Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Umno LED display a danger for motorists? | Free Malaysia Today

Umno LED display a danger for motorists?

G Vinod | October 9, 2012
A DAP leader wonders if a person distracted by the bright lights gets involved in an accident, can he or she hold the Umno headquarters management responsible.
KUALA LUMPUR: Motorists passing the Umno headquarters here are left dazzled by the LED display on the building’s walls, which among others, showcases an image of Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak.

However, several Pakatan Rakyat leaders queried whether the Umno building management had the necessary approval for this.

Ipoh Barat MP M Kulasegaran asked whether the building management had complied with the necessary regulation.

“Has the local council approved it? I don’t think they would have allowed [such a large display] in other places,” he said.

The DAP vice chairman said that the LED display was huge and imposing, distracting drivers using the surrounding roads.

“Legally speaking, I wonder whether a driver who gets into an accident due to the distraction could hold the building management responsible for it,” he added.

PAS MP Salahuddin Ayub said the authorities should conduct a study whether the LED display was causing traffic congestion.

“It’s their right because it’s their building. But if it’s found to be obstructing traffic, then I leave it to Umno’s wisdom to decide on the matter,” said the PAS vice president.

Sharing his personal experince, Salahuddin said that the display did distract him at times whenever he was driving along the roads located close to the building.

Meanwhile, PKR MP Tian Chua urged the Kuala Lumpur City Hall [DBKL] to study the traffic flow in the area.

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