LOOK AT WHAT DBKL DID TO HIS BICYCLE!
21 Feb 2017
KL a bike-friendly city how so…? ask urban cyclists
KUALA LUMPUR: The plan to make Kuala Lumpur a ‘bicycle-friendly city’ was hatched in 2012 but yet four years down the road nothing much seems to have been done in cyclists’ favour.
The idea came from former Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin and current minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor who were determined to implement it.
However, following a case recently, in which a courier’s bicycle was impounded by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), some cyclists questioned the government’s plan in realising the ‘bike-friendly city’ idea.
They pointed out that Kuala Lumpur lacked facilities for bicycles, putting cyclists in a quandary whenever they had to look for a proper or secure space to park.
This, lamented cycling enthusiasts, certainly did not reflect the city’s ‘friendliness’ towards them.
20 Feb 2017
#CityHall admits to damaging delivery man’s bike
It said this happened when its enforcement officers tried to cut the lock of the bicycle, which was chained to the bus stop in front of Wisma Central in Jalan Ampang.
City Hall said its officers had encountered difficulties in cutting the lock and were forced to use a cable cutter.
“Khirunnizam can claim compensation from City Hall. However, the amount will be determined by the insurance panel,” it said.
Cyclist at DBKL protest charged with obstruction
A 23-year-old cyclist arrested over an alleged scuffle with Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) officers has been charged for obstruction of a public servant.
Muhammad Nur Rabbani Shariffhuddin claimed trial at the Kuala Lumpur Magistrates Court to the charge under Section 353 of the Penal Code for allegedly using criminal force to deter a public servant from discharge of his duty.
He was accused of committing the offence against DBKL officer Muhd Farzli Mohamad at approximately 10.15am yesterday outside DBKL’s building along Jalan Raja Laut.
A group of some 40 cyclists had gathered to protest against DBKL’s move to impound bicycles, and in reaction to claims that the local authority had damaged a RM3,000 bicycle which had been left locked by the roadside.
The cyclists also complained they are forced to park their bicycles along roadsides because there are no bicycle racks available.
19 Feb 2017
Inilah demo hak berbasikal hari ini. Adakah wajar ditangkap? Penguatkuasaan DBKL cukup double standard & selektif.
Malay Mail Online
Cyclists protest on February 19, 2017, in Kuala Lumpur against bicycle impounds. — Picture via Twitter/Lawyers for Liberty
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 19 — A cyclist was arrested today for alleged obstruction of duty during a scuffle at a protest against City Hall’s impounding of bicycles.
Human rights group Lawyers for Liberty (LFL) said it would represent Muhammad Nur Rabbani, 23, during remand proceedings at the Dang Wangi police headquarters tomorrow morning.
“Bani was arrested during a scuffle after a few ‘gangster-like’ plain-clothed DBKL (Kuala Lumpur City Hall) officers tried to interrupt their peaceful protest during DBKL-organised car-free day today,” LFL said in a statement.
The Star Online reported that a group of cyclists claimed that DBKL enforcement officers had heckled and slapped one of them during their demonstration this morning, while a DBKL officer had claimed that one of the cyclists had punched him.
Dang Wangi police chief ACP Mohd Sukri Kaman said in a statement that a DBKL enforcement officer had ordered some 15 teenagers to take down a banner stating “Kemudahan awam macam sial DBKL sibuk sita basikal” (Public facilities are rubbish with DBKL busy impounding bicycles) that they had hung in front of DBKL’s building.
But the youths purportedly refused to do so and a man allegedly punched the DBKL officer when the officer and three colleagues wanted to take down the banner. The 23-year-old suspect was subsequently arrested under Section 353 of the Penal Code that prohibits using criminal force to deter a public servant from the discharge of duty.
Who is this person attempting to remove the banner calling for more rights to cyclists? A samseng or DBKL personnel?
DBKL vs the delivery man
Khirunnizam Mohd Lani is a 38-year-old political science graduate living in Kuala Lumpur.
He works as a delivery man, sending letters and other items using his bicycle. His courier company, called Velo Express and based in KL, is made up of people who dedicate their lives to cycling.
There are also people who supported City Hall. “The lack of bicycle parking bays is not a reason for anyone to simply park their bicycle anywhere they like,” Khairul Ilmy said in an email to me.
16 Feb 2017
Bicycle messenger claims
#DBKL damaged his RM3,000 ride
Read More : http://www.nst.com.my/news/2017/02/213053/bicycle-messenger-claims-dbkl-damaged-his-rm3000-ride