UMNO’s DBKL bullies at work: They damaged the guy’s bicycle. Equally high handed at Protest against bicycle impounds. Do they answer to no one?


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

1h1 hour ago

admits to damaging delivery man’s bike


KUALA LUMPUR: City Hall has admitted that it caused damage to a delivery man’s bicycle when it was seized for a parking infringement here on Monday.
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.

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1h1 hour ago

Cyclist at DBKL protest charged with obstruction

Alyaa Alhadjri

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

5h5 hours ago

Inilah demo hak berbasikal hari ini. Adakah wajar ditangkap? Penguatkuasaan DBKL cukup double standard & selektif.



Malay Mail Online

Cyclist nabbed over scuffle during protest against bicycle impounds
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.

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2h2 hours ago

Who is this person attempting to remove the banner calling for more rights to cyclists? A samseng or DBKL personnel?


22m22 minutes ago

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.
One day last week, he chained his RM3,000 bike to a bus stop while doing his rounds near Wisma Central in Jalan Ampang. While he was away, City Hall officers cut the lock to his bike and carted it away to a pound in Cheras. At the pound, he was horrified to find his bike had been badly damaged. He had been slapped with a RM300 fine, compound and storage fee. On top of that, he had to wait for seven days to retrieve his bike.
Questions have been raised about the high-handed tactics of City Hall enforcement officers.
“Patutnya KL bicycle friendly. Kesian mamat ini” (KL should be a bicycle-friendly city. Pity the guy), according to a comment posted to NST Online Facebook.

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.

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16 Feb 2017

Feb 16

Bicycle messenger claims damaged his RM3,000 ride

KUALA LUMPUR: A bicycle messenger who locked his bicycle at a bus stop near Wisma Central on Monday, has claimed that Kuala Lumpur City Hall damaged his RM3,000 ride after impounding it.
Khirunnizam Mohd Lani was doing his delivery rounds near the area on Monday night when he locked his bicycle to a bus stop railing.
He later returned to find his bicycle missing. He said a food truck operator who was at the scene said City Hall officers had cut the lock to his bicycle and carted it away.
He later went to a storage depot in Taman Miharja, Cheras to collect his bicycle and pay the fine.
However, upon arrival there, he was horrified to find his Bombtrack Arise bicycle badly damaged.
City Hall also refused to release the bicycle, stating that he had to wait seven days before the bicycle can be released.
He was also informed that he would have to pay RM300 in compounds for towing, storage as well as the fine.
Khirunnizam, who has worked full time for Velo Express since October 2015, says he uses the bicycle for work, and now doesn’t have one to resume work.
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Feb 17

Bicycle Messenger Claims DBKL Damaged His RM3,000 Ride

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1 Response to UMNO’s DBKL bullies at work: They damaged the guy’s bicycle. Equally high handed at Protest against bicycle impounds. Do they answer to no one?

  1. Edward Lye says:

    Kelakuan DBKL berasas daripada adat mana ke? Pengaruh negeri Barat atau warisan kaum Melayu? Tak bole tampal saman ke? Tidak boleh memberi surat memberi nasihat menunjukan tempat dan cara meletak basikal yang sesuai dan berdekatan ke?

    All I know is that you do not break someone’s rice bowl. Never cross that line. Ever.

    This is a another reason to bantah RUU 355. We cannot trust these people to be amanah.

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