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/281984

NST

KUALA LUMPUR: NINE roads and streets here will be renamed after rulers who have served as Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

Jalan Duta will be renamed Jalan Tuanku Abdul Halim; Jalan Khidmat Usaha will be renamed Jalan Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah; Jalan Ipoh — from the Jalan Segambut junction to the Jalan Pahang junction — will be renamed Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah; Persiaran Duta will be renamed Persiaran Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin; Jalan Khidmat Setia and Jalan Ibadah will be renamed Jalan Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin; Lebuhraya Mahameru will be renamed Lebuhraya Sultan Iskandar; Persiaran Mahameru will be renamed Persiaran Tuanku Jaafar; and, Jalan Semarak will be renamed Jalan Sultan Yahya Petra.

Mayor Datuk Seri Ahmad Phesal Talib said the new names would take effect tomorrow.

He said City Hall had received the cabinet’s consent to rename the roads.

“This is to honour the rulers who have served as Yang di-Pertuan Agong.”

http://www.nst.com.my/node/56168

Shock at Kuala Lumpur City Hall’s decision to rename 8 major roads

KL city folk express shock at decision to rename 8 major roads, some lament it would affect mapping apps

As the news broke early yesterday morning, city folk took to social media to vent their disbelief and frustration.

Some questioned the need for the renaming exercise in the first place, while others lamented that the renaming of the roads would affect mapping and navigational apps for mobile users.

The GPS mapping software for Malaysia is updated every three months as the geographical information changes with new roads and highways built to connect the city to other parts of the country.

Facebook user Yiu King Ng said road names should be made short and simple for drivers to know where to go.

“Writing letters to those addresses also would be a hassle. Hopefully, DBKL will reconsider their decision and keep it simple,” he said.

Another user, Adrian Amalraj, said the names of these roads were part of Kuala Lumpur’s history.

“I suggest DBKL change those less-familiar roads in KL to the new names. Even the businesses along these roads would have to update their mailing addresses and business cards,” he said.

Twitter user @chrisven11 said it would be harder for people to remember the longer names.

“From short and easy-to-remember road names to longer road names is not wise”

Another user, @ANISbettyAZMAN, said the renaming would create a lot of confusion.

“Changing road names. I don’t see the need for it. Plus, how are you going to explain to people not used to KL?” she said.

Meanwhile, Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng said while he respected all the previous rulers, he suggested the society can honour their names for new roads instead of changing the names of existing roads.

“This can avoid confusion among the public and additional taxpayers’ money for changing the signboards,” he said.

He said some of the eight roads are historical and iconic as they have been well-known for a long time.

“The Cabinet should perform a referendum to find out what the public thinks of this move.

http://transport.asiaone.com/news/general/story/shock-kuala-lumpur-city-halls-decision-rename-8-major-roads#sthash.2eoAXuAl.uxfs

Kuala Lumpur to rename 8 major roads to honour previous royal heads of state

Kuala Lumpur to rename 8 major roads to honour previous royal heads of state

According to a media release signed off by Dr Ismail Stapa, a corporate planning manager at KL City Hall, the names of some roads are being changed to honour previous royal heads of state. The roads affected are:

  1. Jalan Duta – will become Jalan Tunku Abdul Halim
  2. Jalan Khidmat Usaha – will become Jalan Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah
  3. Jalan Ipoh (from Jalan Segambut  junction until Jalan Pahang junction) – will become Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah
  4. Persiaran Duta – will become Persiaran Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin
  5. Jalan Khidmat Setia and Jalan Ibadah – will become Jalan Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin
  6. Lebuhraya Mahameru – will become Lebuhraya Sultan Iskandar
  7. Persiaran Mahameru – will become Persiaran Tuanku Ja’afar
  8. Jalan Semarak – will become Jalan Sultan Yahya Petra

Road signs to reflect the new names will be installed on Nov 26, City Hall said.

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/some-major-kuala-lumpur/1491942.html?cid=twtcna

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